Posts Tagged ‘Wanderlei Silva’

SOnnenVIG1In the midst of one of the biggest stories of the year so far, Chael Sonnen appeared on UFC Tonight to set the record straight on the events leading up to Wanderlei Silva being pulled from UFC 175; and also to bash his longtime rival. He claimed Silva ran from the (more…)

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wandChael Sonnen was right. In what has seemed like the longest build-up to a grudge match in MMA history, Sonnen called it—Wanderlei Silva would somehow get himself out of the fight. Yesterday that prediction came true. Silva was pulled from the UFC 175 bout due to a couple very troubling issues. (more…)

Sonnen-vs-Wanderlei-PosterChael Sonnen knows how to get under the skin of whoever happens to be in his sights. Currently, the target is Wanderlei Silva. Sonnen and Silva are in the midst of recording a season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil and it’s no surprise things are getting heated on the set. (more…)

Sonnen-vs-Wanderlei-PosterIn a statement we’ve NEVER heard before, Dana White is saying the next season of TUF Brazil is gonna be crazy! In case you didn’t catch that; it was sarcasm. White says something about the upcoming season of TUF being amazing EVERY damn season. But we’ll still bite. (more…)

wandstannContinuing our multi-part series of year end awards for 2013, we bring you our choice for Fight of the Year. The one that was ultimately selected is without question my favorite fight of the year. Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann was non-stop action and had more (more…)

Sonnen-vs-Wanderlei-PosterDana White broke some news last night on live TV. The boss appeared on Fox Sports Live with host Chael Sonnen, who asked White to break some news for him. White agreed. And the news had a direct impact on Sonnen. The next coaches of TUF Brazil will be longtime rivals, Wanderlei Silva and Sonnen.

Sonnen appeared genuinely surprised and even asked if White was serious. “Are (more…)

wand9Over the weekend there was quite a bit of buzz about a near-fight between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva at the Mr. Olympia Expo in Las Vegas. We saw some shaky, grainy footage surface that would make that old video supposedly showing Bigfoot back in the 1970’s look like hi-def.

But if you wanted a better look, fear not. Wand’s run-in with Sonnen was (more…)

SOnnenVIG1The gauntlet has been dropped…multiple times. Chael “Superstar Graham” Sonnen has been chasing Wanderlei Silva forever. For one reason or another, the two have never been able to hook it up in the cage though. But now, even Dana White is on that bandwagon.

Sonnen sent White a prerecorded plea on Fox Sports 1, asking the boss to give him the co-main event (more…)

SOnnenVIG1Chael Sonnen is calling the big victory over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Saturday night the biggest of his career. As for his next fight, he has some crazy ideas. How about three guys in one night?

At the post fight press conference, Sonnen—while very humble discussing his win over Shogun—was not so complimentary of a trio of fighters who have (more…)

wandWanderlei Silva is known by most fans as the most brutal fighter in the history of the sport. And he’s taking the challenge from Chael Sonnen to a whole new level. Last night on UFC Tonight he told Ariel Helwani a few things he’d like to do to Sonnen, and it wasn’t pretty.

“Jon Jones and Anderson (Silva) have been too nice to Chael,” warned The Axe Murderer. “I want to suck his blood. I want to smell it. Not just (more…)