As far as UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is concerned, he hopes his rematch with Chael Sonnen takes place in Brazil. Silva-Sonnen II is being looked at for June 16 from Sao Paulo, Brazil, though UFC officials have yet to lock down that site.
“It’s not set in stone,” said Jorge Guimaraes, manager to Silva, in a recent interview with Tatame.com. “They still want it to happen in Sao Paulo. It was the last thing I’ve heard. They are waiting for an injunction from Morumbi, I heard they would send a letter but haven’t done it yet.”
Silva’s other manager, Ed Soares, also said he didn’t know anything new as far as a date and location for the bout. Soares added, “Anderson asked for it… Anderson wants to fight in Brazil.”
“The Spider” has not competed since last year, defeating Yushin Okami in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Silva earned a submission victory over Sonnen in their previous encounter.
On his Twitter account recently, Silva posted, “Departing to Brazil, to start my training came to my next fight, issssssss timeeeee #spiderfightinBrazil on June, here we go!!!”