Is 5th Time the Charm for Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva II?

January 29, 2012
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With a win on Saturday night, Chael Sonnen is once again the man to challenge Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title but will the fight actually happen?

Sonnen seems convinced that after Silva turned the fight down 4 times previously, that they won’t be fighting later this year.

Check out what else Sonnen had to say including his comments about Michael Bisping:

  • Rick79916

    Honestly, Chael should have lost that fight- but you can’t hate on him for owning the game!

    • AdamBianski

      Im just glad I got to watch the CHAEL SONNEN show. Joe and Mike were both so lucky to be in the ring with him last night.

  • Sonnen looked off tonight. Whatever the case, he better get it together before he steps in there with Anderson.

  • Rick79916

    There’s no way in hell Chael won all 3 rounds as two judges scored it. Just another unfair decision based on the marketability of the next fight! Bisping should’ve expected it.

    • macgrubber

      Kinda like bisping vs hamill

      • MrAdidas

        Game – Set & Match! Not sure how Bisping won any round? It was a close fight, but IF anything Chael @ least won 29-28, I was not surprised there were 30-27. As I’ve said before, Bisping is NO joke, only 4 losses, 3 of them were to former Champs & 1 was to Sonnen. Bisping is very underated, due to the fact that he’s so hated. Therefore people tend to dismiss his skill set. Listen I “HATE” Bisping just as much as the next guy, BUT, I give credit where it is due & Michael Bisping deserves credit for being a top 5 MW in the UFC (his record & the numbers do not lie). If you do not agree, then you are an idiot & very uneducated….. about MMA.

      • MrAdidas

        I was not directing my comment directly at you. “if YOU do not agree, then you are an idiot….”. YOU = person reading.

        Making sure you do not think I was singling you out.

  • Prodigy815

    Look like that against a healthy Silva end up worse than Okami.

  • MikeMc1983

    Great line Chael gave there. “they can send anyone they want to, but they shouldn’t send anyone they want back.”
    Sometimes he has some gems.

    • AdamBianski

      He had alot last night he was like a saturday night live charecter.

      • bbtakayama

        It’s too bad his fighting isn’t as impressive as his blabbing.

        • AdamBianski

          Didn’t he beat a top ten fighter last night.

          • bbtakayama

            Yes, not in a very impressive manner. 27-11-1, 8 losses by submission, 16 decision wins. Not as impressive as his babbling.

  • b-soc

    Without the roids and without Anderson’s cracked rib, based on last night, Anderson is going to destroy Chael.

  • me vs you

    don’t do it dana, please don’t do it. don’t make mma like boxing…fixed bs.. chael so obviously lost that fight that you would have to be blind to have given it to him…and unanimously?
    the only reason that he won is because there’s big money in a rematch with sonnen and silva and unfortunately the ufc has already become about profit over a fair and deserved match up.

    • MrAdidas

      WTF are you talking about idiot?!? Sonnen beat Bisping, it was very close but how in the **** do you give Bisping a single round, let alone two? I know b\c you scared that Silva has to fight Sonnen – get over it. If Sonnen was lucky the 1st time around, then you have nothing to be worried about right?!?

      Sonnen had Bisping’s back, had him mounted, took him down a half dozen times (at least) & landed some strikes. What did Bisping do, besides defend very well? When you defend, even as great as Bisping did, he’s still not attacking nor was he controlling the fight. Bisping did what Silva could not, get up after being taken down without taking a severe GnP, but I dont give Bisping the “win” for defending great, I give the win to the guy who was pressing the action & who was in control\better positions in the fight, therefore Sonnen wins. It was the closest 30-27 & 29-28 fight I’ever seen.

      BUT Sonnen still WON! – Without a doubt!

  • RubeKegal

    F*ck you MMAWeekly and all you turd fans. S*ck Rogan’s d*ck all you want, Chael won that fight and its not even debatable. When Rogan said he thinks Chael needs to submit Bisping to win, I wanted to punch him in the face more than ever. F*ck you Rogan you P*ssy

    • bajafox

      Finally, someone who see’s right through Rogans BS

  • RubeKegal

    How the f*ck can you even argue this? 1st and 3rd rounds, Chael took Ping down and controlled him for most of the rounds. Trolls

    • bbtakayama

      Haha he didn’t control him in the first. If you take someone down and they get right back up, thats not controlling. If you listen to this interview, Chael even says he thought Bisping could have had the first two. Either way, it was a pretty lame fight, nothing to write home about. Stop crying just because your favorite *** was in a much closer fight than most people expected.

