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A fight between Chael Sonnen and Lyoto Machida is all but a done deal.

Sources close to the situation tell Fighters Only that Sonnen will be making his UFC return at light-heavyweight and is almost certain to face the Brazilian former champion.

The fight is apparently being considered for UFC 136, which takes place on October 8th in Houston, Texas. No fights have been announced for that card but Jose Aldo and Kenny Florian are expected to headline.

If this turns out to be true, Dana White will be going back on his statement that Chael Sonnen has to deal with his shit in California before being allowed to fight for the UFC again:

Will you give him fights in states that will license him?
We don’t do that. He’s going to have to pay his dues and straighten this stuff out with these guys and then do it, even though I think what’s happened to him is wrong.

While technically Chael’s suspension expired at the end of June and he’s free to fight, getting a license in California, Nevada, or any other state with a legit athletic commission would be a tricky thing indeed. You know, because of all the steroids and lying.

  • FiveBoltMain

    nigga plz! i’ll believe it when they officialy announce the fight.

  • frickshun

    I’m usually a proud defender of the Baldfather but this is pretty fuct up!!

  • scissors61

    Machida’s gonna fuck him up. 

  • Symbul

    Eh, I don’t blame them for being a little selective with his fight scheduling. No reason to go back to Nevada for his first fight.

  • scissors61

    I wonder how Kizer will react to all this. 

  • Conseal

    Can someone tell me why Sonnen suddenly want to fight at 205?? He’s not a big dude.

  • scissors61

    He’s had  a few fights at light-heavyweight, actually. Babalu, Prangley and Griffin. 

  • Redping

    this is a good test for Sonnen, he’s fighting a fellow decision machine with not-as-great BJJ skills as a lot of the rest of the brazillians he’s talked shit about. I really am giving the edge to Sonnen on this one, Machida will be unable to throw any kicks or else be taken down. if sonnen comes in fired up and ready to go like the Silva fight (with a regular testosterone levels mind you) he should be too strong for the guy. I know he’s not as big at Light heavyweight but dude is one of the best wrestlers there are, and he’s going to windshield-wiper-punch his way to a unanimous

  • Reverend Clint

    should be a good fight. Sonnen will ass fuck machida

  • iamphoenix

    should be a good fight. machida will ass fuck Sonnen

  • frickshun

    Machida is bigger & has a great (standing) rasslin base from his sumo. I wonder if this is Zuffa’s way of saying “Sorry Chael, your Cinderella story is over.”

    Also, ASS FUCK.

  • G Funk

    “even though I think what’s happened to him is wrong.”

    Yeah, popping guys for roids is wrong.

  • CAP

    ^Yeah that sure is an ironic statement considering what all just went down.

    Fuck this 205 BS. Did he not just tweet he was getting back to defending his MIDDLEWEIGHT belt. I assume the big match they want is a Silva rematch so i don’t get the move to LHW.

    I hope he gets ASS FUCKED at 205…then subbed.

  • FiveBoltMain

    junkie is reporting that the fight is dead. it never left the “idea” stage. so all of this bickering about who is going to rape who is dumb. all for nothing.