Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva was invited to join Team Sonnen for The Ultimate Fighter Brazil III in all apparent seriousness.
Sadly, he has been forced to decline.Â
â€śI think it's nice he thought of me, but unfortunately I won't be in Brazil,â€ť says Silva, currently training in Los Angeles for his rematch with Chris Weidman in December.
â€śI think this is going to be a nice TUF since Wanderlei and Chael are great athletes. Sonnen hyped the two fights with me in inappropriate fashion but he is a great athlete, a great man and I hope they make a great fight as well.â€ť
But if Anderson had been in Brazil and was available to take part?
â€śIf I had the time, was in Brazil and Wanderlei hadnâ€™t offered me a spot, I would accept it for sure. I think it's valid for the sport,â€ť he says.
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