Chael Sonnen's loss to Jon Jones at UFC 159 put his career in question. At 36 years old, and with title losses in two different divisions, would Sonnen consider retiring? He answered that question on Fuel's "UFC Tonight," and that answer is no.
"I have a lot of goals I want to achieve still, and retirement won't help me get that done," Sonnen said.
He said the weight class is up for debate, though he liked the switch to light heavyweight after years as a middleweight. He would also be happy to fight at a catchweight, like Rich Franklin did for a few fights when moving up in weight. But there's no question about who he wants to fight.
"I'm not going anywhere until me and Wanderlei [Silva] straighten this thing out once and for all,"
Like Sonnen, Silva has moved between middleweight, light heavyweight and catchweights somewhere between. He is also 36, but the sensible match-up isn't why Sonnen is interested in this bout. Sonnen has a problem with this video from 2010:
Here is how Sonnen viewed this video.
"Wanderlei pulled a really dirtbag move on me one time. We're in a van, he mutters something at me, I can't understand what he's saying. He then puts it on YouTube with subtitles because he knows I can't understand him. He puts in these subtitles and I don't know if it's what he's said or not. Essentially, he tells me off, and it looks as though I'm conceding to him. That doesn't fly. If he calls you out, whether it's in a van or not, if you're a fighter, you must respond. I'm ready to respond."
Silva responded by tweeting this:
And then sharing the above video and saying, "Real men talk face to face."