Archive: Wanderlei Silva

Feb 4, 2014 6:30 am

Sonnen Says Wanderlei ‘Got Fat’, Wants Out Of Fight

“Wand is fat. He hasn’t taken his shirt off since we have been here. He thought our fight would be in July, but it got announced for May. He’s stressed and trying to get out of it.” In a recent interview with Fighters Only, Chael P. Sonnen, gave an update on the state of his...

Feb 3, 2014 7:58 am

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Is Official, Will Be The Co-Main Event at UFC 173

The heated battle between UFC fighters Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva finally has an official date. UFC president Dana White confirmed that the fight between the current coaches of Brazil’s 3rd “The Ultimate Fighter” season will meet in the octagon on May 25, at UFC 173. White announced the fight during UFC 169’s post-fight show...

Jan 31, 2014 6:41 am

Chael vs. Wanderlei Likely To Join Weidman vs. Belfort Event; TUF Brawl Not To Go Unpunished

The date in which Chris Weidman will have his inaugural middleweight title defense (immediate rematches notwithstanding) against Vitor Belfort has yet to be finalized, but the smart money is on the month of May. Weidman previously told UFC President Dana White that he would prefer to have the fight take place prior to the summer months, so that he might have...

Jan 27, 2014 7:32 pm

VIDEO | Sonnen Discusses Challenges Working With Silva On TUF Set

Chael Sonnen has landed in San Paulo, Brazil, to begin taping of the eagerly-awaited third season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.” To no-one’s surprise, the American Gangster already has some choice words for rival coach Wanderlei Silva. This is the first in a series of exclusive original reports, “Six Weeks with Sonnen,” in the build...


Jan 27, 2014 7:28 pm

TUF Brazil 3: Sonnen vs. Silva To Be Screened Exclusively On UFC Fight Pass

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed that the eagerly awaited The Ultimate Fighter Brasil: Team Wanderlei vs Team Sonnen season will be available exclusively on the organization’s new digital subscription service UFC Fight Pass. The first episode of TUF Brasil will be available, on demand, on UFC Fight Pass from 7pm PT/10pm ET on Sunday,...

Jan 27, 2014 3:49 pm

Sonnen, Silva Fist Fight on TUF Brazil Set, Coach Jumps In And Sucker Punches Chael

“Wanderlei and Chael fought. Just today. They literally fought. While they were fighting one of Wanderlei’s guys sucker punched Chael. They went crazy, crazy shit happened there. We’re dealing with that right now too. … They literally fought today, it went on for awhile. It’s one of those things, it’s on a reality show, it’s...

Jan 23, 2014 6:29 am

Chael Sonnen: “Everything about Wand is real”

Deep in the heart of Brazil, Chael Sonnen, and his coaching staff are engaged in a heated season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. According to reports, they’re even a bit fearful down there in enemy territory. ‘The Oregon Gangster’ had UFC Tonight Analyst, Ariel Helwani, pass on the following message to the fans during last night’s...

Jan 22, 2014 6:20 am

PHOTO | Wanderlei Silva & Chael Sonnen Square Off On TUF Brazil Set

Fight fans have a lot to be excited about in 2014. One of those items is this grudge match middleweight bout between TUF Brazil coaches and longtime rivals, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. The two coaches squared off for cameras recently while on the set of their reality series. (See Above) Early prediction  

Jan 18, 2014 11:10 am

TUF 3 Brazil Filming So Intense Team Sonnen Fears For Safety

“From what I have heard, the first day of filming was absolute insanity. Basically, it’s so crazy down there that the guys that are coaching on Chael’s team are scared to be there. That’s how insane it is inside that gym.” Following Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 35 event, the UFC boss (Dana White) told the...

Jan 11, 2014 10:28 am

Congressman Silva? Wandy Says Yes To Political Seat In Brazil

Wanderlei Silva, once one of the most feared fighters in all of MMA, has now set his sights on something that just might be more scary than facing Silva in his prime. Being a politician. Silva is already set to compete against Chael Sonnen on the upcoming third season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, but...

Jan 8, 2014 12:08 pm

TUF Brazil 3 To Feature Middle And Heavyweights

  Chael Sonnen’s bags are packed and should arrive in Brazil on Thursday as the third version of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil begins filming Jan. 12 in Sao Paulo. MMAFighting.com confirmed that the cast will include middleweight and heavyweight contestants. The official tryouts also included light heavyweights. TUF: Brazil 3 airs from March to May in...

Jan 7, 2014 9:09 am

Anderson Silva’s Managers Name “GSP” As A Possible Opponent Upon Return

In 2007, we were treated to one of the greatest matches in UFC history –  a clear “Fight of the Year” winner, between Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva. It was the superfight that all fight fans were screaming to see.   When the fight finally happened, both men were in unfamiliar territory...

Jan 3, 2014 7:26 am

Cung Le Plans 2014 Return To The Octagon – Wants Bisping, Wanderlei

     The last time we saw Cung Le in the Octagon, he was delivering one of the most brutal knockouts of 2012 to the head of his unwilling victim, Rich Franklin. And although the 41-year-old has had a lengthy stretch of inactivity since that violent matchup, Le has no plans of calling it quits just yet.   “I plan to...

Dec 18, 2013 7:14 am

Anderson Silva Declines Chael Sonnen’s Offer To Help Him Coach On TUF

Chael Sonnen, always an instigator, made headlines recently when he requested his rival Anderson Silva to be an assistant coach for his team on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter: Brazil season. Anderson Silva, apparently, wasn’t opposed to the idea, but said it unfortunately could not happen. “It is true – I did get invited,” Silva told...

Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am

Chael Sonnen Officially Requests Anderson Silva To Be Assistant Coach For TUF Brazil

Ah, Chael Sonnen. Always stirring the pot. After making claims he would ask former long-time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to help him coach the competitors on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter Brazil season, it now seems as though he has made it official. Sonnen told MMAFighting.com “I have officially invited Anderson to coach TUF: Brazil...

Dec 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Chael Sonnen, TRT, And The Gray Areas Of Professional Sports

Testosterone-replacement therapy. When you read those three words, you can’t help but feel polarized. To put it simply: either you agree with it, or you don’t. But there are shades of gray on both sides of the fence. Even the most stern of TRT critics would probably turn a softer side, when speaking of Dan...

Dec 4, 2013 9:59 am

QUICK TWITT | Chris Weidman Draws Motivation From Anderson Silva Poster

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, draws inspiration for his pending date with Anderson Silva by hanging a poster of his opponent as a reminder to stay focused. Check it out: One of the posters hanging around the house during this camp. #refusetolose http://t.co/iTqRi9ItPM — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) December 3, 2013

Dec 3, 2013 7:58 am

Wanderlei Silva Promises A Safe Brazil For Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen has never been Brazil’s favorite fighter. With Sonnen’s constant berating of Brazilian MMA Legends Anderson Silva, the Nogueira brothers, and Wanderlei Silva, saying he is disliked by Brazilian fans is an understatement. Since it was announced that Sonnen would be coaching on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, many thought he...

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 19, 2013 7:17 am

Chael Sonnen To Coach Brazilians on TUF Brazil 3

The heated rivalry between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva heats up even more, as it has been confirmed that Sonnen will coach Brazilian fighters in the upcoming Ultimate Figher Brazil season. Many people thought it would be a Brazil vs. United States season, but it seems that Sonnen will be training fighters from the country...

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)...