Archive: Wanderlei Silva

Nov 27, 2013 7:35 am

VIDEO | Before They Fought, Wand & Franklin Met In An Elevator

In June of last year former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin squared off with Wanderlei Silva in the UFC 147 main event. Prior to their bout, they bumped in to each other in a Brazilian elevator and while the confrontation was friendly, it was evident by their body language that neither guy knew what to...

Nov 23, 2013 11:32 am

Rich Franklin says his next fight will be his last

It’s been a little over a year since former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin (29-7 MMA, 14-6 UFC) last saw action inside the octagon. Franklin’s last fight served as the headlining bout of the UFC’s debut in China and saw him pitted against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le. Unfortunately for “Ace,” Le was...

Nov 13, 2013 7:58 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White: Many Brazilian TUF Hopefuls Want Sonnen As Coach

One would think that at this point Chael Sonnen is the sworn enemy of all Brazilian citizens. From bashing their fighters to insulting their education and technology, Sonnen has been digging his own Brazilian grave for years. Now slated to coach TUF Brazil opposite Wanderlei Silva, he apparently has more support than anyone could have...

Nov 8, 2013 11:06 am

Real Gangster Sonnen Isn’t Worried About Lynching In Brazil

As Chael Sonnen prepares to embark on his journey across the southern border to coach the latest installment of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, some have worried about his safety among the local population. Sonnen has long been an outspoken antagonist towards Brazil and its fighters and now he will have to navigate the streets of...

Nov 5, 2013 8:40 am

Michael Bisping wants MMA judges to be held accountable

  How many times do you think Dana White has said the words, “Don’t leave it in the hands of the judges.” The answer is, a lot. During the Ultimate Fighter, during press conferences, in interviews, so on and so on. The phrase has now become essentially an MMA mantra. The sport has seen its...

Nov 4, 2013 10:06 am

Wanderlei Silva: I’ll make Chael Sonnen pay in the Octagon

By Evan Stoumbelis The feud between Chael Sonnen and former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva continues. Sonnen and Silva have exchanged words over Twitter and through various media sources over the last several months, with their most recent confrontation taking place when Silva confronted Sonnen at a Mr. Olympia event in September. (see video here)...

Oct 24, 2013 5:38 pm

Chael Sonnen Wants Anderson Silva As Assistant Coach For Upcoming TUF Brazil Season

Chael P. Sonnen, Mr. ‘Oregon Gangster’ himself, is apparently ready to let bygones be bygones. The three-time, two-division UFC title challenger, who is now preparing for a coaching stint in Brazil opposite Wanderlei Silva, is hoping to recruit his former foe and arch nemesis, Anderson Silva to assist with his TUF Brazil coaching duties. Wil...

Oct 24, 2013 5:14 pm

Wanderlie Silva Wants USA vs. Brazil In TUF Coaching Gig Against Sonnen

With the recent news that Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will serve as coaching opposites on TUF Brazil, Silva has now come out after a few days of reflection with a new idea. He wants a Brazil vs. USA season. This wouldn’t be the first time there was a TUF season pitting country versus country...

Oct 21, 2013 9:09 pm

Wanderlei Silva to Coach Opposite Chael Sonnen on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3

A long brewing rivalry between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva has been in the public eye for quite some time now. There have been messages on video blogs, rants on UFC Tonight, and even a scuffle at Mr. Olympia which received widespread criticism for Silva for bringing a camera crew along to the ‘spontaneous’ confrontation....

Oct 14, 2013 11:36 am

QUICK TWITT | Sonnen Gets Poetic Over Wanderlei Silva Shirt

The rivalry between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva is well documented at this point. The two fighters really just do not like each other and following their feud can be very entertaining. After Wanderlei had a custom T-Shirt made to blast Sonnen, the Oregon Gangster started rhyming about the man who he will likely one...

Oct 7, 2013 10:40 am

Chael Sonnen Calls Wanderlei Silva a ‘Distraction’ Leading Up to Evans Fight

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva have been going back-and-forth for some time now as both men dance around a potential fight that has yet to come to fruition. Although their feud almost came to blows recently, the two still sit on opposite sides of the fence with Silva reportedly being out of action due to...

Oct 3, 2013 12:28 pm

Chael Sonnen responds to Wanderlei Silva ‘confrontation’

“I’m all for Wanderlei having a little fun.” “But Wanderlei, three things. First off, if you’re going to do a publicity stunt, do not bring your own camera. It looks staged, which it was. It insults your audience. Assume that they’re going to connect the dots. Show up somewhere where a camera is, and then...

Sep 24, 2013 12:17 pm

Wanderlei Silva Wants Sonnen In Brazil Or Oregon

“I talked to the boss and said that I can fight Sonnen in Brazil or in Oregon. I want to beat him in front of all his friends. I want them to watch how bad I will destroy him. I’d be down to fight in his backyard. You can call all his friends. I want...

Aug 29, 2013 8:21 am

Dana White: Chael Sonnen vs. Phil Davis ‘could happen’ at UFC 167

MMA fans who were hoping to see Chael Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) settle their beef at UFC 167 in November are likely to be disappointed, as UFC president Dana White has indicated that “The Axe Murderer” is still recovering from a serious injury and won’t be ready...

Aug 22, 2013 3:44 pm

Wanderlei Silva Won’t Fight Sonnen Without PPV Points, Dana White Not Happy

We recently discovered that UFC President Dana White had plans for Sonnen vs. Silva to go down at UFC 167. Wanderlei Silva is apparently down for the scrap, but only if he receives additional compensation in the form of pay-per-view buy points. “[Silva] said he won’t fight him unless he gets PPV [points]” White told...

Aug 22, 2013 6:35 am

Dana White: If Wanderlei’s healthy, Sonnen vs. Silva will be UFC 167′s co-main event

As an in-studio guest on Wednesday’s “FOX Sports Live,” UFC president Dana White was asked to comment on a potential fight between Chael Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC). As you probably recall, “The American Gangster” called out the former PRIDE middleweight champion after earning a first-round submission win...

Aug 20, 2013 1:40 pm

Chael Sonnen: ‘I would never manufacture conflict’

Chael Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) made headlines this past weekend by submitting former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in the first-round of their main event fight in Boston. After earning the submission victory over Rua, Sonnen decided to ‘call out’ longtime PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC MMA, 5-7 UFC)....

Aug 2, 2013 7:29 am

Tim Kennedy eyes fight with Wand, not PED using Vitor Belfort

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) recently turned down a middleweight bout against Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC), stating that the only fight he’s interested in at 185-pounds would be for the UFC middleweight title. Undeterred, Kennedy says he wasn’t too thrilled at the prospect of facing...

Jul 24, 2013 7:27 am

Wanderlei SIlva Wants Contender Bout; Eyes Title Shot in Future

‘The Axe Murderer’ Wanderlei Silva only fought once this year, back in March, but displayed more in that one fight than most MMA veterans do in an entire year. Silva showed that brutality was still the name of the game all the while, having his chin and heart tested and maintaing his power and aggression...