Found January 30, 2013 on
As the old adage goes, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” If seemingly top contender Chris Weidman is granted a title shot against UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva, Weidman would not hesitate to recruit Chael Sonnen (Pictured) to help him prepare for the baddest 185-pounder in bare feet. “I definitely would,” Weidman said on UFC Tonight of bringing in Sonnen. “If he was willing to train, which I’m sure he would, that would be good. He did take it to Anderson for a full fight and got caught at the end, so he’s been in the ring with him, he knows how Silva works. “I’m sure I’d get a lot of information from him and get a good idea of where I’m at.” Through 16 unblemished UFC fights, 11 being of the championship variety, Sonnen is the only man who has made Silva seem human. He dominated “The Spider” for nearly five full rounds at UFC 117, but was caught in a Hail Mary submission with only 110 ticks remaining on the clock. Sonnen didn’t enjoy nearly as much success in July’s highly anticipated rematch, but Weidman still believes Sonnen may have discovered the blueprint to dethroning the UFC’s most decorated athlete. Just leave the spinning back-fist tips at home… Weidman has already torn a page out of the Chael P. trash-talking handbook. He has continued to accuse Team Silva of ducking him because “The All-American” knows he’s a bad matchup for Silva. “They don’t mention my name, ever. They don’t want to fight me. They’re running,” Weidman claimed. “In a perfect world, I’d be back July 4th weekend against Anderson Silva. Then I’ll grant him an immediate rematch at Madison Square Garden in New York.” Weidman is recovering from a November shoulder surgery that will have him sidelined until March. He owns a perfect 9-0 professional résumé.

Dan Le Batard conducts another surreal interview with Chael Sonnen

ESPN's Dan Le Batard and UFC fighter/pro wrestling villain Chael Sonnen have quite the colorful history of interviews.  Sonnen made another appearance on Dan Le Batard Is Highly Questionable Thursday to promote the newest season of The Ultimate Fighter where he stars with Jon Jones as coaches.  The two go back and forth and round and round with Sonnen's masterful trolling...

The Ultimate Fighter 17 Episode 2 Results

The Ultimate Fighter 17 returned Tuesday night on FX with the second episode of the season – “Ambush.” In the first preliminary bout, Luke Barnatt, from Cambridge, England, dominated Colorado Spring’s Gilbert Smith when they squared off in the Octagon.   Using his significant height and reach advantage, Barnatt, 5-0 in mixed martial arts, dictated much of [...]

Victorious Rashad Evans Could Get Anderson Silva Next

Remember last weekend when UFC president Dana White said he had something planned for middleweight king Anderson Silva that did not involve top contender Chris Weidman?  “We’re waiting on something and want to see if this thing pans out,” White stated. “When we’re ready to announce it, we’ll announce it. [Silva] will defend his title, but it won’t be a super fight...

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UFC officials announced today that UFC newcomer Yancy Medeiros will take on Russian fighter Rustam Khabilov at UFC 159. UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The event will be headlined by a light heavyweight title bout between current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and MMA promotion machine Chael Sonnen. Medeiros [...]

Dana White: Chris Weidman Just Might Be Anderson Silva’s Next UFC Title Fight

Just two days after UFC president Dana White claimed they were working on something for Anderson Silva that didn’t involve Chris Weidman (Pictured), it appears “The All-American” just might be the middleweight king’s next potential victim – much to the dismay of Team Silva. “That fight’s closer and more possible than people think,” White told UFC Tonight of Silva...

‘UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen’ Fight Card Updated

The UFC 159 fight announcements came at a fast and furious pace this week. With the addition of today’s lightweight battle between Joe Proctor and Al Iaquinta, seven scraps have now been confirmed for the April 27th lineup. A light heavyweight title tilt between champion Jon Jones (Pictured) and Chael Sonnen headlines the pay-per-view broadcast. Middleweights Michael Bisping and...

Dan Henderson feels Chael Sonnen does not deserve Jon Jones fight; would fight him if need be

Let’s say you and your good friend are unstoppable forces on the local wrestling team. You guys go in there, tear it up, leaving bloodied, battered, and terrified opponent’s in your path. All the while, everyone looks at you like “oh snap! These dudes are a sick team! A sick team on a quest!” Hearing [...]

Video: Dana White Rants About Contract Negotiations, Viacom And The Culinary Union

UFC President Dana White joined Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen on ‘UFC Tonight’ to discuss several interesting issues. The topics of discussion include the Culinary Union, the Eddie Alvarez deal, adding a potential 115lbs division and whether or not Sonnen looks fat in his new shirt.  Watch the clip below:
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