Chael Sonnen: “I believe the winner of Nick Diaz vs. BJ Penn will get the next opportunity against GSP.”

The very likely next UFC middleweight number one contender, Chael Sonnen thinks the winner of the UFC 137 main event bout next weekend between BJ Penn and Nick Diaz will get the next shot at the welterweight title, and not former WEC champion, Carlos Condit.

Sonnen, speaking via MMA Live this week, said:

“I don’t think this fight’s going to come back for quite some time. Listen: if you’re the champion, you remain champion until you lose the title. If you’re the number one contender, you absolutely are not ingrained in any type of stone. As a matter of fact, not only do I believe he has lost this opportunity, I believe the winner of Nick Diaz vs. B.J. Penn will get the next opportunity against GSP.”

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