Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Sonnen-Silva Saga

Before their first fight, I thought the Sonnen-Silva saga was all hype. Then Chael Sonnen delivered 4 and 1/2 rounds of backing everything he said he would do. Now the Sonnen-Silva saga will take a new twist.

After a one-sided submission victory over Brian Stann, Sonnen immediately called out Silva for a rematch. Silva himself has remained fairly silent but his manager Ed Soares has been extremely vocal about not wanting a rematch. Sonnen has gotten so far under Ed Soares skin that now Ed is firing personal insults at Sonnen. In the war or words, Sonnen is most definitely winning.

Ed is adamant that there is no need for a rematch. Silva beat him and did it injured according to Anderson's camp after the fight. But the fans absolutely want this fight. Whether you like him or hate him, Chael Sonnen has people talking, he's get people excited for this fight, and he was even willing to up the stakes.

During his call out of Anderson, he offered to leave the UFC forever if Silva won. Today, during an interview with Jim Rome he has rescinded his offer stating that Anderson didn't accept it, so he's pulling the offer. He also made one extremely obvious statement, "Ed Soares doesn't make fights, Dana White and Joe Silva make the fights".

That being said, I believe Dana White and Joe Silva will make this fight happen. It's already got a hype machine going, it's going to sell big pay-per-view numbers and we all want to know if it was a fluke or not. Supposedly Anderson was hurt, if that's the case, he should beat Sonnen with relative ease this time around. Or maybe that was just an excuse to try an explain his poor performance and walk-off homerun he hit with his 5th round triangle choke.

The Sonnen-Silva saga hasn't been fully played out yet and I for one, want to see this rematch.

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