Chael Sonnen calls out Rich Franklin 

Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC Light Heavyweight contender Chael Sonnen has claimed once again that he is sure Wanderlei Silva will weasel his way out of the scheduled match between the pair, either by feigning injury or come up with yet another unique excuse to not step inside the UFC Octagon come July.

The two fighters who share a long history of verbal attacks have been assigned as opposing coaches for the third season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil and will go head to head against each other in July at UFC 175. However, the American doesn’t think the Axe Murderer will show up for the fight and he is already looking to secure a fight against someone else as a backup plan.

And his choice of opponent is none other than the former UFC Middleweight champion Rich Franklin. The American Gangster took to Twitter recently and called out the legendary Middleweight, and went as far as saying that he would be the one who finishes off the career of Ace.

And although there is no actual proof of Wanderlei Silva looking for a way out of the match against Chael Sonnen, the loud mouth American is very keen on Ace taking the place of the Brazilian at UFC 175.

Franklin has not fought inside the UFC Octagon since he suffered a knockout defeat in November 2012 in the UFC’s first ever event in Macau and although he has stated that he wants to have one more fight before calling it quits, he is not sure when or against whom that fight will be.

Just a few weeks ago, Ace was offered a fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati. And if he can turn down a fight in his own backyard, there are certainly question marks over whether he will heed to the demands of Chael Sonnen.