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Wednesday, 03/21/2012, 09:18 am

Silva vs. Sonnen II Still Not Signed, But UFC Countdown Crew Scheduled To Film Sonnen Anyways

“I’m telling people I have the fight. I believe it will happen. I believe it will happen in June. I don’t know the venue, I don’t know the exact date, and I haven’t been contacted. I don’t have a contract; I guess that’s my real message. However, the Countdown show, you know when the UFC comes and out and they film you, they’re scheduled to come out to West Linn, Ore., in two days to film the show,” Sonnen revealed. So I go now wait a minute, I don’t have this fight yet, you guys know something I don’t? They said we booked plane tickets, we’re coming out. So read between the lines. I took that as really good news.”

While playing guest analyst on last night’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV, UFC middleweight fighter Chael Sonnen gave an update on the status of his pending matchup against Anderson Silva.

So what’s the hold up with the contracts?

It could be only one of two things. The first of which is that Anderson Silva is employing mind games and keeping the Oregon native guessing and in the dark about their rematch.

The second and most likely reason is that the UFC has yet to firm up a host city and venue for the event. If you recall, the UFC was hoping to book a stadium show in Brazil with this fight as the headliner, but according to multiple reports they are having difficulty securing a stadium. So, without a venue locked, there can be no definite date for the event, and with no definite date, there can be no contracted agreement.

The fact that the UFC production crew is set to come out and film Sonnen for their countdown show this week is a good sign that this fight is a go.


Read More: Chael Sonnen (News),Anderson Silva (News), UFC


32 Responses to “Silva vs. Sonnen II Still Not Signed, But UFC Countdown Crew Scheduled To Film Sonnen Anyways”

  1. Cody says:

    Anderson’s prob milking this to get paid as much as possible he’s gonna have a good summer make a mil plus and beat the shit outta of a idiot sounds like a nice little Saturday

    • Sean says:

      bed bath and beyond after?

    • Yeas says:

      I’m sure thats a factor but I think the UFC is going so heavy with the promotions to shame Silva into signing for the fight.

      • GJJFan says:

        LMFAO “Shame Silva into a fight”?!?!?!?! Are you serious, man??? Did you not reead the part where they say that the UFC is having problems SECURING A LOCATION?!?!?! Seriously, how much pull do you think the champs have to make the UFC do THEIR bidding??? If they’d made a contract and were waiting on AS to sign, *I* would say that AS is not keen on fighting. But when even SONNEN doesn’t know what the hell is going on, then I *think* it might have something to do with the UFC Brass trying to secure a location, revenue for the company, TV rights, etc. It is so glaringly obvious that MOST folks have NO idea about the BUSINESS side of fighting! Geez. It’s not street fighting where you agree to meet in the parking lot and just happen to get paind a few hundred grand by the people watching you fight! LOL SAME way with boxing, wrestling, golf, NFL, etc. IF there is NO contracts for the ORGANIZATION FIRST, then there is NO contract for the fighters, players, etc.

        • jonesy says:

          there is an artical here saying they already have the soccer stadium selected man….im starting to think andersons rib got injured in the fight and not 2 weeks befor the fight…and anderson is afraid..i really hope not

        • Anthony says:

          his ribs and his muscles around his ribs were badly bruised before the fight and they cracked in probly the first round. Anderson afraid lol, wow wtf is he scared of and why would he be.

  2. zack says:

    one step closer to getting that ass whopped chael

  3. david says:

    how the fuck can they not have the bout agreement signed yet seriously, anderson better not be acting likea fagget

  4. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    I guess it’s true that the hold up is the location. Otherwise they would have had a date and signed bout agreements.

    I doubt Anderson could play this kind of mind game.

  5. Dan Donofrio says:

    It’s all about the stadium, location, and a few regulations. This is old news, like 2-3 weeks ago. Dana and the boys are working on it, and this could be the first 3 million ppv. Don’t think that Zuffa/UFC will want to pass up on that much cha-ching! Have faith in Dana/Zuffa/UFC as money makes the ship go…I see Chael shocking the hell out of most everyone and taking Silva out in round two…We’ll see…Good luck on the book, Chael…Peace out to all, and to all a good fight!

    • EdSoares says:

      You are fucking insane if you think 3 million people will buy this ppv.

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      Idk if they have ever made it to 1 million PPV buys…

      • GJJFan says:

        Uh, yeah, they’ve done OVER 1 million PPV Buys a few times!

        UFC 100: Lesnar vs. Mir 2 July 7, 2009, 1,600,000 buys

        and in 2010 alone:

        UFC 116: Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin, July 3, 1,100,000 buys

        UFC 114: Quinton Jackson vs. Rashad Evans, May 29, 1,050,000 buys

        UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez, Oct. 23, 1,000,000 buys

        UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar 11/15/2008, 1,010,000 buys

        UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 12/27/2008, 1,000,000 buys

        So, yeah, the UFC has done a million or more buys a few times. Considering as much hype as Chael is putting into this, and how much coverage it is getting, I’d say that doing damn near 2 million PPV Buys, OR more, is NOT entirely out of the question!
        And at around, what? $55 a pop for the STANDARD viewing and around $65 for the HD viewing, there is a LOT of money to be made! So the UFC is working on getting the biggest market, venue, etc., that they can for this fight, because they want to MOST MONEY!

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          Thanks for the info, I still don’t think they go above Brock Lesnar numbers. But we’ll see.

        • GJJFan says:

          No worries! And yes, it will be interesting to see the results AND the numbers for sure! :-)

    • PSHHHHHHH says:

      Who pays for shit anymore

  6. Mr.Rusk says:

    I hope either A chael taps silva out or B silva wrestle fucks chael to a UD

  7. djdj says:

    Cheal would be good in the WWE but seriously though it doesnt matter Anderson is gonna kick his ass sho-nuff this time so its like take it now outcome is gonna stay the same if i was him i would try lookin for sponsership or a new job sign several contracts because after this embarrassing but kickin Chael will recieve he will have more than the canvass to fall on

  8. brian says:

    i don’t like the spider r sonnen but one thing is for sure sonnen is the only man ive seen keep the spider on his back for 96% of the fight and really man handle him . really look forward to c them fight again …lets be honest silva didn’t whoop his ass yes he did win but wasn’t anything close to being an ass whooping …..there is one other person i would like 2 c him fight again Hendo .

  9. GJJFan says:

    Not to mention what the Live Gate buys would be like in a giant, stadium-type setting! Seriously, if they could fight 80,000 or MORE people into an venue for the fight?!?! THat could translate into millions and MILLIONS of dollars alone in just the gates! PLUS the PPV Buys?!?!? Could be the biggest UFC event EVER!

  10. Silvas scared says:

    Outdoor fight, in Brazil, in June? Damn.

  11. charlie says:

    pussy sonnen better f-ing sign the contract.
    he talked so much, he better not try to get out of this beating.

  12. tristanpt27 says:

    You guys can say what you want about him, but you gotta admit….Chael Sonnen is one of if not the most entertaining talkers and fighters in mma. I can watch this guys interviews/rants allll day. Kos is a punk, Brock’s gone, and Tito’s retiring. This guys is all we got as far as hyping up big fights. And, unlike some of the previously mentioned guys, he can actually back up what he says. I don’t know if he’ll win, but it’ll sure be interesting.

  13. JPeech says:

    oh you know silva signed it and sonnen didnt??? lol idiot

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