Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/20/13
Chael Sonnen's Future Some speculated he was in over his head fighting former world champions in a new weight class, but Sonnen didn't get the memo. In the finest performance of his career, Sonnen bulldozed former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, taking him down and battering him with punches before ultimately forcing him to submit via first-round guillotine choke. The latest member of Reign MMA in California, Sonnen earned an unlikely submission over a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, cementing him as a viable contender at both 185 and 205 pounds and putting the brakes on a two-fight losing streak against world champions. There's no shortage of possibilities for the charismatic 36-year-old Oregon native. He's repeatedly called out Wanderlei Silva. There's something to be said about giving a man what he wants after the type of performance he turned in on Saturday night, but this option is the least competitive of all the possibilities. Silva may be coming of...
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