"On August 17, a fight’s going to take place and everyone’s screen saver will be Wanderlei’s face. Not scowling or pouting or pounding his fist, or stumbling with English or rolling his wrist, but watching in horror as docs try to wake his little henchman Shogun who made the mistake of cutting in line on my way to his boss, and ended up knocked out and trying to explain the loss. Sitting at the press conference table with Wanderlei outside, hailing a cab for the panic-filled ride to Logan Airport, or better still to the docks, to stow away, on a boat to Brazil to get away from this gangster right here, who will eventually will leave him face down and end his career."
-- Chael Sonnen was apparently "no longer interested" in fighting Wanderlei Silva because wasn't in the business of bullying "stupid immigrants from Brazil" into mixed martial arts (MMA) matches they refuse to accept (even though they have never been officially offered). However, Sonnen made the declaration before Silva predicted Mauricio Rua would "retire" Sonnen in the main event of UFC Fight Night 26, which takes place at TD Bank Garden in Boston, Mass., this weekend (Sat., Aug. 17, 2013). And he made it before Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White fell in "love" with a possible Middleweight showdown between Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida (Sonnen verbally accepted an unofficial catchweight bout against Belfort just a few weeks ago). Indeed, it appears Sonnen is already shifting gears on FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight" this evening, reverting back to "Axe Murderer" trash talk even though he still has unfinished business with "Shogun." And at this point, whether he wins or loses in "Beantown," booking a match between Sonnen and Silva next is long overdue, generating the promotional interest and serious heat that only Sonnen can bring against a man he recently branded a "dirt bag."