<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=457334" target="_blank"> Sonnen: Souza should be removed from rankings </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=457334" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=120&q=75&x=2&y=34&w=700&h=372&ro=0&s=chael-sonnen-06-29-2014-13-29-7-930.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Chael Sonnen appeared this week on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and spoke at length about the middleweight title picture, a division he spent his UFC career in.</p>
Sonnen talked to Helwani about Weidman's withdrawal from UFC 199, the search for his replacement, and why he believes Jacare Souza should be removed from the rankings for turning down the fight:
"I don't like it," Sonnen said Monday on The MMA Hour. "Man, I don't like it. Everybody says they want these opportunities.
"[Souza] is great. I would never make believe that he's not. But the bottom line is, the word is ‘yes.' If you want an opportunity in America, when one comes, you need to know one word and that is ‘yes.' The difference between Michael Bisping and everybody else is one word: ‘yes.' When the opportunity came, that's what he said. ‘Jacare' is hurt? Look, fine, I'm sure he is hurt after that long, drawn-out war he just had with Vitor. You think Michael Bisping isn't hurt? Of course he's hurt. Whether he advertising it or not, he goes in and fights men everyday. There's no way to not be hurt. Who gives a damn if you're hurt, man? You're either a tough guy or you aren't."
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