Dana White Says Chael Sonnen Is Up Next For Anderson Silva

Dana white Appeared On ESPN show ‘Rome Is Burning’ hosted by Jim Rome yesterday, and unsurprisingly middleweight champion Anderson Silva was still the main topic of conversation.

“It was a very embarrassing moment for me. I actually, literally, have never seen anything that bad, not even in boxing, in all my years of boxing I’ve never seen anything as bad as on Saturday night.”

There’s been much speculation about who Silva should face next after his lackluster performance at UFC 112, and it appears that Dana White has acted fast to select his next opponent.

“He’s got a real tough fight coming up, his next fight is going to be against Chael Sonnen, and Chael Sonnen is one of these guys who’s not going to lay back, not going to do what these other guys…when he’s (Silva) been in these positions when these type of fights have happened it’s been against real good jiu-jitsu guys. Guys that want to get the fight to the ground. Well Chael Sonnen is going to want to take this fight to the ground, but he’s going to double-leg him, and bring him down.”

It’s an interesting call from White, and I’ll get into the positives and negatives of it in an article later on today.

In the mean time, White also used the show to send out a stark warning to Silva about any future re-occurrence of his antics last weekend.

“I’m telling you right now,” White said, pointing his finger to punctuate his words, “If he ever acts like that again in the ring I will cut him, I don’t care if he’s the pound for pound best fighter in the world. I don’t care if he is the middleweight champion. I will fire, absolutely”


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