The argument could be made that in an alternate universe, Chael Sonnen never threw that wild spinning elbow and that he started off the second round much like he did the first. In this universe, Chael Sonnen pinned Anderson Silva to the mat for the entire duration of the title fight and at the end, his hand was raised and the belt was attached to his waist. If a scenario like that exists in reality, we are far from it. It’s a distant possibility, like Chael Sonnen rocking a pink shirt while listening to Bjork.
Some possibilities in this universe are just agreed upon impossibilities — in the grand infinite nature of the world, they are false positives. If we were to assemble Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen one thousand times in this universe, the results will be absolutely the same. In this interview with UFC Tonight, Sonnen talks about the match that we were all salivating over just last week — and he even throws a hypothetical match-up against Jon Jones out there for good measure.