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H0SS
04-21-2012, 03:54 AM
https://twitter.com/#!/FrontRowBrian


Major story breaking in Atlanta. Anderson Silva has told Dana White he NOT fight Chael Sonnen unless it's in Brazil.

Uncle Dana is beyond frustrated with Anderson. Let's see if he can convince Anderson to fight in Vegas. Dana playing hardball

UFC147 presser in Rio on 4 Tues. Anderson will be present. Dana will announce date change to Vegas. Dana will fire AS if he declines fight

Should Anderson be fired, Sonnen v. @Bisping II is the back up plan for July 7 for the belt

Wow...

disposableassassin
04-21-2012, 04:11 AM
Is this a credible source?

kingrobert
04-21-2012, 04:13 AM
It sounds like something Anderson would do..

the_dark_angel_4ever
04-21-2012, 04:16 AM
Wow, I don't know about fired, but definitely stripped of the title. The job of a champ is to fight whoever is put infront of you, when and where you're told to. Plain and simple.

dbader08
04-21-2012, 04:18 AM
He's usually pretty credible...

Cat--Smasher
04-21-2012, 04:18 AM
Is this a credible source?



You tell me... His last predictions about M1 have yet to come to fruition: http://www.mmanews.com/forums/noob-jack-city/55508-rumor-m-1-done.html

LukeSalvatore
04-21-2012, 04:20 AM
Don't know the legitimacy, but I love to speculate so here goes. This would be a big move if it were true. It takes a lot of balls for Dana White to fire Anderson Silva, especially because in my mind it would delegitimize the middleweight title, everyone would know that AS is the best. That being said, now is the best time to do a move like this because there's no place for Anderson to go, there's no other really big market.

trustkill
04-21-2012, 04:30 AM
It sounds like something Anderson would do..

I have to think that Anderson stands to lose a handsome sum of endorsement $$$ if this fight moves from Brazil to America. Yes, Anderson is a diva, but I can understand why he'd be reluctant to relocate.

rob_bills
04-21-2012, 04:31 AM
I wouldnt put much pass on anything Front Row Brian says, he's like the Perez Hilton of mma

macewen
04-21-2012, 04:32 AM
If its true I'll lose a lot of respect for Anderson

Cat--Smasher
04-21-2012, 04:38 AM
I have to think that Anderson stands to lose a handsome sum of endorsement $$$ if this fight moves from Brazil to America. Yes, Anderson is a diva, but I can understand why he'd be reluctant to relocate.

Mauro had the UFC announcer for Brazil on his podcast yesterday who was saying Anderson is literally the number 2 athlete in the country. He was saying Brazil is very upset this fight may be changed to America.

Fedorlei Gomipierre
04-21-2012, 04:45 AM
FRB's a pretty big rumormonger, so take it with a grain of salt. He does sometimes get things right, but he's also pretty far off the mark more often than he's on.

I'll take this as just that until I hear validation from any more reputable source. Until then, I'd say this should get NoobJack'd.

trustkill
04-21-2012, 04:48 AM
If this rumor turns out to be true, we'll never hear the end of it from Sonnen.

_DCdoctr_
04-21-2012, 04:51 AM
Ugh. I really wanted to go to this event!! I really hope this isn't true.


BP

rivethead
04-21-2012, 04:51 AM
I really doubt this is accurate.


If this rumor turns out to be true, we'll never hear the end of it from Sonnen.

Well, to be honest, we wouldn't have heard the end of something from him, so it might as well have been about this, if it's true.

rh

rob_bills
04-21-2012, 04:53 AM
FRB's a pretty big rumormonger, so take it with a grain of salt. He does sometimes get things right, but he's also pretty far off the mark more often than he's on.

I'll take this as just that until I hear validation from any more reputable source. Until then, I'd say this should get NoobJack'd.

If you throw enough shit at a wall some of it will stick, thats FRB's attitude. This should be noobjacked to be honest.

