Thiago Silva out of UFC 149; Shogun refuses Teixeira bout

by John Morgan | source:

The UFC's injury woes continue as Brazilian light heavyweight Thiago Silva has been forced to pull out of July's UFC 149 event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Luckily for UFC president Dana White, promotional newcomer Glover Teixeira (18-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is both healthy and hungry for a big fight after a scintillating win over Kyle Kingsbury at this past weekend's UFC 146 event.

There's just one problem: According to White, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (20-6 MMA, 4-4 UFC) – Silva's original opponent – won't take the fight.

"With Thiago hurt, we turned to Glover and asked him to go right back in to fight 'Shogun' at UFC 149," White told "But 'Shogun's' people are adamantly refusing to take the fight. They want nothing to do with Glover."

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Braziliant site profile image  

6/2/12 6:05 AM by Braziliant

Good he refused, i don't like seeing two Brazilians fight each other in the UFC.

ender852 site profile image  

6/2/12 1:21 AM by ender852

 "by the Gods that shit"???

Jaybrone site profile image  

6/2/12 12:49 AM by Jaybrone

 Bonnar vs. Shogun would be fun to watch. Stephan gets no respect but is on a big roll and is tough as fuck to finish.

Zamiel site profile image  

6/2/12 12:45 AM by Zamiel

^nice post

Acidic site profile image  

6/1/12 11:08 PM by Acidic

this is the guy thats building the sport? by single handidly destroying and mocking elite MMA artist and legends? this is the man some of you fools suck cock from? Im glad Shogun was smart enough not to take that fight. Right call by him also according to those who call Shogun a pussy know that you called legends like Anderson, Fedor, Hendo, Rashad and a few others pussies as well for not taking certain fights.

Greenup site profile image  

6/1/12 10:48 PM by Greenup

Dumb shogun shouldn't take it. Dana's being dumb if he is saying shoguns afraid.

EckY site profile image  

6/1/12 10:45 PM by EckY

Not much to gain and a lot to lose for such a dangeroous fight, I can see why they turned it down.

Manny Yarbrough GOAT site profile image  

6/1/12 10:43 PM by Manny Yarbrough GOAT

Glover who? doesn't he play baseball?

Pride Rules site profile image  

6/1/12 10:41 PM by Pride Rules

 no way rashad would take him down and lay on him til the bell rings each round

Boofhead3 site profile image  

6/1/12 9:52 PM by Boofhead3

If Rashad is keen i reckon that'd be a good fight