NEW YORK – Chael Sonnen had an inkling his next fight was going to be against a former UFC light heavyweight champion. Except he was expecting his opponent to be Vitor Belfort , not Lyoto Machida . At Tuesday’s press conference promoting Sonnen’s Bellator 222 bout with Machida at Madison Square Garden, Sonnen said that when he heard Belfort was coming out of retirement, it seemed like a natural matchup.  “I hadn’t heard anything, but I thought the winds were blowing toward Vitor,” Machida told MMA Junkie. “I just read about that in the media, and there was some chatter, and he had said something that he was coming back, and I just assumed he land was over here and we were finally going to have that match, I just assumed that

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