'Wanderlei won't fight Sonnen without PPV share'
MANILA – UFC President Dana White said “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva has turned down the offer to fight Chael Sonnen at UFC 167 in November.
White said in MMA Fighting that the former PRIDE middleweight champion won’t fight Sonnen unless he’s given a share of pay-per-view earnings.
"[Silva] said he won't fight him unless he gets PPV [points],” said White. “So I guess he's gonna retire."
When asked what UFC plans for Sonnen, White said: "we will figure it out."
Shortly after submitting Silva’s fellow PRIDE fighter, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua last weekend, Sonnen called out Silva.
"Right here, on the UFC's new home, FOX Sports 1," Sonnen was quoted as saying in Fight Line.
"Wanderlei Silva, 6-feet tall, 205 pounds; boy, until I met you, I didn't know they could stack crap that high," said UFC's self-styled bad boy.