'Healthy' Silva would co-headline UFC 167 against Chael Sonnen


When asked tonight about a potential bout between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen, UFC President Dana White said the bout could happen at UFC 167 if Silva was healthy and ready to fight:

UFC president Dana White made his debut on “Fox Sports Live” on Wednesday, and he came out firing. Shortly after announcing Lyoto Machida will drop to middleweight to fight Tim Kennedy, White said Chael Sonnen will be granted his wish and get a scrap against Wanderlei Silva (pictured).

However, the caveat is Silva must be healthy. If “The Axe Murderer” is, the bitter rivals will co-headline UFC 167.

“If Wanderlei’s healthy, I will definitely make it UFC 167′s co-main event,” White stated.

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RockMeAmadeus site profile image  

8/22/13 6:41 PM by RockMeAmadeus

Wandy dick tucks Shael again!

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8/22/13 5:13 PM by SJax

Not sure about the veracity of this site's reporting but according to it via DW the fight is in jeopardy as Silva won't accept without getting PPV points. If true this sucks. I would have loved to see this more than any other fight at 167.http://www.coolguystuff.tv/3/post/2013/08/dana-white-wanderlei-silva-wont-accept-ufcs-offer-to-fight-chael-sonnen.html

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8/22/13 4:12 PM by MMALOGIC

That's why Wand wants nothing to do with this fight.

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8/22/13 4:04 PM by Chaelismyhero

I would basically be paying 60 bucks or how ever much a PPV is for 1 fight. Chael-Wandy. I don't really care about GSP-Hendricks or Rory-Robbie. I was hoping Chael-Wand would main event in Brazil on free TV.

Leck Brosnar site profile image  

8/22/13 3:58 PM by Leck Brosnar

Million PPV's easy

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8/22/13 3:54 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive


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8/22/13 3:44 PM by Chris Leben is a Zombie

Sonnen by KO

Chaelismyhero site profile image  

8/22/13 3:42 PM by Chaelismyhero

I wish it was on free TV so I wouldn't have to buy it.

AXA site profile image  

8/22/13 3:35 PM by AXA

205 likely, Wand stated many times he prefers now at 205 than 185 and at 185 what is the reason, he wont be anywhere close to title contentions.A 3 round and a fight with with Wanderlei at this stage will give Sonnen the advantage, 3 rounds of Sonnen on Wand is what I see unless Wand can connect on him coming and hurt him or pull of a sub.Still WAR WANDERLEI! and hope he beats Sonnen but Sonnen will the huge favourite.Would be a great card that is if Rory isn't injured and pulls out like always.(C) GSP VS HendricksSilva vs SonnenLawler vs RoryWhat a card!Hope it happens.

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8/22/13 3:20 PM by BernardHopkins

man this is such a stupid fight I love wand but hes been done. Even in his prime he would never be able to stop chaels takedowns soon as the bell rings, this fight is over...just like the shogun fight sonnen comes out strong,takes him down and either finishes him or just does the same thing all 3 rounds and wins 30-27 this fight is so easy to call. bad matchmaking but hey, UFC wants to keep sonnen winning.