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Morning Report: Chael Sonnen wants grappling match with Wanderlei Silva at Metamoris, not MMA fight in Brazil

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

There's still hope for fans hoping to see former UFC light heavyweights Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva hash out their differences through combat.

With each man currently and likely permanently barred from competing in MMA in these United States, Silva hoped to take the show on the road back home to Brazil.

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.

Per MMA Mania:

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.

Sonnen competed against Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion Andre Galvao Aug. 9 at Metamoris 4, submitting via rear-naked choke 14 minutes into the twenty-minute, submission only match.

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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FANPOST OF THE DAY

Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via casey.harts.

The Day We Knew Chris Would Be Champ Part 1: The Single Leg

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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