Report: Chael Sonnen will appeal loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 148

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SmileR
7/9/12 4:06:55PM
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) may have tied a ribbon on its UFC 148 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena last Saturday night (July 7, 2012) in Las Vegas, Nevada, but the fight between Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen is far from over.

It's kind of a slippery issue.

Sonnen, who was on the wrong end of a second round technical knockout (TKO) stoppage, plans to file an appeal against his loss to "The Spider" with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), claiming Silva's crushing knee intended to strike the head of a downed opponent.

And part of it did, according to longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) reporter Jonathan Snowden, who today (July 9) tweeted news of the appeal while rubbing elbows with the cast and crew of The MMA show with Mauro Ranallo.

See video of the blow in question by clicking here. Did Silva's thigh make contact with Sonnen's face?



The appeal comes in stark contrast to Sonnen's post-fight comments, who not only admitted to joining his Brazilian nemesis in a clothing tug-of-war, but also downplayed the intentions of the knee that signaled the beginning of the end to his championship rematch:

"Yeah, Anderson grabbed my trunks but I grabbed his right back. It goes both ways. We can't sit and nit pick some of that stuff. It's a two man sport. It's kind of like moving the chains in football, it evens itself out. What goes around comes around. Anderson grabbed my shorts tonight, I'll grab someone else's shorts down the road."

On the knee on the ground:

"You know, I don't make those decisions and I hate those rules anyway. You know, I'm an old school guy before we had rounds and weight classes and all that stuff. We're in a lot better spot now, I don't propose we should go back to that but I don't care about legal or illegal. I could see him, I could see it coming. That's just the way it goes."

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lohmann
7/9/12 4:07:34PM
Sigh.
MALICE
7/9/12 4:13:45PM
Yes he did. No he didn't. He cheated. He cheated first.

Should be the gist of the next 40 posts or so.

Edit: Did Sonnen change his mind after seeing the fight? Did his management insist on making the appeal?
Chael_Sonnen
7/9/12 4:16:00PM

You know, I don't make those decisions and I hate those rules anyway. You know, I'm an old school guy before we had rounds and weight classes and all that stuff. We're in a lot better spot now, I don't propose we should go back to that but I don't care about legal or illegal. I could see him, I could see it coming. That's just the way it goes.


Card
7/9/12 4:24:07PM
Twenty20Dollars
7/9/12 4:46:00PM
Junkie says Sonnen's coach is planning the appeal, manager in the dark.
infestructure
7/9/12 4:47:46PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen


You know, I don't make those decisions and I hate those rules anyway. You know, I'm an old school guy before we had rounds and weight classes and all that stuff. We're in a lot better spot now, I don't propose we should go back to that but I don't care about legal or illegal. I could see him, I could see it coming. That's just the way it goes.





He's talking the right talk. But his actions speak differently.

An appeal would undo all the goodwill between the fighters.
FastKnockout
7/9/12 5:04:43PM
I was wondering how they would be able schedule Silva/Sonnen 3 .
SpiderSilva
7/9/12 5:14:46PM
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ghandikush
7/9/12 5:50:37PM

Posted by SpiderSilva




I mean Chael intended to tke 15 needles in the ass the day before the first fight and was rocked before the non illegal illegally intended mindfoul knee.

Chael Sonnen, you absolutely suck, and are 1 loss away from being 50% in the UFC, now goe back to the old days and get choked by gumby again...
TheCatFather
7/9/12 6:17:48PM



NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SpiderSilva
7/9/12 6:42:15PM

Posted by TheCatFather




NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I can't see the photo
tallica62
7/9/12 7:02:02PM
WTF...just leave it man...you gained a little more respect due to how you acted/spoke post fight, but this isn't helping

Even if he intended it, it didn't land
prozacnation1978
7/9/12 8:22:28PM
He won't win
Legal knee to the chest
Everyone grabs shorts or fence at least once a fight
What a sore loser
GSPCanada
7/9/12 9:38:54PM
the knee was legal. there should be no controversy
silva grabbed the shorts. let go.and sonnen had another chance to shoot and was unsuccessful. if he is to win he has to prove that the short grab was the reason he couldn't take anderson down.
the greasing. he took him down in the first and couldn't in the second.

i actually think chael fought a good fight. proved he can take anderson down he just made a mistake. but he should shut up. fight belfort if he wins, he is only 1 fight away from a rematch in my opinion
jae_1833
7/9/12 10:59:43PM
Oh for Christ's Sake!!!!!
Boo_Radley21
7/10/12 9:12:16AM
When has appealing a loss ever done anything? Especially in a title fight where you got finished. I can get if the knee was clearly to the face but the replay showed it clearly wasn't.
ghandikush
7/10/12 11:21:22AM

Posted by Boo_Radley21

When has appealing a loss ever done anything? Especially in a title fight where you got finished. I can get if the knee was clearly to the face but the replay showed it clearly wasn't.



And even if it was it wasnt the finishing blow. Matt Serra put GSP out because of an unintentional rabbit punch to rock him, come the fuck on people.