With Kennedy fight dead, UFC's Belfort interested in Sonnen fight

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FastKnockout
7/31/13 11:25:40AM
A potential bout with middleweight contender Vitor Belfort is now dead, according to Tim Kennedy. However, one notable is interested in fighting the Brazilian.

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airkerma
7/31/13 11:42:53AM
"However, Sonnen said he'd be willing to fight Belfort at UFC 168, which takes place in Las Vegas. The catch, though, is that Sonnen wants Belfort's No. 1 contender's status if victorious."
I will love this as soon as I see confirmation that Belfort really wants this fight...and if the UFC allows the fight.
postman
7/31/13 11:57:36AM

Posted by airkerma

"However, Sonnen said he'd be willing to fight Belfort at UFC 168, which takes place in Las Vegas. The catch, though, is that Sonnen wants Belfort's No. 1 contender's status if victorious."
I will love this as soon as I see confirmation that Belfort really wants this fight...and if the UFC allows the fight.



No way Sonnen gets it in writing he wins he gets a shot
jae_1833
7/31/13 12:01:43PM
I think Sonnen has had enough title shots for now...even if he beats Shogun, Belfort, and Wanderlei in a row. I just think it would be a little ridiculous as of now. If he can do all of this and then take out another high ranked MW or LHW ( Glover, Machida, Davis, etc..) then it would be cool again.
GDPofMPG
7/31/13 12:12:56PM
Back room deals to cut in front of winning fighters, yeah sounds like something Chael would try for. Not liking any news I've seen in this thread. Sonnen has a fight he is about to lose and has no business lobbying for any kind of title shot. Vitor should have his sights set on a top tier guy, not avoiding logical fights while asking for meaningless fights.
BillsNewAccount
7/31/13 12:35:21PM
Vitor is just trying to buy time so he can keep his one spot. For being a badass that is smashing everyone he sure is acting like a pussy. Having his wife speak for him. Saying he won't fight at MW.

Dana needs to have him fight Gegard.
prophecy033
7/31/13 1:13:43PM
Make it happen. Do it in Vegas so we don't have to hear all this TRT shit about Brazil.

Tough fight for Belfort but if he can stop the TD he will win the standup
traveller77
7/31/13 2:16:36PM
This is getting ridiculous. "but I get #1 status if I win" totall bullshit. As much as I'd like to take a shot at Sonnen for this crap, I can't.

Dana White opened the door for this. It's like the babysitter cancelled and he decided to go out with his wife anyway. Now the kids are home alone, using twitter wars to determine the near future of the UFC. This crap hurts the credibility of the UFC. No more un-earned title shots Dana. You fight your way to the front of the line, no matter how big your mouth is. Just because you can sell a fight, doesnt make it the right choice.
prophecy033
7/31/13 2:23:10PM
The inmates run the asylum
GDPofMPG
7/31/13 2:35:58PM

Posted by traveler77

This is getting ridiculous. "but I get #1 status if I win" totall bullshit. As much as I'd like to take a shot at Sonnen for this crap, I can't.

Dana White opened the door for this. It's like the babysitter cancelled and he decided to go out with his wife anyway. Now the kids are home alone, using twitter wars to determine the near future of the UFC. This crap hurts the credibility of the UFC. No more un-earned title shots Dana. You fight your way to the front of the line, no matter how big your mouth is. Just because you can sell a fight, doesnt make it the right choice.



You can take a shot at Sonnen. He is the posterboy for exploiting Zuffa's ridiculousness more than anyone.
Chael_Sonnen
7/31/13 2:50:46PM
Title shot? Shots are for loser frat boys that will eventually flunk out of Phys-Ed....like Victor...err, Vitor.

FACT: I don't want the title shot, I want the title.

FACT: I don't promote fights, I pick fights.

FACT: A lot of guys people say they'll fight anybody. Nobody will. The only guy the UFC has that will truly fight any man God ever made, is ME. I will fight any one of 'em. Whether I want to, don't want to, like 'em, don't like 'em, this weight, that weight, catch weight, doesn't make any difference to me. Sign me up and I'll show up.

FACT: If he [Vitor Belfort] wants to get his name in the paper by name dropping me, he needs to keep it within the realms of reality. We can only suspend reality so far. Listen, he pulls out of a fight with Cung Le and then he says he wants to fight me? Nobody believes that.

