Chael Sonnen still can't contain himself, even in retirement.
The three-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title challenger is happily retired following a failed drug test back in June 2014, and is now making his living by hosting his "You're Welcome" podcast, commentating for mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion World Series of Fighting (WSOF), and conjuring up myths.
Earlier this week, "The American Gangster" insisted a light heavyweight superfight between pound-for-pound greats Fedor Emelianenko and Anderson Silva was in the works for a UFC event to be named (that conversation here).
"That's completely false," UFC President Dana White told reporters at the UFC 193 presser in Melbourne (via Submission Radio). "You know, the Fedor thing has been this weird deal for a long time. We've obviously talked to Fedor many times and tried to get it done, and we'll see how this thing plays out. But no, there's absolutely no truth to that whatsoever. Sorry Chael."
White is an expert on weird deals.
Keep in mind "The Last Emperor" isn't a lock to sign with White and UFC since announcing his MMA return back in July, but plans on revealing his final choice in the next few weeks. As for "The Spider," he's in the process of serving a 12-month suspension for his failed drug test back at UFC 183 and won't be eligible to return to the Octagon until early 2016.
I'm sure the timing of their in-cage returns is just coincidental ... right?