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Chael Sonnen next for Silva; on a short leash

ilmChaelSonnen 225x300 Chael Sonnen next for Silva; on a short leashFollowing Saturdays performance by Anderson Silva, Dana White went out of his way to bash Silva for his antics. Saying things like Silva was disrespectful and maybe he should be the first champ to fight on an undercard. All the while Silva was none apologetic even saying Demian Maia was disrespectful towards him.

Today appearing on ESPN’s Rome is Burning, Dana White announced that Chael Sonnen will be the next opponent for the champ Silva. Many believed that Vitor Belfort would be up next since he was the original opponent before withdrawing due to injury. Sonnen is likely up next because the fight is going to happen sooner rather then later and Belfort will not be ready in time. This could mean White will make it up to fans by putting Silva on a free card, possibly the TUF 11 finale.

White also said that following UFC 112, Silva and him sat down and talked about what happened. White concluded that if Silva pulls that act again, whether he’s champ or not he will be cut from the UFC. That’s a very bold statement from White and assuming that was something he and Silva discussed Silva appears on a short leash.

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Tags: Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen, Dana White, Demian Maia, ESPN, Jim Rome, Middleweight title, MMA, Rome is burning, UFC, Ultimate Fighter, Vitor Belfort

Category: MMA, UFC, Ultimate Fighter

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