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 fight isn’t official.

“No, it’s not done yet. I gotta get that done this week too,” White stated. The UFC President feels though that everything will get worked out and the fight will happen.

“We’ll get it done,” White said.

People have speculated that the reason why the fight hasn’t been signed is due to the TRT ban, which Sonnen has been receiving an exemption for the last couple years. White though doesn’t feel the recent ban will be an issue in regards to Sonnen.

“One of the things about Chael Sonnen, he’s a very good communicator. So if Chael thought something was in jeopardy or something wasn’t gonna happen, he would let us know.”

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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 a good friend of Sonnen’s would wrestle at WrestleMania 30. Sonnen said he didn’t know, but said he knows someone who does and that’s WWE executive Stephanie McMahon. Sonnen had McMahon’s “personal and private cell phone number” on a card and flashed it in front of the camera. The number ended up being blurred out and not shown due to the interview being taped yesterday.

After the interview, Landsberg said that his crew had called the number and it was actually McMahon’s number.

You can watch the interview here.

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

“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 Night event in Brazil.

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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 to why the fight was moved.

Silva and Sonnen are currently the coaches for “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3″, which is still shooting at this time and will air on UFC Fight Pass starting in March. Dana White stated two weeks ago that their was an incident between the two during filming that turned physical.

Silva last fought in March of 2013 in a fight of the year candidate when he knocked out Brian Stann on a show in Japan.

Sonnen’s last fight was at UFC 167 when he lost to Rashad Evans by first round stoppage.

The fight looks like it will be on one of the Fox Sports channels or UFC Fight Pass.

Updated:The fight will coincide with “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Finals” and will air on Fox Sports 1.

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UFC 169 Recap: Renan Barao, Jose Aldo Retain Titles

faber-baraoBrian 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 Silva vs. Chael Sonnen and more on other possible matchups.

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UFC 169 Preview, Chael Sonnen / Wanderlei Silva Dust Up and Julianna Pena Injury

UFC169posterBrian and Steve preview UFC 169 headlined by Renan Barao against Urijah Faber for the bantamweight championship along with the rest of the card for Saturday’s show.  Plus, they talk about the recent argument between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva in Brazil while filming The Ultimate Fighter, Julianna Pena’s major injury and news and notes about upcoming shows.

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Dana White Announces Chael Sonnen And Wanderlei Silva To Coach The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3

We have been waiting to see Chael Sonnen vs Wanderlei Silva finally settle their feud in the octagon. We are one step closer to that happening as UFC President Dana White announced on Fox Sports Live in front of Sonnen telling him that him and Silva will be the coaches on the upcoming The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3.

“I told everybody we wouldn’t release it until sometime late November. I guess we’ll do it here. The coaches of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil are Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen,” White announced.

“That one’s going to piss off a lot of people. It’s happening. Then those two will fight. You two will coach The Ultimate Fighter, you will have a ton of security down there with you, and it should be a fun season.”

“You two will coach The Ultimate Fighter. You will have a ton of security down there with you, and it should be a fun season,” White said to Sonnen.

The feud between Silva and Sonnen has gone on for well more than a year now as Sonnen has made disparaging remarks about Brazilian fighters including Silva. “The Axe Murderer” came back by making crude remarks on social media and in various You Tube videos.

The feud reached a boiling point when Sonnen was at the Mr.Olympia convention in Las Vegas a few weeks doing an autograph signing when Silva approached Silva wanting a fight and they both had to be separated.

The filming of season will be starting in the next couple of months. White didn’t announce when the season will air on television and when Silva and Sonnen would fight, which presumable will happen sometime in 2014.

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Chael Sonnen Invites Wanderlei Silva To “UFC Tonight”

The feud between former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva and former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen has reached new levels of hate.

On Saturday at the Olympia Expo in Las Vegas, Silva came to the expo with a camera to confront Sonnen who was signing autographs for a sponsor. The video shows the two getting in an altercation with threats and swearing at each other.

Sonnen had a retort for Silva last night on the show he is a co-host of, “UFC Tonight”.

“I’m all for Wanderlei having a little fun,” Sonnen said on air.

“But Wanderlei, three things. First off, if you’re going to do a publicity stunt, do not bring your own camera. It looks staged, which it was. It insults your audience. Assume that they’re going to connect the dots. Show up somewhere where a camera is, and then go into your little routine.

“Secondly,” Sonnen continued. “In this country and in this industry, if you refuse to fight a guy, like you did me, you forfeit your right to then talk about that person in this type of fashion. Accosting somebody in public, can be regrettable. Accosting a gangster can be hazardous.”

“The Gangster From West Lynn” extended an unusual invitation to “The Axe Murderer”.

“Third and finally, Wanderlei, if you would like to come on this very set and conduct a conventional and traditional style interview, we here at ‘UFC Tonight’ will pay your way.”

Will Silva accept the invitation from Sonnen? Only time will tell.

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Brian Stann Filling In For Joe Rogan To Do Commentary At UFC 163

It didn’t take Brian Stann long to find gigs outside of fighting.

It was announced last night on “UFC Tonight”, on Fuel TV that Brian Stann will be filling in for Joe Rogan to do color commentary alongside Mike Goldberg at UFC 163 next Saturday night.

UFC 163 will be taking place at the HSBC in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, with the card being headlined by UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo defending his title against Chan Sung Jung.

Brian Stann called it quits a few weeks back after his fight of the year candidate loss against Wanderlei Silva in March. It was also announced a few weeks back that Stann will apart of the Fox Sports South team commentating for the Atlantic Coast Conference during college football season.

Stann has been apart of the Fox Sports team since the UFC started on Fox in 2012 doing analysis for the UFC on Fox and Fuel shows whether it was a pre or post-fight show.

No reason was given as to why Rogan will not be able to commentate at UFC 163.

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