FACT: 19: The age I started my MMA career. 16 years later still not a blemish on my face... Or my record.

traveller77
7/31/13 2:58:10PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Title shot? Shots are for loser frat boys that will eventually flunk out of Phys-Ed....like Victor...err, Vitor.

FACT: I don't want the title shot, I want the title.

FACT: I don't promote fights, I pick fights.

FACT: A lot of guys people say they'll fight anybody. Nobody will. The only guy the UFC has that will truly fight any man God ever made, is ME. I will fight any one of 'em. Whether I want to, don't want to, like 'em, don't like 'em, this weight, that weight, catch weight, doesn't make any difference to me. Sign me up and I'll show up.

FACT: If he [Vitor Belfort] wants to get his name in the paper by name dropping me, he needs to keep it within the realms of reality. We can only suspend reality so far. Listen, he pulls out of a fight with Cung Le and then he says he wants to fight me? Nobody believes that.

FACT: 19: The age I started my MMA career. 16 years later still not a blemish on my face... Or my record.








I'm pretty sure that unblemished face is just the covering for a little brain damage just behind it.

I'll just ignore the unblemished record part due to the aforementioned reason, ......maybe he forgot
GDPofMPG
7/31/13 3:25:38PM
Fact: Chale Sonnen had to turn to the Dbag element of this country to make himself MMA's Kim K or Lindsey Lohan because he knew after 12 years in the sport he was so unremarkable in and out of the cage that his ego would never get the attention he so sadly and desperately coveted.
Fact: These are the most noteworthy moments of Chale Sonnen's overrated career.
Dropped
Smashed
2nd place Sonnen always finds a way to lose
Hahhahaha
Losing to Bisping
Doh!
Pants crapped!
No corny script, no balls, no comprendo
Biggest moment of Sonnen's Career
Chael_Sonnen
7/31/13 3:30:46PM

Posted by GDPofMPG

Fact: Chale Sonnen had to turn to the Dbag element of this country to make himself MMA's Kim K or Lindsey Lohan because he knew after 12 years in the sport he was so unremarkable in and out of the cage that his ego would never get the attention he so sadly and desperately coveted.
Fact: These are the most noteworthy moments of Chale Sonnen's overrated career.
Dropped
Smashed
2nd place Sonnen always finds a way to lose
Hahhahaha
Losing to Bisping
Doh!
Pants crapped!
No corny script, no balls, no comprendo
Biggest moment of Sonnen's Career



FACT: GDPofMPG = Gotten 2

Thanks for playing....next time incorporate more commas.....AND periods.......AND use of the ENTER key......GENIUS.
jay98107
7/31/13 3:33:45PM
So Sonnen would potentially get 3 title shots in 4 fights spanning 2 different weight classes with only a single victory?
GDPofMPG
7/31/13 3:35:33PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen


Posted by GDPofMPG

Fact: Chale Sonnen had to turn to the Dbag element of this country to make himself MMA's Kim K or Lindsey Lohan because he knew after 12 years in the sport he was so unremarkable in and out of the cage that his ego would never get the attention he so sadly and desperately coveted.
Fact: These are the most noteworthy moments of Chale Sonnen's overrated career.
Dropped
Smashed
2nd place Sonnen always finds a way to lose
Hahhahaha
Losing to Bisping
Doh!
Pants crapped!
No corny script, no balls, no comprendo
Biggest moment of Sonnen's Career



FACT: GDPofMPG = Gotten 2

Thanks for playing....next time incorporate more commas.....AND periods.......AND use of the ENTER key......GENIUS.



got 2 makes a lot of sense, about on par with expectations.
Chael_Sonnen
7/31/13 4:00:28PM

Posted by GDPofMPG


Posted by Chael_Sonnen


Posted by GDPofMPG

Fact: Chale Sonnen had to turn to the Dbag element of this country to make himself MMA's Kim K or Lindsey Lohan because he knew after 12 years in the sport he was so unremarkable in and out of the cage that his ego would never get the attention he so sadly and desperately coveted.
Fact: These are the most noteworthy moments of Chale Sonnen's overrated career.
Dropped
Smashed
2nd place Sonnen always finds a way to lose
Hahhahaha
Losing to Bisping
Doh!
Pants crapped!
No corny script, no balls, no comprendo
Biggest moment of Sonnen's Career



FACT: GDPofMPG = Gotten 2

Thanks for playing....next time incorporate more commas.....AND periods.......AND use of the ENTER key......GENIUS.



got 2 makes a lot of sense, about on par with expectations.



