I still dont get why they couldnt push Silva back a card or two to fight Sonnen. I mean they have been waiting for a number 1 contender to emerge for a while, and now that they have one they dont want to piss off their new friends in the UAE to change the fight?
Im not saying that Maia wouldnt beat Sonnen again if they fought right now (I think he would because Maia is a strong wrestler's kryptonite), I just think its a better matchup (sonnen v Silva). Silva has been given trouble by good wrestlers, and if anyone can get Silva to the ground and keep him down its Sonnen.
-Maia just got flash KOed a few months ago
-Sonnen just dominated Okami and Marquart
I just dont see how Maia will get this fight to the ground, but we'll see.