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Wanderlei Silva Retires, Blames UFC for Decision

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After a combustable and controversial few months, Wanderlei Silva has had enough and decided to retire from the sport of MMA. And the reason: according to Silva, it’s because the UFC turned his fans on him. “I am stepping down from the ring,” announced the former PRIDE Champion in a video on YouTube.  “After today, Wanderlei Silva will not fight ... Read More »

UFC and Fox Reportedly Part Ways with Chael Sonnen

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MMAJunkie.com is reporting that both the UFC and Fox have parted ways with former UFC fighter and on-air personality Chael Sonnen.  The news comes just days after it was revealed that Sonnen failed a second drug test before announcing his retirement. Neither the UFC or Fox have publicly announced that his release but the report states that should happen soon with ... Read More »

Wanderlei Silva Says He Will Fight On July 5 At UFC 175

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It was announced on Wednesday that Wanderlei Silva would not be fighting Chael Sonnen at UFC 175 on July 5. We reported that after last week’s UFC 175 introductory press conference, the Nevada State Athletic Commission asked Sonnen and Silva to submit to a random drug test. Sonnen complied and Silva refused. Sonnen was on UFC Tonight on Wednesday and ... Read More »

Silva vs Sonnen Off, Brown vs Lawler On and Bellator News

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Brian and Steve talk some MMA including the Silva vs Sonnen fight not happening and what happened, Sonnen now scheduled to face Vitor Belfort and the hurdle for that fight, Matt Brown taking on Robbie Lawler for UFC on Fox, the two UFC shows coming up on Saturday, numbers for the first ever Bellator pay-per-view, what matches they could do ... Read More »

Drug Test Refusal Led To Wanderlei Silva’s UFC 175 Dismissal

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We reported earlier today that Wanderlei Silva was replaced by Vitor Belfort to face Chael Sonnen at UFC 175. All we knew at the time was that Silva didn’t submit his application and not attending a licensing hearing. MMAFighting.com is reporting that according to Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Robert Bennett, Silva had “ample time” to do everything he ... Read More »

Wanderlei Silva Out, Vitor Belfort To Face Chael Sonnen At UFC 175

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Ever since Chael Sonnen was announced to face Wanderlei Silva at UFC 175, Sonnen didn’t think Silva would make it to the fight. He proved to be correct and looks like that fight my never happen. Combate in Brazil is reporting that Silva is out of the fight with Sonnen and Vitor Belfort is stepping in to fight Sonnen at ... Read More »

Confrontation Between Chael Sonnen And Wanderlei Silva

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Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva have been feuding for the last few years. We have seen scuffles at expo’s, You Tube videos, etc. Yesterday, the UFC held a press conference to promote UFC 175 and The Ultimate Fighter Finale. Those events take place during July 4th weekend. Sonnen and Silva fight at UFC 175 and Sonnen was talking a lot ... Read More »

Chael Sonnen vs Wanderlei Silva Fight “Not Done Yet”

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It had been long assumed that Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva would square off at a UFC Fight Night event on May 31 in Brazil. Sonnen has been stating that the fight hasn’t been signed and the confirmation of that fact came today. During a media scrum today to promote Saturday’s UFC 171, Dana White told the media that the ... Read More »

Chael Sonnen Posts The Cell Phone Number of Stephanie McMahon In Interview

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Chael Sonnen is scheduled to face Wanderlei Silva on May 31 at a UFC Fight Night event in Brazil. Sonnen was on TSN’s “Off The Record” in Canada that aired today to promote “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3″, coaching opposite Silva. Near the end of the interview, host Michael Landsberg asked Sonnen if he thought that CM Punk, who is ... Read More »

“The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3″ Video Preview Featuring Chael Sonnen And Wanderlei Silva Scuffle

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“The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3″ premieres this Sunday on UFC Fight Pass. The coaches on the show are longtime rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. The UFC has released a video highlighting Silva and Sonnen, which shows the beginning of the reported brawl between the two. The two will battle in the main event May 31 in a UFC Fight ... Read More »

Chael Sonnen vs Wanderlei Silva Shifted From UFC 173 To Main Event May 31 Card In Brazil

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Fans that were looking forward to UFC 173’s co-main event fight between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will have to wait a week later. The UFC has announced that they are moving the fight to main event a card to take place on May 31 in Brazil with a city and arena to be determined shortly. No reason was given ... Read More »

UFC 169 Recap: Renan Barao, Jose Aldo Retain Titles

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Brian and Steve recap UFC 169 including Renan Barao retaining the bantamweight championship in a controversial decision against Urijah Faber and Jose Aldo defeating Ricardo Lamas to remain the featherweight champion along with the spectacular fight between Abel Trujillo and Jamie Varner, the upcoming fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort, a big ruling regarding TRT for the bout, Wanderlei ... Read More »