Former UFC star and current Bellator fighter Chael Sonnen claimed in an interview last week that WWE wanted him to skip his UFC 148 fight against Anderson Silva and show up in WWE instead. Sonnen claims WWE offered him $5 million to beat Silva at UFC 148 and show up to RAW the following night with the UFC Middleweight Title.
For those unaware, Sonnen lost to Silva by TKO.
Chael Sonnen says before his second fight with Anderson Silva, someone from WWE called him with an offer and said to not weigh in and not fight.
— Greg Rosenstein (@grosenstein) June 10, 2019
For what it’s worth, Sonnen mentioned the WWE deal back in 2014, saying he never revealed it to anyone, including Dana White. Sonnen claims White would have likely matched the offer.
CM Punk poked some fun at this on Twitter today, tweeting,
It was me. It was me all along. Lol
— CM Puck🏒 (@CMPunk) June 10, 2019