After word broke regarding Vitor Belfort’s injured shoulder, everyone is coming up with last-minute replacements that they would like to see Anderson Silva defend his title against.
Chael Sonnen is clearly the guy the UFC, and most fans for that matter, want to step in for Belfort, but the only problem is that he can’t spar until March 9th and the earliest he could be cleared is March 24th.
Sonnen is coming off a dominating victory over Marquardt so the fans are sold since last weekend’s shellacking is still fresh in their minds.
It would also allow the UFC to sell Silva’s title defense as “legitimate” since Sonnen was getting the next shot anyways.
The extravaganza is set to jump off on April 10th, so the clock is ticking.