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The UFC sure did Chael Sonnen a solid by not matching him up against Vitor Belfort (pictured) – so says Vitor Belfort. Seconds after it was announced on “UFC Tonight,” where Sonnen was sitting in his customary co-host seat, that Belfort had agreed to rematch Dan Henderson in November, “The Phenom” took to Twitter to accuse Sonnen of being “afraid” to fight him. “@sonnench u are very good actor. But u couldn’t hide that u are very relief that u don’t have to fight me. I know from a very close friend of yours that since I K.O YOUR coach Matt lindand your a very afraid to fight me. Don’t be afraid to admit, and let my friend @kennyflorian talk. Only u talk,” Belfort wrote. Belfort viciously put Lindland to sleep at “Affliction: Day of Reckoning” in January 2009. Don’t be scared, homie. Belfort requested a tango with Sonnen shortly after Uncle Chael submitted former light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on Saturday. While UFC president Dana White heard his plea – to which White responded, “Vitor … my God.” – the promotion decided to move in a different direction. Interestingly, Sonnen had previously accepted Belfort’s challenge prior to his scrap with Shogun. Perhaps the UFC is eyeing a New Year’s Eve weekend bash between Sonnen and Lyoto Machida at UFC 168. At least, that’s what the rumor mill is suggesting.

FOX’s Floor Cam Highlights From ‘UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen’

How awesome were Saturday night’s fights on Fox Sports 1? How much awesomer (I know it’s not a word) were they when the new network surprised fight fans with their floor camera? For the first time in MMA history, a canvas-level cam filmed the athletes when the action hit the mat. The new angle pleasantly caught everyone off guard. Following the “UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs....

‘UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen’ Provides Upsetting Results

No, we’re not talking about the television ratings for “UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen,” because the reported 1.78 million viewers who tuned in Saturday night is considered a “smash hit” for the UFC and Fox Sports 1 in most circles. We’re referring to the upsetting results that took place in half of the card’s 12 scraps. Six underdogs served up upset specials this...

Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson Agree to Rematch, Likely in November in Brazil

Looks like Chael Sonnen will have to wait for another day. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was announced Vitor Belfort (pictured) and Dan Henderson have agreed to a rematch. The UFC would like to have the tango go down in November in Brazil. The weight class the veterans will meet is still being determined. This marks Belfort’s third straight fight in his homeland...

Boston Bans Minors From MMA Events

The UFC had its fair share of troubles with the city of Boston leading up to UFC Fight Night 26 held last Saturday.  The Boston City Council waited until the last week before the fight to license Chael Sonnen and the City Council president said the UFC “teaches kids how to rape”.  Now, the City Council has banned minors under the age of 16 from all MMA events in the city...

Moves to Make: UFC Fight Night

Chael Sonnen's Future Some speculated he was in over his head fighting former world champions in a new weight class, but Sonnen didn't get the memo. In the finest performance of his career, Sonnen bulldozed former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, taking him down and battering him with punches before ultimately forcing him to submit via first...

Shogun Rua is still chasing after the title, no matter what.

Shogun’s first first round submission loss to Chael Sonnen of all people was shocking for most. Rarely has Chael dominated someone like he dominated Shogun, and for Chael to sub him… Well. I personally think it’s pretty weird whenever a fighter decides to put out a press release after a loss. You never see them after a win, but after a loss, they are even more pathetic and...

UFC News: Vitor Belfort and Rory MacDonald's Next Fights!

There are two Rumors floating around about Vitor Belfort's next match, but only one is true. Fight confirmations for Rory MacDonald and Rousimar Palhares. Details in The MMA Minute!

Belfort Versus Henderson Targeted for UFC Fight Night 31

On Tuesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight” news broke that a rematch between veterans Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson has been agreed upon by both sides. Details have not been confirmed, but it is believed that the fight is targeted for UFC Fight Night 31, November 9th in Brazil. What is still unclear is what weight [...]

Dana White: Wanderlei Silva Won’t Accept Fight With Chael Sonnen

  It had looked like a bout between Chael Sonnen (29-13-1) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 (1nc)) was finally happening, with UFC President Dana White recently saying he would definitely try to make the bout happen, following a plea from Chael to book the fight for the co-main event of UFC 167. However, it would seem […]

Fight Night 26 Fallout: What's next for Boston's bonus men?

Dana White was feeling a little gracious this past Saturday night in Boston. And why not? The UFC's FOX Sports 1 debut was a smashing success with enough memorable moments and ultraviolent finishes to make it an early favorite for card of the year honors. There were so many great finishes that White would hand out and extra two checks meaning that a total of five men (Michael...

Weekend in Violence 3 Stars: Browne, Sonnen and McDonald usher in the FOX Sports 1 era

This past weekend in Boston for the first of many UFC cards on America's new sports network, FOX Sports 1, the violence meter here at hov-mma went berserk. Ovince St. Preux was more than happy to 'Volunteer' when called upon to dish out the ultraviolence on this historic night. Young Steven Scott Siler put away a former Zuffa champion in under a minute in between incredible...

UFC Fight Night's $300,000 men

After a mind-blowing UFC Fight Night card capped by a vicious guillotine submission finish by light heavyweight Chael Sonnen on FOX Sports 1, UFC president Dana White held court at the post-fight press conference inside Boston's TD Garden to divvy out $50K bonuses for jobs well done. UFC Fight Night's results were packed with so many exciting moments, White announced that...

Dan Henderson vs. Vitor Belfort 2 is in the works for UFC Fight Night 32 in Brazil.

It’s the battle of TRT! That’s right, after denying Machida, Tim Kennedy and Gegard Mousasi a fight in Brazil or the United States, Vitor Belfort has finally overcome his wishy washy matchmaking holdout and the sequel of what was not a great Pride match is in the works. Hendo vs. Belfort 2, is close to getting finished over seven years after the first meeting, which took place...

Vitor Belfort vs Dan Henderson Likely For UFC Fight Night 32 In Brazil

  It would appear that we finally know who Vitor Belfort’s (23-10) next opponent will be with Ariel Helwani confirming that the UFC are now planning to match Vitor up with Dan Henderson (29-10, pictured), in a rematch of their 2006 Pride bout.   Dana White confirmed to me that they plan is to do […]

Video: Dana White Talks Sonnen vs. Wand, A-Rod and More on FOX Sports Live

  UFC President Dana White was one of the first guests on the brand new show FOX Sports Live where he discussed several topics including the potential Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva co-main event, his opinion on baseball star Alex Rodriguez and the Red Sox.  Check out the clip below:
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