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UFC Quick Quote: Chael Sonnen no longer interested in fighting Wanderlei Silva

Is the Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva fight, once considered for UFC on FOX Sports 1 in Boston, officially dead in the water?

Jonathan Ferrey

"I'm not looking for it anymore, I don't like to bully guys. I tried to fight him, he doesn't want to fight. I'm not gonna stick a finger in a guy's chest. If a guy says 'no,' I'm not gonna be a jerk about it."

Well, this is unexpected. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight and light heavyweight number one contender Chael Sonnen, who once said he would "do a home invasion" on the "stupid" Wanderlei Silva, has decided he's not going to be the "jerk" who chases around a guy who doesn't want to fight him, according to his recent conversation with Karyn Bryant. The self-proclaimed "American Gangster" issued a challenge to the "Axe Murderer" following his UFC 159 loss to Jon Jones, but has since abandoned his pursuit, despite the fact that Wandy claims he's never been offered the fight (but would gladly accept it). So, what's the hold up? Paging Joe Silva ...

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