Chael Sonnen: “We’re fighting because Anderson doesn’t want to fight me.”

If you thought Chael Sonnen was done dragging middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s name through the mud you thought wrong. Sonnen, who has never hidden his feelings towards “The Spider”, recently blasted Silva on an episode of UFC Tonight where he accused Silva of not only ducking him but Mark Munoz as well (who Sonnen faces in a little less than two weeks at UFC on FOX 2).

“We’re fighting because Anderson doesn’t want to fight me,” said Sonnen when asked about his match-up with Munoz.

“Anderson trained with Munoz, he got destroyed by Munoz, (and) he doesn’t want to fight Mark,” Sonnen added while also mentioning he had it on good authority Silva’s manager “worked diligently behind the scenes to make Mark and I fight each other.”

Though Sonnen had recently come out to state he was done with Silva, mentioning he might take the title-shot he would earn by beating Munoz and attempt to cash it in outside of his regular division, Sonnen’s end goal remains clear regardless of who he has to take out to achieve it.

“I want to be champion. I don’t want it just because I want the belt; I want to be the best. I want to look in the mirror and know I’m the best in the world.”

Sonnen-Munoz will face off as part of a January 28 show in Chicago also boasting match-ups such as Michael Bisping vs. Demian Maia and Phil Davis vs. Rashad Evans. The winner of Sonnen-Munoz has been rumored for a June fight against Silva with Brazil as a backdrop.

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MMATraining Take: It’s too bad Sonnen didn’t actually come out to explain A.) How he knows what happened between Silva-Munoz in training, and, B.) How he knows Silva’s team lobbied for him to fight Munoz. The reality is that Sonnen, while entertaining to an extent, is full of hot air and his words should be taken with a grain of salt.

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