Dana White Says Chael Sonnen vs. Rashad Evans Could Happen

September 1, 2013
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Evans-Sonnen-Titles-Fox-2-460x270With rumors floating around about a potential match-up between UFC light heavyweights Chael Sonnen and Rashad Evans, UFC president Dana White weighed in on the topic on the UFC 164 post-fight show.

“That fight, I started talking to them about it a couple of days ago in Indianapolis and we started talking about some other options as well,” said White. “So I said let’s shut this thing down and get through this weekend and let me get back to Vegas. Me, Lorenzo (Fertitta) and Joe Silva will sit down and see what we want to do.

“It could happen,” he continued. “I don’t hate it.”

Back in the Fox studio, Sonnen gave his side of events, saying that he and Rashad agreed to the fight, but didn’t know if it was official.

“I thought the Rashad fight was likely going to happen and Dana White was quite candid with you,” Sonnen responded, partly tongue in cheek. “He spoke to us both in Indianapolis a couple of days ago, we agreed to the match, but perhaps it was just a bit of dialogue and wasn’t officially offered.”

Sonnen is coming off of a submission victory over Shogun Rua just last month in Boston, which snapped a two fight losing streak, while Evans was last seen in the Octagon in June, when he was awarded a split decision victory over Dan Henderson.

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  • Mark McDowall

    Good fight!!! Not sure where it gets etiher of them…but still could be a hell of a build up!! This will be like the smack talking olympics

  • drkdisciple

    Don’t see how Chael could with this one.

  • Mike

    I love Sonnen, but he seems to be picking easy fights. Rashad is so far past it, this fight makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Sonnen should go down to Middleweight and aim for a fight with Weidman (assuming Weidman wins the rematch with Silva).

  • Jim

    BAD BAD BAD Match-up for Sonnen