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Wanderlei Silva says Chael Sonnen ‘rivalry is finished’ after UFC Corridor of Fame inductions: ‘I like him’

One of the most intense feuds in MMA history is now a thing of the past. There was a time where Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen could barely share the same physical space without fear of an explosive situation. Fast-forward to current day, however, and they are both fresh off being immortalized as part of

Wanderlei Silva says Chael Sonnen ‘rivalry is finished’ after UFC Corridor of Fame inductions: ‘I like him’

One of the intense feuds in MMA historical past is now a factor of the previous.

There was a time the place Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen might barely share the identical bodily house with out concern of an explosive scenario. Quick-forward to present day, nevertheless, and they’re each recent off being immortalized as a part of the 2024 UFC Hall of Fame class.

Though they aren’t precisely finest associates, Silva (35-14-1), who grew to become an MMA icon for his ruthless depth out and in of the ring or cage, mentioned his angle towards Sonnen (30-17-1) has advanced considerably over time.

“If I encounter him proper now, we have now a free battle,” Silva mentioned with amusing in a scrum with MMA Junkie and different reporters on the pink carpet of the UFC Corridor of Fame this previous month. “It’s a joke. He’s a great man. I like him. The rivalry is finished.”

Sonnen, 47, spent years taking jabs at Silva, 48, and questioning his resume with the now-defunct PRIDE FC group. They had been scheduled to battle 3 times below the UFC banner in 2014 after filming a season of “The Final Fighter” actuality collection in Brazil, the place they famously fought on the set of the show.

“The Axe Assassin” would lastly compete towards Sonnen in June 2016 below the Bellator banner, and would lose a unanimous decision.

Nearly eight years after that battle, the pair have made peace.

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