Chael Sonnen returned to his co-hosting duties on “UFC Tonight” Tuesday evening and promptly called out Vitor Belfort.
Sonnen, though, made it clear that he has Wanderlei Silva in his sights for now.
“Vitor, I accept your challenge,” Sonnen stated. “That said, it’s clear I’m going to fight Wanderlei Silva. You need to answer Gegard Mousasi’s challenge.”
Mousasi has been calling for a match with Belfort since entering the UFC.
Belfort, who is expected to face Dan Henderson later this year, responded via Twitter.
“(Sonnen) u are very good actor. But u couldn’t hide that u are very relief that u don’t have to fight me,” Belfort posted. “I know from a very close friend of yours that since I K.O. YOUR coach Matt Lindland your a very afraid to fight me. Don’t be afraid to admit, and let my friend (Kenny Florian) talk. Only u talk.”