Former middle-and-light-heavyweight contender Chael Sonnen failed to make good on his bid to dethrone 205-pound kingpin Jon Jones, so he's once again reset his sights on Silva. Only this time, it's Wanderlei Silva, not Anderson.
Sonnen issued a challenge to Silva earlier this month, and though Silva took his time crafting a response, it seems we now have a grudge. All that it will take for the situation to become a grudge match is for a fight to be booked.
The UFC has never been shy about promoting events based around bad blood, so a booking is well within the realm of possibility. In fact, it seems quite probable that Sonnen vs. Silva is put together before long.
So why dawdle, waiting on things to become official? Let us just get right into the assessment.
Here we will take a look at the Sonnen vs. Silva matchup and examine how it would likely play out. We will assess which fighter has an edge in each of the striking, wrestling and grappling and submission areas of the game and use those assessments to project the probable outcome.