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Anderson Silva-Chael Sonnen Rematch Date Could Be Changed

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In March, the UFC officially announced the date and location of the Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen rematch, but now the timing of the fight appears to be up in the air.

At a press conference following Saturday's UFC on FUEL event, UFC president Dana White confirmed that the date is no sure thing. In trying to finalize the show -- originally scheduled for June 23 -- the UFC has come up against some resistance because Rio happens to be hosting a United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development during the same week.

"The problem is, they don't like the idea of us coming the same time this United Nations convention is going on," he said. "The other problem is hotel rooms. Most of the hotel rooms are being taken up. And we don't think, we know that the Anderson Silva-Chael Sonnen fight is one of the biggest sporting events this year, in the world."


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Post #1   4/14/12 7:36:51PM   

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Andy needs more time to train, rumor has it, he's been breaking the scale as of late.

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Post #2   4/14/12 8:17:20PM   

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I heard Chael needed the extra time to get that perfect 6:1 ratio hes numbers are far to elevated currently.

Post #3   4/14/12 8:48:08PM   

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Just fight already, dammit

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Post #4   4/15/12 12:43:16AM   

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Just fight next year. That will give them enough time

Post #5   4/15/12 1:42:47AM   

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Dana said it'll probably be changed to week before or after so it's really not too big a deal

Post #6   4/15/12 3:17:49AM   

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Posted by postman

I heard Chael needed the extra time to get that perfect 6:1 ratio hes numbers are far to elevated currently.

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Love it.

Post #7   4/16/12 2:58:21AM