      • RubeKegal

        bbbullshiyama should be your name. Chael didnt say in the interview Bis could have had first two, why do you lie? To protect that coward Rogan? Your a tool bro

        • XIRandomHeroIX

          I ******* hate Bisping with a passion and I think he atleast should have gotten a split decision if not the win

          • phrankthetank

            How should someone have won a split decision? You either think he should have won or should have lost.

        • KBEsq

          Dude, this Rube guy needs to get back on his meds. Typical Sonnen fan. Even his posts seem like they are written by a roid-raged freak.



          • RubeKegal

            eat it KBE, you should get back to sucking your own wang. Logic doesnt exist in your head, as well as many other fans, which is why I get pissed. The 1st minute and a half, Sonnen took Bisbing down twice and pummeled him, Bisbing tried a takedown with 3:05 and was unsuccessful, they spent the next minute in the clinch and the rest of the round Sonnen was chasing Bisbing around cage. So he clearly won 1st and clearly won 3rd. 2nd was close, end of story.

        • bbtakayama

          Yes, he says in this video hovering above the comments, that he asked Bisping what he thought of the fight. Bisping said he thought he won the first two rounds (meaning he thought Bisping, himself) Sonnen agreed saying it could have gone either way. I personally thought Sonnen won the first and third, but the first could have gone either way. Did Rogan kick you off Fear Factor or something, why are you so angry?

          Haha, keep doing roids, and your kegal exercises bro.

          • RubeKegal

            Rogan is just a dick with no logic. He also said Erick Silva didnt punch Carlo Prater in the back of the head. Carlo’s response was Priceless btw! Rogan is a douche.

  • DrkDisciple

    If Chael gasses like he did against Bisping then it will really be a rough night against Anderson!

    • AdamBianski

      Anderson does not push the pace anything like bisping. You can’t compare the two. No one will ever gas against Anderson, he will never push the pace.

      • RonnieV

        Good point! Maybe it was Bisping, but that was the most lackluster win I’ve seen from Chael in the past three years. Maybe it was the weight cut, or maybe it was the punch that Bisping landed in the first round (that Chael was talking about). He said he never felt comfortable in that fight. I would love to see Sonnen beat Silva, but the only way he does that is if he gets back to the same shape & plan he did in the first fight. Just my opinion.

        • MrAdidas

          I agree with most of what you said, but people need to stop comparing Sonnen Vs Bisping & Sonnen Vs Silva. 2 completely diff fighters, hence the reason Bisping was able to get up after being taken down, Silva could not… not without taking bombs. Just b\c Bisping did so well in regards to not getting GnPounded by Sonnen doesn’t mean ****, especially in regards to Silva. Silva has great stand up, Bisping has great defence while on his back…. something Silva does not have. Its that simple, Bisping isn’t 22-4 for nothing, espeically since hes fought 16 times in the UFC with 12 wins – 4 losses. 3 losses to former world champs & 1 loss to Sonnen, thats impressive.

          I hate Bisping like most people, but hes not fighting the best in the world & winning b\c he sucks. Hes hated so much fans forget or do not pay attention to his skills. KO’d once, never submitted & only 4 losses in 26 fights = IMPRESSIVE! Even for a ****!

  • Bob

    Judging by Chaels’ performance last night he might even pass the drug test this time.

    • mmafan99

      << This. MMA fans have short-term memory. You're only as good as your last fight? Or your last drug test?

  • opposition13

    Bisping, as much as i dislike him, he brought a good fight………but then he gets ignorant and says…I THINK I WON THE FIGHT…. wow! OPEN SEWAGE!

  • maddawgmar

    I scored the third round for Sonnen obviously. I scored the second for Bisping, for the fact that he held Sonnen against the fence, but a close round. I scored the first for Sonnen because of the takedowns, again a close round. Mike Goldberg said it, “Dana White always says don’t leave it to the judges.”

    I also like how everyone says no one like Chael. By the sound of the crowd last night when he was announced and when he got the decision. That place exploded.

  • MrAdidas

    What did Silva look like after his 3 jokes of a title defence Vs Cote, Maia & Leites?!? Remember Sonnen was preparing for a sick wrestler in Munoz with severe KO power in both hands. Quit the crying about Sonnen in this fight, it means nothing considering Silva was not in there fighting.

    ALL you Anderson Silva fans & nut huggers should be happy Sonnen won, if Sonnen was lucky in the 1st fight, then imagine what Silva is going to be able to do when healthy, especially after Sonnen, who looked very avg Vs Bisping, you guys must be PUMPED….. NO?!? I would be if I was an Anderson Silva fan, especially if everything I just said above is true.