Haven't you caught on yet....I'm a republican, I'm in the empire, money-making business. Every time somebody like you replies to one of my excellent posts, I get residual kick-backs.....I have cha-chings ringin' in my ears and dollar signs raining in my eyes.

Again, thank you for playing, now that'll be $54.99
Webbie
7/31/13 4:22:07PM

Posted by BillsNewAccount

Vitor is just trying to buy time so he can keep his one spot. For being a badass that is smashing everyone he sure is acting like a pussy. Having his wife speak for him. Saying he won't fight at MW.

Dana needs to have him fight Gegard.



This, word for word.

Just put him in there with Mousasi and let the best man win.

Too many fighters are being divas these days.
jay98107
7/31/13 5:10:00PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen


Posted by GDPofMPG


Posted by Chael_Sonnen


Posted by GDPofMPG

Fact: Chale Sonnen had to turn to the Dbag element of this country to make himself MMA's Kim K or Lindsey Lohan because he knew after 12 years in the sport he was so unremarkable in and out of the cage that his ego would never get the attention he so sadly and desperately coveted.
Fact: These are the most noteworthy moments of Chale Sonnen's overrated career.
Dropped
Smashed
2nd place Sonnen always finds a way to lose
Hahhahaha
Losing to Bisping
Doh!
Pants crapped!
No corny script, no balls, no comprendo
Biggest moment of Sonnen's Career



FACT: GDPofMPG = Gotten 2

Thanks for playing....next time incorporate more commas.....AND periods.......AND use of the ENTER key......GENIUS.



got 2 makes a lot of sense, about on par with expectations.



Haven't you caught on yet....I'm a republican, I'm in the empire, money-making business. Every time somebody like you replies to one of my excellent posts, I get residual kick-backs.....I have cha-chings ringin' in my ears and dollar signs raining in my eyes.

Again, thank you for playing, now that'll be $54.99



Yawn.
GDPofMPG
7/31/13 5:14:25PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen
Haven't you caught on yet....I'm a republican, I'm in the empire, money-making business. Every time somebody like you replies to one of my excellent posts, I get residual kick-backs.....I have cha-chings ringin' in my ears and dollar signs raining in my eyes.



So you've made ZERO monopoly dollars online, cool story. You're contrived dribble is so interesting.
Webbie
7/31/13 5:19:32PM
I'm just curious...

Why do you guys give this Chael_Sonnen guy the time of day?

It couldn't be any more obvious that he's just trollin'.
GDPofMPG
7/31/13 5:26:03PM

Posted by Webbie

I'm just curious...

Why do you guys give this Chael_Sonnen guy the time of day?

It couldn't be any more obvious that he's just trollin'.



It's just a guilty pleasure sometimes.

Plus when trolls are really talented at making themselves sound stupid online, it's hard not to encourage them along.
prozacnation1978
7/31/13 5:48:02PM
fight happens at 168 ill be happy
either one of them on the card and ill be happy
Manak
7/31/13 9:55:25PM
Why cant they just put in the contract they sign for X amount of fights, that they will fight whoever Joe Silva says you will.... wishful thinking i guess
Bubbles
7/31/13 10:31:13PM
as long as this doesn't happen in Brazil, Chael will run through Belfort
TerrorofsesameST
7/31/13 10:41:08PM
I had a lot of mixed emotions regarding Sonnen switching weight classes but I believe him and Jon Jones saved the Ultimate Fighter. But watching that fight I said right off Chael is just a blown up middleweight, he needs to go back down. I believe Shogun will finish Chael next month either via sub/ko.

But wise choice by Sonnen, switching camps and going back "home" -185lbs. But fighting Belfort should be interesting I think Chael could obviously grind out a hard fought decision but Belfort is so slick off his back and his hands are lethal. I don't think we have to worry about Chael fighting in Brazil either if you Sonnen fans are concerned about Belforts TRT usage or Brazilian retaliation regarding Sonnen's past comments on the country and it's people. If this fight happens I predict Belfort late first round finish which will probably force Chael Sonnen to finally hang up his gloves.
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