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Munoz and Co can't beat Anderson Silva - Sonnen

ESPN staff
November 8, 2011
Anderson Silva's most difficult UFC challenge came against Chael Sonnen © Getty Images

Chael Sonnen claims the UFC will be left with no choice but to give him another middleweight title shot because nobody else is capable of beating Anderson Silva.

Sonnen, who lost to Silva at UFC 117, also hinted he will stay active by fighting others until he gets a second shot.

The quick-witted middleweight campaigned for a rematch with Silva at UFC 136, following his victory over Brian Stann. Challenging the champion to a loser-leaves-town match, Sonnen appeared to have backed Silva into a corner, but the Brazilian never accepted the invitation.

Instead the likes of Mark Munoz and Michael Bisping are discussing potential title shots, particularly after Munoz moved to 4-0 in his last four fights with victory over Chris Leben at UFC 138. However, Sonnen believes any other challenger would be a waste of time.

"They have to come back to me eventually. No one has come as close as I have to dethroning him, and no one will," Sonnen told MMA Mania. "Eventually the fights will get so much more boring than they already are, and they will have to give me my rightful fight.

"I could offer [Silva] the entire state of Oregon and he would dodge me. But I do still have plenty of bait to try on him. Believe me; you'll know it when you see it."

Both Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva have called out Sonnen following comments he made regarding the nation of Brazil. Wanderlei is currently preparing for Cung Le while Belfort is heading for Anthony Johnson, but Sonnen insists he would take out both of them en route to Silva.

"Let me ask you something: when you have a big project or plans for a big goal, do you let yourself get derailed by a whiny co-worker that always finds an excuse to shovel work on someone else? No!

"You do your work, you beat your obligations senseless, you shine like a pagan sun god, you make that whiny prat look foolish, you take their job and you comfort their obviously unsatisfied wife by taking her out to dinner.

"I'm not cooling my heels just because Anderson's are kicked up on the sofa."

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