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Aging UFC star Chael Sonnen wants to buy WWE

Chael Sonnen wants to be King Friday and rule the Neighborhood of Make Believe. Unfortunately, it will cost him very real dollars.

Jonathan Ferrey

Talk about a match made in heaven.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight and light heavyweight number one contender, Chael Sonnen, must be making beaucoup bucks as cannon fodder for division titleholders. Apparently, the "American Gangster" now wants to take his recent earnings and use them to run his own company.

Well, actually, Vince McMahon's company, according to TMZ.

Chael's rep insists he's not joking, telling us, "It is 100% Chael's intent to buy the WWE." In fact, the rep says Chael is already meeting with bigwig friends in the investment world to enact his takeover.

Bad news though -- a rep for the WWE tells us the company ain't for sale ... at least not yet ... so Chael better be prepared to put a sweet offer on the table.

The rep adds, "We are a publicly traded company, so [Chael is] more than welcome to purchase shares of WWE stock and become one of our valued shareholders."

Sonnen (27-13) is coming off back-to-back losses to Anderson Silva and Jon Jones, the latter of which occurred just last month in the main event of UFC 159 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey (watch it again here). Not long after his pay-per-view (PPV) drubbing, the former political hopeful turned his attention to Wanderlei Silva.

It seems they have unfinished business.

Win or lose, it could be the last we see of the sport's biggest trash talker (hold for applause). True, he'll still be around the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), most likely with the FUEL TV gang, but his days inside the Octagon, at 36 years old, are probably numbered.

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