Dana White: Wanderlei Silva Won't Fight Chael Sonnen, Wants PPV Points
All of Chael Sonnen's tough talk that Wanderlei Silva has been ducking him for years could arguably have some merit, based on the latest update on the potential grudge match by UFC President Dana White.
White told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani that negotiations for this heavily anticipated matchup have come to a standstill since "The Axe Murderer" wants PPV points in order to fight Sonnen.
"[Silva] said he won't fight him unless he gets PPV [points] so I guess he's gonna retire," White said to Helwani through a text message. When asked what he plans on doing with Sonnen next, White wrote, "we will figure it out."
Josh Koscheck Faces Tyron Woodley at UFC 167
On Thursday afternoon, a welterweight scrap between veteran Josh Koscheck (pictured) and Tyron Woodley was added to the UFC 167 lineup.
The event takes place November 16 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Koscheck could be fighting for his UFC life. The 35-year-old has lost two straight fights. Kos was most recently TKO’d by Robbie Lawler in February.
Woodley, meanwhile, has alternated between wins and losses over his past four bouts. He dropped a split decision to Jake Shields in his big league debut at UFC 161.
Tom Lawlor tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus against Michael Kuiper in April
Following his April 6 win over Michael Kuiper, Tom Lawlor said Kuiper hurt his knee in the early minutes of the fight.
Did he ever.
Lawlor told MMAFighting.com on Thursday that when Kuiper landed a judo throw in the first two minutes of their fight in Stockholm, Sweden, he tore the ACL, MCL and meniscus in his right knee.
Amazingly, Lawlor overcame the injury to submit Kuiper via guillotine choke in the second round.