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Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz are gearing up for their bout at Bellator 170 later this month, but Sonnen dropped a bomb on the conference call today, forcing Bellator President Scott Coker to make an official announcement he might not have been ready to announce — Wanderlei Silva is under contract with Bellator.

Coker confirmed that is still injured, but will be ready to fight this summer, and it will be in the Bellator cage.

"The next time I see Wanderlei Silva, I'm going to be fighting Wanderlei Silva," said Sonnen. "The goal is to fight him in the ring at an appropriate time, but the next time I see him I'm fighting him."

And it looks like Silva is game...

Silva was meant to fight Cro Cop at Rizin last weekend, but had to withdraw from the bout due to an injury.

No official word on an exact date or an opponent for Silva has been announced, but the Axe Murderer is BACK!


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