UFC News: Chael Sonnen Says He Is Open to Fight at 205 Pounds

Mike HodgesCorrespondent IApril 14, 2011

UFC Middleweight Chael Sonnen is not short of an opinion, to say the least.  

Since his recent suspension handed down from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and being charged with Federal money laundering, you would expect Sonnen to keep his distance from the media. That doesn't seem to be the case, however. 

In an interview with MMAWeeklyRadio, courtesy of MMAWeekly.com, Sonnen's manager Mike Roberts revealed that his client would want to test himself in the light-heavyweight division. 

"When Rampage's initial opponent went down before all this fiasco was going on, before (Matt) Hamill stepped in to take the fight, when that went down, I was with Chael and he was like, 'I'd love to fight Rampage,' " Roberts said.

Sonnen, who currently fights in the middleweight division, spent a part of his career fighting at 205 lbs. And Roberts added that Sonnen wouldn't mind moving up to fight the best fighters in the division, even if it meant a rematch with UFC Middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, should the Brazilian decide to test himself again at light-heavyweight. 

Before Sonnen even considers a move to 205 lbs, or compete in the middleweight division, he needs to sort out his legal problems with the NSAC. If and when his legal issues become addressed, Roberts says to expect Sonnen to be called upon for any super-fights in the 205 lb division. 

"Chael said whoever they think is the toughest guy, that's the guy I want," Roberts said.