Doing a spot of guess commentary at Saturday night's XFC International 7 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Silva told XFC president Myron Molotky he'd be happy to battle Sonnen under the promotion's banner.
"If (Sonnen) accepts the fight, why not?" Silva replied. "I'd do it. Why not? I'm here. Come get it."
Having caught wind of the challenge, Sonnen isn't quite as willing to go rogue like Silva.
Sonnen told MMAmania.com that in addition to his retirement from active competition, he plans to honor his current suspension from NSAC, which doesn't expire until mid-2016. He is, however, willing to throw down against Silva in a jiu-jitsu match under the Metamoris banner, should the Brazilian be willing to comply.
Combined with the pair's embarrassing brawl while coaching the third season of TUF: Brazil, could a grappling match between the two rivals really satisfy the fans? Or Silva, for that matter?
Hard to say.
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Escravidão agora????? Como assim,nao posso trabalhar entao Dana? Vc nao manda em mim,luto onde eu quiser!O Q é seu ta guardado ja chega!— Wanderlei Silva (@wandfc) November 3, 2014
Wanderlei Silva just tweeted this: "Slavery now? So I can't work, Dana? You're not the boss of me, I can fight wherever I want."— Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz) November 3, 2014
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Ray Sefo (@SugarRaySefo) November 1, 2014
@CodyBollinger You fought 2 months ago, we paid you more than your contract says. U were never promised a fight before the end of year.— Ray Sefo (@SugarRaySefo) October 31, 2014
Get well soon.
Bacterial infection ... Explains a lot. Yaaay lets hope there's no Ebola on this flight— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) November 3, 2014
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My Princess has arrived !!!!!!!! Very Eventful Day , Jamie made it look easy ... Tuff Tuff Alvarez... http://t.co/3Pol8Lcywu— Edward Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) November 4, 2014
I enjoyed watching the NASCAR guys getting in to a "fight" this weekend. It was like watching two elementary kids on a playground.— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) November 3, 2014
Fighting up a weight class has it perks :) @ San Francisco International Airport (SFO) http://t.co/YtFeYFxOeF— Joe VeDepo (@DocVEDEPO) November 3, 2014
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Que bonitinho esse bolo de um lutador que fez aniversário ontem... Amei! sweet octagon girl ahahaha pic.twitter.com/jTbgvC2CFD— Jhenny Andrade UFC (@jhennyandrade10) November 2, 2014
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FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via casey.harts.
Chris Weidman, the man who did it. The man who ended the Spider's reign. A lot of people thought he had no chance, or that he did not deserve a shot at Silva when he got the fight.
No one really talks about anything other than the late stoppage in Weidman's bout with Mark Munoz. They never seem to bring up how dominant Chris was. This fight could be argued as the most dominant win in UFC history. Mark Munoz at the time was on a four fight win streak in the UFC and looked quite intimidating. He had not lost in two years. Chris was still green in MMA with only eight fights at the time. Undefeated, he was, but people thought this was going to be very competitive with a lean on the veteran Munoz. Munoz had only lost Matt Hamil at Light Heavyweight, and Yushin Okami via split decision. Munoz had not made it commonplace for him to lose or look out of a fight. Chris Weidman changed that with one of the most awe-inspiring performances in MMA history. The only offense offered by Munoz in this fight was a wild hook he threw while rising to his feet from being controlled on the ground followed by a blocked head kick in the 2nd round. The entire first round, he offered up zero attacks. Weidman manipulated him like a malleable ball, he moved, rotated and adjusted Munoz as he saw fit.
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