“I can guarantee you Anderson Silva and I will never cross paths again. Our business is done,” Sonnen said during a pre-fight teleconference. “We will not fight under any circumstances. No matter how many rules or fake restraints he puts on it, he’s not getting in the ring with me -- ever. I don’t know if he’s going to retire or if they’re going to retire him.
“I think the plan was, if I could get past Munoz [before he got injured] and Mike was successful against Demian, that they were going to do an interim championship between Bisping and [myself],” he added. “I know Anderson’s not going to fight. The folks at the UFC know he’s not going to fight. I’m all for promoting and marketing and all that good stuff. I don’t want to throw water on a perfectly hot flame, but Anderson Silva’s not going to fight anybody.”
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