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Chael Sonnen: “I’m in this purely for the championship.”

With a second consecutive loss to UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva it seems Chael Sonnen will have to wait for some time before earning a third shot at the divisional belt while fresh contenders emerge. However, at age 35, time isn’t necessarily on Sonnen’s side where peak performance is concerned.

As such, Sonnen has been forced to look at a handful of scenarios including the possibility of putting together “big money” match-ups regardless of ranking, changing divisions, or getting back in line at 185 pounds and working his way back to the top.

Sonnen was asked about it on a recent episode of MMA Uncensored where he made it clear his sights were only set on gold.

“I’m in this purely for the championship,” said Sonnen, shrugging off the notion of fighting someone for little more than the payday.

“And if I don’t have a clear road to the title then I’m gonna move on,” Sonnen added in reference the possibility of competing as a light heavyweight.

The silver-tongued scrapper has fought at 205 pounds before in the past and is already embroiled in a verbal feud with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

Check out the complete interview with Sonnen below where he also discusses what he would have done different against Silva at UFC 148: