A report over the weekend said that Silva was open to fighting Sonnen in Brazil, outside of the jurisdiction of Nevada Athletic Commission, which suspended Sonnen following failed drug tests. As MMAFighting.com reported, Silva, who himself fled a drug test before his retirement, said, “If [Sonnen] accepts the fight, why not? … I’d do it. Why not? I’m here. Come get it.”
Sonnen, however, told MMAMania.com that he plans on sticking with his own retirement plans, staying away from active mixed martial arts competition. Additionally, Sonnen told the outlet that he plans on honoring the NAC’s suspension of him, which isn’t set to expire until 2016.
The one arena that Sonnen is open to competing against Silva is Metamoris in a jiu-jitsu match for the grappling promotion, according to the report. Silva is yet to respond to his arch rival’s comments in reference to the jiu-jitsu match.
Sonnen competed at Metamoris last August against Andre Galvao. The match ended unfavorably for Sonnen, as Galvao submitted him with a rear-naked choke.