Tuesday, December 6, 2022

UFC Looking At Security Involved With Rio Hosting Silva Vs. Sonnen

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

If Chael Sonnen is to get past Mark Munoz in his next fight it is almost a lock that he will face Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Title.

Where exactly that fight may take place is up in the air but according to UFC President Dana White, there is a chance it could take place in Rio:

“We've already started worrying about that,” White said about security when Chael Sonnen meets Anderson Silva for the second time at UFC Rio II. “We will have presidential-type security down there for him. The biggest fear would be should Chael win that night. We'd have to f—— dig a tunnel underneath the Octagon.”

As for Sonnen, he doesn't seem concerned:

“I'm def willing to go over there,” said Sonnen. “I am sure there would be some security concerns, but those guys and their blow darts don't scare me.”

Props: MMAFighting.com

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