Sonnen wants 3rd fight vs Silva


Posted at Mar 19 2014 05:51 PM | Updated as of Mar 20 2014 01:51 AM

MANILA – Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Chael Sonnen said he wants to get a third fight against Anderson Silva if the former UFC middleweight champion returns to the octagon.

Sonnen, who has lost twice against the MMA legend, said he’d like to take on “The Spider” even if there’s no title at stake.

“I want to have a third fight (against Anderson). I still want to beat him for some source of competition,” he said in Bloody elbow.

Silva is currently recovering from a horrific injury he sustained while challenging Chris Weidman for the middleweight title in UFC 168 last December. The Brazilian accidentally broke his left leg after Weidman blocked his roundhouse kick.

Silva is rehabilitating his broken leg and vowed to return to the UFC soon.

Meanwhile, Sonnen said he also has two more opponents in mind.

“I also want to face Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva. I don't wish them a bad life but in a fight I can't step back and I have to punch their faces. There is an expression in America that says: if want to make an omelet, you have to break a few eggs,” he said.