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Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva to meet with WWE officials at WrestleMania 31 on March 29

Are "The American Gangster" and Wandy WWE bound?

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Is Vince McMahon trying to take a page out of Dana White's book?

He may very well be, as former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender, Chael Sonnen, revealed during his interview on TSN's "Off The Record" (video here), that he was invited by the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) brass to its upcoming "WrestleMania 31" show on March 29, 2015 to "talk" about some stuff.

But that's not all.

"The American Gangster" added that Wanderlei Silva has also been invited to the show.

Coincidence? I think not.

"That's true, that is fact. I got a call from WWE. They said, ‘Look, we have WrestleMania, a Hall of Fame show in March. If you want to come out, we want to talk to you about some stuff.' They laid out at that. If they are buying me a plane ticket and they're giving me a great seat to the show, I do enjoy that product. I don't know what we are talking about, but I'll give you a little bit of a scoop: Wanderlei Silva was also invited. I don't know if he's accepted and I don't know if the two are related, but there you go."

Sonnen and Silva never got to settle their differences inside the Octagon, so could they possibly be ready to do it in make believe land inside the squared circle?

It is no secret Sonnen is a huge fan of the sport, as the lingo/trash talk he often attacked his UFC foes with mirrored that of WWE stars from yesteryear. As for Silva, while he may not be as smooth on the mic as Chael, he does have the perfect look that embodies that of "the heel."

Current WWE mega star, Brock Lesnar, jumped ship to UFC to become the eventual heavyweight champion and the company's pay-per-view (PPV) king; while former wrestler CM Punk recently followed suit, though he has yet to make his Octagon debut.

So, it's going to be interesting what -- if anything -- comes out of the planned meeting between two former UFC stars and the head of the largest wrestling organization on the planet.

I must correct myself, it was White who first stole a page out of McMahon's playbook, as Ken Shamrock dabbled in pro wrestling (WWF) from 1997-1999 after first making a name for himself in the dark years of mixed martial arts (MMA) under the UFC banner.

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