Spoon
04-21-2012, 05:46 AM
There is no way on hell they would fire Anderson if he declined to fight some place other than Brazil. It would be forever known as the worst mistake in MMA history.

_DCdoctr_
04-21-2012, 08:34 AM
Looks like this rumor is somewhat squashed:

https://twitter.com/danawhite/status/193548127674970113


And whatever jackass said Anderson silva would be stripped of his title is a liar. He is fighting Chael and there has been no issue at all!!


Yea!!!


BP

Dan
04-21-2012, 10:01 AM
I can't see him firing Silva... Silva is a marketable guy who brings a huge amount of revenue to the UFC. Would the UFC really want to let a guy like him go rather than let him fight in Brazil and reap HUGE financial rewards from one of the most hotly anticipated rematches in MMA history?

Kimbo> Rampage
04-21-2012, 12:05 PM
I have to think that Anderson stands to lose a handsome sum of endorsement $$$ if this fight moves from Brazil to America. Yes, Anderson is a diva, but I can understand why he'd be reluctant to relocate.

Yes. how is that fair to him. It would hit him financially, but also he would go from fighting at home against one of the most hated people in brazil to fighing in the US to a bunch of "U.S.A." chants.


If its true I'll lose a lot of respect for Anderson

Unlike GSP, Anderson doesnt get to fight in his home country that often. It would only be his second UFC fight in Brazil... How many times has GSP fought in canada...

cnlclink
04-21-2012, 02:43 PM
Unlike GSP, Anderson doesnt get to fight in his home country that often. It would only be his second UFC fight in Brazil... How many times has GSP fought in canada...

3 times total. Not including his UCC/TKO days

lwbrewer
04-21-2012, 03:12 PM
I can see Anderson & Soares saying this for now. Play hardball until the games almost over, and if Dana hasn't changed they will, or a nother one of Andersons injuries will appear.

Qball1974
04-21-2012, 03:30 PM
Yes. how is that fair to him. It would hit him financially, but also he would go from fighting at home against one of the most hated people in brazil to fighing in the US to a bunch of "U.S.A." chants.



Unlike GSP, Anderson doesnt get to fight in his home country that often. It would only be his second UFC fight in Brazil... How many times has GSP fought in canada...

Thats a very stupid comparison! it's not like Brazil is next door or anything.

H0SS
04-21-2012, 05:35 PM
Yes. how is that fair to him. It would hit him financially, but also he would go from fighting at home against one of the most hated people in brazil to fighing in the US to a bunch of "U.S.A." chants.



Unlike GSP, Anderson doesnt get to fight in his home country that often. It would only be his second UFC fight in Brazil... How many times has GSP fought in canada...

http://gifsoup.com/view7/2995939/crying-black-man-o.gif

Hahaha!

This has to be the whiniest response this year! :sadsong:

FCK
04-21-2012, 06:48 PM
http://gifsoup.com/view7/2995939/crying-black-man-o.gif

Hahaha!

This has to be the whiniest response this year! :sadsong:

No not really?

Your just reading it out of context instead of a reply and response from another poster.

Anderson deserves this fight in Brazil. He is totally within his rights and dues to only accept this fight in Brazil. The UFC could easily make this work, they're just dragging there heels and heads knowing the security issue will be costly.

He totally deserves to have his home crowd behind him instead of Chael getting his way considering last time they fought it was in Chael's home country.

Kimbo> Rampage
04-21-2012, 09:12 PM
I was replying to a GSP fan, who had "lost respect for Anderson". Didnt know it was only 3, guess I miss remembered... Thought it was around 4-5.

Sonnen has talked so much shit about Anderson, Brazil, and people close to Anderson, he still looks like he is continuing his "therapy", and gets a laugh out of the fans for it. It was his time to answer for his actions.

If he was actually able to win in Brazil, more power to him. Now it taking place in the US is another disadvantage to Anderson. Who is just recovering from an injury.