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Who the hell is Silva fighting at 112?

According to Kevin Iole, it won’t be Chael Sonnen:

Sonnen said Friday he had a discussion with UFC matchmaker Joe Silva and will not be offered the fight. UFC president Dana White said Friday that Silva will remain on the card, but said he still does not have an opponent. There aren’t a lot of viable options, particularly if Silva defends his middleweight title rather than taking a non-title bout as a light heavyweight.

He mentions Alan Belcher, an idea I’m increasingly falling in love with. As for the Mousasi rumors, I actually doubt that his contracts with Strikeforce and DREAM would prevent him from signing a one fight deal in the United Arab Emirates – but the UFC’s business model probably will. Iole also mentions shelving Silva until Bisping/Wandy determines the #1 contender, which made me vomit in my mouth a little bit.