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  • 08-26-2013, 10:39 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    UFC's Chael Sonnen: Right now 'there's no opponent' for me
    "I'll need some fights to happen in the middleweight division (and) fights in the light-heavyweight division," Sonnen told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) at a Full Contact Fighting Federation event this past Saturday in Portland, Ore. "But as it stands right now, there's no opponent."

    Just days after he submitted Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in a grand performance at UFC Fight Night 26, Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) seemed closer than ever to a fight with his longtime rival, Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC). But UFC President Dana White splashed cold water on the idea, which allegedly prompted Sonnen to splash some warm water on Silva's car.

    Meanwhile, Silva, who most recently knocked out Brian Stann in March, felt more like attacking Sonnen than explaining why the fight isn't going to happen.

    So for now, it looks like Sonnen is in the waiting line.

    "I know (Antonio Rogerio) 'Lil Nog' (Nogueira) is going to fight with 'Shogun,' so he's off the table, and the real side of it, too, is that I just got done," he said. "I just got out of the ring exactly one week ago, so I started back for practice today. It was my first time breaking a sweat, and from here on, I'm back at it.

    "But I don't have any opponent. I'd really like to be part of the 20th anniversary show. I'm really looking to be part of the St-Pierre (vs.) Hendricks card."

    Sonnen earlier proposed the Silva fight to take place at that event, UFC 167, which takes place Nov. 16 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. But he also welcomed the idea of appearing at UFC 168, a year-end event that takes place Dec. 28 at the same venue.

    Wherever he lands, the 36-year-old fighter from West Linn, Ore., brings more career capital to the cage after his recent win, which followed back-to-back losses to now-former middleweight champ Anderson Silva and light-heavy kingpin Jon Jones.

    "I'll fight one more time this year," Sonnen said. "That puts me between the St-Pierre card or the Chris Weidman card. So I would like to be part of the 20th anniversary show. But one of those two dates match up well."
    http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/0...pponent-for-me
  • 08-22-2013, 06:13 PM
    GL Jeff
    Sonnen is just going to smoother him and work for a sub with brute strength. He will just get a choke or an arm and clamp down forcing the tap, old school wrestling strength at it's finest.
  • 08-22-2013, 02:49 PM
    Tongan.Death.Grip
    Sonnen v Stann =this fight.
    This fight will be depressing.
  • 08-22-2013, 02:38 PM
    beardown98
    I see Sonnen getting the UD.

    I don't see Sonnen suddenly becoming a submission expert at this stage of his career and subbing Wand. Sonnen saw an opening against Shogun and went after a choke and got the win. Lets be honest considering it was so early in the fight it was much easier for Sonnen to hold the choke once getting the proper arm placement for it due to neither guy being very sweaty and Sonnens arms being fresh. Sonnen did great against Shogun no doubt a huge win for him but lets pump the brakes on Sonnen subbing two opponents in a row (unless his next fight is against James Toney then i could see that happening).

    I will be rooting for Wand to beat Sonnen. I can't not root for Wand. I hope he Ko's Sonnen violently but that's how i hope all Wand fights end with Wand getting the KO victory.
  • 08-22-2013, 02:14 PM
    Qball1974
    If Bisping and hang with Sonnen and almost win (I think he did win) I have no reason not to believe that Wandy can't do the same. It's not like Chael has the power for me to worry about Wandy getting knocked out.....
  • 08-22-2013, 02:14 PM
    m1ckeykn0x
    Imagine if Chael Sonnen had back to back submission wins over Shogun and Wandy.
  • 08-22-2013, 02:00 PM
    Sniggles
    Wandy will get tapped out.

    Sonnen been wanting this since his car ride with Wandy.



    Sonnen laughed inside because he knew that Wandy ain't got nothin' on him.
  • 08-22-2013, 01:15 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    I don't want to see this fight. At all. Chael will take him down and Wandy will get back up and Chael will take him down and Wandy will get back up and Chael will take him down and Wandy will get back up and Chael will take him down and Wandy will get back up and Chael will take him down and Wandy will get back up and Wandy will get tired and the fight will end and Chael will have beaten Wandy and I'll have died a little inside.
  • 08-22-2013, 08:09 AM
    rahdeezy
    I have Sonnen winning this..... but...
    Looking back on Wandy's fight with Arona, I remember Wand fighting pretty well off his back, which he'll probably be on for a majority of the fight. I don't think Sonnen's gnp will be as imposing as many people think. Nevertheless, going with Sonnen on this.
  • 08-22-2013, 07:05 AM
    K1NG P3NN
    Somehow Machida would even manage to make a streetfight boring. As far as Wandy goes, if he is healthy, he will show up to get thrown all over the cage. I cannot wait for this fight, I'm rooting for the bad guy!
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