Mr. Popular: Now Lyoto Machida Calls For Match With Chael Sonnen

Defeat Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and you quickly become a popular fighter it would seem.

After calling out Wanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort made it known that he is interested in facing Chael Sonnen.

Sonnen, who submitted Rua in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen Saturday night, received another fight request – from another Brazilian.

“Since (Belfort) hasn’t accepted our fight, I am sure that (Dana White) can match me against (Sonnen),” Lyoto Machida posted on Twitter.

Machida was rumored for a bout with Belfort later this year, along with a possible fight vs. a returning Nick Diaz.

It seems like the UFC has plenty of options for who they want to pair Sonnen with next.

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