Chris Weidman isn't sure why Anderson Silva's camp keeps asking for welterweights or fights they know can't happen when the No. 1 middleweight contender is ready to sign and fight now.
The former Bellator middleweight champ has every indication he's ready for the step up to the UFC, but similar fighters have fallen by the wayside in the past.
Sonnen has ripped Silva for months, and Silva finally responded to reporters in the lead-up to their UFC 148 rematch.
Sonnen has perfected the art of trash talking, and he got in the first verbal jab before a July 7 rematch with Silva.
Anderson Silva has had an iron clad grip on No. 1 at middleweight. Can Chael Sonnen be the man to take the top spot from him?
The aging Silva is returning to his home country for the fight and hopes to turn around a recent losing skid.