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8/21/12 12:40 PM
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http://mmajunkie.com/news/30298/ufc-boss-chael-sonnen-will-not-earn-title-shot-with-ufc-155-win-over-forrest-griffin.mma

Despite his best efforts to stir up enough interest in a title fight to skip right through the light-heavyweight ranks, Chael Sonnen (28-12-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) will not be awarded a title shot with a win over Forrest Griffin.

UFC President Dana White today made that declaration during an appearance on the "Dave and Mahoney" morning show on Las Vegas' KXTE X107.5 FM.

"He's a long way away," White said. "He's not coming off the (Anderson) Silva fight and just talking his way into a 205-pound world title shot."

"[Sonnen] is going to have to beat a couple of the best of the world," White said. "If he beats Forrest Griffin, we'll shoot him right into the Top 5 and let him fight some of those guys there, and we'll see what happens."
8/21/12 12:41 PM
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Sounds about right Phone Post
8/21/12 12:42 PM
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Good. He'll never earn a shot.
8/21/12 12:51 PM
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BUT HE TROLLED JONES TO DEATH!!!!!! WE WERE CRAZY TO BELIEVE THAT DANA WOULDN'T GIVE SONNEN THE NEXT SHOT!!!!

DANA IS TROLLING US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8/21/12 12:52 PM
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He says this now, but as Chael keeps talking, jones gets more angry, people start clamoring, jones asks for the fight and next you know, jbj has his first win via triangle. Phone Post
8/21/12 12:58 PM
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Dana said he only has to win 2 fights at 205 to get a shot. Looks like the talking worked. Phone Post
8/21/12 1:00 PM
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I somehow have trouble believing Dana when he says this.
8/21/12 1:02 PM
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TROLLING WORKS!!!!!!!!!
8/21/12 1:05 PM
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ABE FROMAN - TROLLING WORKS!!!!!!!!!

Take a deep breath.
8/21/12 1:06 PM
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yes, Chael 'decision' Sonnen will never get to the top 5 in 205
8/21/12 1:07 PM
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Dana says a lot of things.
8/21/12 1:25 PM
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bullshit. griffin + 1 more = title shot if chael can pull it off
8/21/12 1:27 PM
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 Refreshing and good to hear.  Let's at least pretend this is part sport.  Giving Chael a quick shot at 205 would be akin to the NFL putting the Jets in the Super Bowl because their blowhard coach talks a lot and they have Tebow now.
8/21/12 1:29 PM
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Lol, how many fighters will they have in the "top 5" if Sonnen works his way there.

I wonder if Boner Joner went and complained to Dana's bosses about Chael.
8/21/12 1:30 PM
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dabigchet - bullshit. griffin + 1 more = title shot if chael can pull it off

Yeah but Dana is saying Sonnen wont get a title just by beating Forrest. He will need another top 5 win after that before he gets a shot.

everyone was thinking he would get a title shot if he beat Forrest because he is running his mouth and Dana is saying thats not gonna happen.

8/21/12 1:32 PM
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So does he go into the dana's top five by beating Griffin? Where is Forrest on dana's ranking system? Who are the rest of the guys on his list? Maybe we could see the rest out these guys, as a part of a transparent ranking system. Phone Post
8/21/12 1:33 PM
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MITman2k -  So does he go into the dana's top five by beating Griffin? Where is Forrest on dana's ranking system? Who are the rest of the guys on his list? Maybe we could see the rest out these guys, as a part of a transparent ranking system. Phone Post

  Will never happen IMO, making sellable fights > rankings
 
8/21/12 1:34 PM
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Just to clarify my prior post, I'm wondering if Dana, would be putting him in his top five based on a win, or giving him a top five opponent next. It's kind of confusing to ne Phone Post
8/21/12 1:56 PM
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Fantastic! I think realistically no one genuinely believed Chael was getting the title shot after beating Forrest. As he said there's a thing to be said for earning your shot. This is all just foreplay so that by the time the Jones fight actually takes place - whether it's a title fight or it's Chael's fight in the top 5 after he gets through Forrest - we'll all reeeeaaaally want it. ^_^
With that in mind December is still quite far off and Sonnen really can talk his way into anything.
8/21/12 2:14 PM
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money talks
8/21/12 3:06 PM
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Chael beats Forrest, Jones is scheduled to fight Machida SB weekend, Machida gets a phantom injury in Jan. and Chael takes the fight on short notice.

PPV does 1.2 million buys.



8/21/12 3:12 PM
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Nick Fury - I'd like to see Sonnen fight Tong Po. Give him Tong Po!

he already ducked Wanderlei
8/21/12 3:12 PM
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He will to some extent of course.
8/21/12 3:16 PM
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If he wins two fights he will get a shot right then. Dana knows Sonnen sells fights he just gave them one of their biggest paydays ever with his sales techniques. Dana will go where the money is.
8/21/12 3:22 PM
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dabigchet - bullshit. griffin + 1 more = title shot if chael can pull it off

Yeah but Dana is saying Sonnen wont get a title just by beating Forrest. He will need another top 5 win after that before he gets a shot.

everyone was thinking he would get a title shot if he beat Forrest because he is running his mouth and Dana is saying thats not gonna happen.

It never made sense to me. Seemed very obvious Shogun vs Gustaffson would be for a title shot. Its on fox and thats what they do with every single fox card Phone Post

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