I think Sonnen is simply trying to get his name out there because this will be his 25 minutes of fame, if it gets that far. Silva isn't one to promote a fight either, he's usually pretty quiet, doesn't engage in smack talk all that often, he goes in and does his business. His last fight was completely out of character. I've been reading that Ed Soares said Silva wanted to retire by 35 and he is already past that. Apparently he's going into retirement after his last few contracted fights with the UFC, I think only 5 left, so he really wants to fight all the top guys before this happens. Maybe this is why he was offended by the Maia match up? Also, I've been reading that after retiring from mma Silva will fight Roy Jones Jnr in a boxing match.
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