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Vitor Belfort injured, forced to withdraw from his scheduled middleweight title fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 112, will Chael Sonnen replace him?

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Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports! confirms the news.  Expect Dana White to do everything in his power to convince Chael Sonnen, who was next in line to get a middleweight title shot after convincingly beating Nate Marquardt at UFC 109, to replace Belfort at short notice and fight Anderson Silva on April 10th in Abu Dhabi for the title, even though Sonnen is currently under a 30 day "no contact" medical suspension, which means he won't be able to train for 4 weeks.  As apart from Sonnen, there are no marketable contenders for Silva's middleweight title.