Sonnen will apply to ref Weidman vs. Silva rematch

 

Chael Sonnen has been in the cage in both winning and losing efforts, but now hopes to add a neutraul position, as the third man inside the cage, the referee. And not only does he want to be the third man, he wants to be that man in what will possibly be the biggest fight in UFC history to date:

"I'm putting in an application. I'm going to try to get my referee's license, and I'm hoping to officiate [Weidman vs. Silva]. Whether they assign me to it or not, I've reffed plenty of matches in other jurisdictions, and I'm applying for that one in Nevada."

transcribed by MMAMania.com...

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flipmode site profile image  

8/16/13 7:04 AM by flipmode

Haha

nastydirtysavage site profile image  

8/15/13 10:12 PM by nastydirtysavage

I just imagined silva getting knocked out again by that long goofy hook wiedman throws because sonnen was in there verbally antagonizing the spider.

stevies6969 site profile image  

8/15/13 8:25 PM by stevies6969

My apologies! Didnt think my first post went. First time doin it on my , what they call, smart phone. Definitely debatable!

stevies6969 site profile image  

8/15/13 8:20 PM by stevies6969

More fighters need to be in line with him. As long as there is no biasness going on, then ex or retired fighters are the best way to change this crap system Kizer has going on. Seems like its going to take a death before he quits hiring all the Kim Winslow's and Mazacrappies he can find! Ex/retired fighters should also be the ONLY ones to judge fites as well!

stevies6969 site profile image  

8/15/13 8:11 PM by stevies6969

I think this is a great move to just apply. MMA NEEDS only fighters that understand the game n the ring and judging. There needs to be a long line of, preferrably but not limited to, ex/retired fighters taking these positions. As long as both fighters agree and there is no bias goin on by fighter/ref/retired fighter whatever. OR they should just keep hiring all the Kim Winslow's they can find...

PeaceThroughStrength site profile image  

8/15/13 8:04 PM by PeaceThroughStrength

KingOfBjj can't help himself,anytime there is a Sonnen or Weidman thread he will be there with his vitriol.

Kostakio site profile image  

8/15/13 6:50 PM by Kostakio

LMAO YES

Kostakio site profile image  

8/15/13 6:50 PM by Kostakio

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Bentleysuper8 site profile image  

8/15/13 4:32 PM by Bentleysuper8

Classic. Does he write this shit himself or does he hire a team?

rRooster site profile image  

8/15/13 4:19 PM by rRooster

Has an mma ref ever been accidentally ko'd during a match? (Yvel fight doesn't count)