Sonnen vs. Silva likely for Vegas in July


Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva are currently coaching the third season of the Ultimate Fighter Brazil and the plan was always for the two to square off afterwards. It looks like now, we know possibly when:

“It will happen here,” White told MMAjunkie at Madison Square Garden in New York following a media event for Saturday’s UFC 169. “It will probably be on the same card as the Weidman-Vitor fight.”

But that title fight is up in the air, as well. This past month, after beating Anderson Silva a second time, Weidman told MMAjunkie he hopes to fight Belfort in May so he can have a full summer. The UFC wants that fight either in May in Las Vegas, or in July in Sin City – and apparently is still hashing out the fine print.

“It’s May or July. I think it’s going to be May, which means it will be July now that I said that. I don’t know. One of them,” White today told MMAjunkie.

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The fight of course is a huge one and according to Dana White, no promotion is needed:

"That fight we can do no commercials, no newspaper, no radio, no nothing and that would, people want to see that fight. No, I don't like guys fighting outside of the Octagon. It's never happened. If you look at all the guys that we've had in there and who have gotten in each others faces and who have done what they've done, it's never come to a real fight. And I told them, 'hey, you idiots want to fight for free? Okay, I'd love to not pay you. It's going to be a big fight, I'll not pay you.' It's crazy. That's how bad they dislike each other."

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K.C. MacPherson Fan site profile image  

1/31/14 3:14 PM by K.C. MacPherson Fan


Zed Wayne Zed site profile image  

1/31/14 12:12 PM by Zed Wayne Zed

How in the hell do you plan the seating at the press conference?lol

SilverSpoon1996 site profile image  

1/31/14 5:38 AM by SilverSpoon1996

Chael loses a stand up brawl. Chael wins the mental game if this is what he is doing. Good fight either way. Hated Sonnen during the Silva fights, I am not a Silva fan. Love that Chael brings it and always brings out the best of his opponent (minus Shogun).I hope for 5 rounds of hell.. Dana make it 5 rounds! Sure you can do 3 rounds again.. you can also do 5 rounds again.

brich07 site profile image  

1/31/14 12:28 AM by brich07

It will happen here? Said at madison square garden?

teamquestnorth site profile image  

1/31/14 12:22 AM by teamquestnorth

This year is going to have some badass fights.Weidman vs belfortSonnen vs WandHendricks vs lawlerCain vs Hunt (hopefully)

Kazp306 site profile image  

1/31/14 12:17 AM by Kazp306

Wanderlei already lost round 1

Chris site profile image  

1/31/14 12:11 AM by Chris

man that would be a crazy card if it's Weidman/Belfort AND Sonnen/Silva

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1/31/14 12:02 AM by Pettis Bros POORtrait Tattoos

Chael by Red, White, and Blue ass whoopin

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1/30/14 11:53 PM by The Fella

I Sense a Sandstorm a Brewin......