We have to admit — we were getting pretty excited to see Wanderlei Silva try to rearrange Chael Sonnen‘s butt face. But despite cutting the most intense, over-the-top, terrifying, hilarious YouTube challenge of the year, the Axe Murderer won’t be fighting his arch-enemy any time soon, due to persistent back problems.
“He can’t even fight until January. He’s got something wrong with his back or sciatica, something is wrong with him right now,” UFC president Dana White said last week. “He’s seeing a doctor.”
Clearly this will just give Sonnen more ammunition in their ongoing debate about who’s more scared of who — especially when you consider that Silva already tried to back out of the matchup (allegedly) unless he was offered points on the pay-per-view.
So where does that leave Chael Sonnen, who has been wrangling for a co-main event spot on the UFC’s 20th anniversary show in November? Though Dana White recently suggested that a matchup between Sonnen and light-heavyweight contender Phil Davis was possible, the Bad Guy has a different idea…
So, in this fantasy-world that Chael has constructed, his hypothetical fight against Rashad Evans would get top billing over Georges St. Pierre, the UFC’s reigning pay-per-view king. You can’t argue with that kind of logic. We’ll let you know as soon as Sonnen’s next dance-partner is finalized.