October 9, 2011
HOUSTON — Chael Sonnen swore the way he called out middleweight champion Anderson Silva after a UFC 136 victory over Brian Stann wasn’t premeditated.
Sonnen choked out Stann at 3:51 of the second round and happened to see Silva, his Brazilian enemy, watching from the front row. As soon as Sonnen got a microphone in front of him, he challenged Silva to a rematch of their classic UFC 117 meeting.
Silva stayed seated and smiled, which was not the response Sonnen had hoped for.