I posted this in another thread but it makes more sense here.
Sonnen is the one making this about money, not Wanderlei, by insisting on being put on a big anniversary PPV event (as usual) simply for doing his stupid WWE shtick. If he's so badass he should just fight on a free fox card.
All articles about this fight said Sonnen called out Wanderlei for this card and Dana is down ... what about Wanderlei, is he chopped liver? This guy's style and aggression selling the fight as much as Sonnen, why does Dana only entertain Sonnen's demands like which card to fight on etc. which are clearly motivated by money?
It is obvious that bolstering an existing great event with a GSP fight against his most dangerous opponent ever, on an anniversary card, is a HUGE PPV cut. Why should Wanderlei just play along to line Sonnen or for that matter Dana's pockets? Just because Chael called him a pile of crap? Oh that's great, let's just repay disrespect with a million bucks for him and nothing for yourself, that'll teach him!
He is well aware how much the UFC would make from the kind of buildup Wanderlei and Sonnen already have, his legacy, and his entertaining blitz fight style. If he wants to negotiate that is his right and fine.
If Sonnen is such a "true fighter" who just fights and calls out whoever he wants, then why not just fight on a random free fight night card tough guy? Better yet, just duke it out on the streets when Wanderlei called you out in the van, instead of thanking him and pissing yourself then, and talking behind twitter and now a ref for safety. It's all an act, a show, and Wanderlei's not falling for it unless he is cut in on it.