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UFC 153 Shell Shocked, Anderson Silva and Stephan Bonnar Step Into New Main Event

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Anderson Silva UFC 90After cancelling UFC 151, there was no way that UFC president Dana White was going to pull the plug again if at all possible, even after both his UFC 153 main and co-main events fell apart on the same day.

Jose Aldo was slated to face late replacement Frankie Edgar, putting his featherweight title on the line, in the UFC 153 headliner, while Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was to make his final Octagon appearance against Glover Teixeira in the top supporting bout.

That was until Aldo fell out with a foot injury related to a recent motorcycle crash, and Jackson also dropped off the card with an undisclosed injury.

Just one day later and UFC officials have shifted gears and put three bouts together to replace the two that fell apart.

While UFC middleweight Anderson Silva wasn’t quick enough to step in and save UFC 151 from collapse, he did make a move in time to help keep UFC 153, which takes place on his home turf in Brazil, moving forward.

Frankie Edgar drops off the card altogether, but Silva steps into the main event to face Stephan Bonnar in a three-round, 205-pound main event, White told USA Today.

Teixeira remains on the fight card, but will now square off with Fabio Maldonado.

Maldonado was originally slated to fight Jorgan Kruth at UFC on FX 5 on Oct. 5. Kruth, however, abruptly retired. Maldonado’s fight was then expected to get pushed back to UFC 154 in Montreal in November, but when Jackson dropped off of the UFC 153 fight card, Maldonado reportedly asked for and received the fight with Teixeira.

A completely new bout pitting Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira against Dave Herman was also quickly put together on Wednesday, bumping the UFC 153 main card to six fights, with the preliminary bouts slated for FX and Facebook.

White was beside himself when cancelling UFC 151, and surely took the UFC 153 injuries, tearing apart his top two fights, as a personal challenge to get the promotion back on a new streak of not having to cancel an event.

Prior to the UFC 151 cancellation, the promotion had never cancelled an event since Zuffa took over in 2001.

“This is probably one of my all time lows as being president of the UFC,” said White. “For the first time in 11 years, we’re going to cancel an event. Dan Henderson has a partial tear in his MCL (and could not continue).”

UFC 153, however, will not be the second cancelled event, adding to a new streak that is set to begin with UFC 152 on Sept. 22 in Toronto.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more UFC news and updates.

  • mrsister

    Worst matchup. This is really bad.

    Don’t start the Silva is willing to go up to save the card. He wants to go up so he doesn’t have to cut weight. Bonnar must be the only 205er available.

    This will change – nobody wants to see this.

    Chael vs. Texiera. Rashard vs. Silva @ 205. Either of these would be better. This matchup is garbage.

    • triangle choke

      Damn dude, don’t be so negative. I think the UFC did a great job saving the main card on short notice. As a matter of fact, they gave us a bonus fight. And a good one at that. The more I think of it, the more I am looking forward to this Silva vs. Bonner fight. As someone else also said, Bonner has absolutely nothing to lose. The fans are going to be the winners on that night.

      • mrsister

        I was shocked when I saw the name. You are probably right. The card, as a whole, looks pretty good. Bonnar just looked like desperation to me. I wouldn’t want to see Bonnar swinging punches and Silva dodging them easily like he was able to do with Griffin. I don’t to see him get embarrassed. He actually could win this fight if he fights smart – it would be more exciting if he doesn’t though. I wonder what he would rather be – exciting or smart?

      • http://www.facebook.com/teachdavewave davewave

        Enough of this phrase “save an event”! No one is holding a gun to the head of the UFC management to hold an event or cancel, it is just about their own quality control.

        I am a MMA fan and the card will be interesting in some ways (not Silva/Bonner but other match ups) it will be better than nothing. However, this new line up falls WAY short of a true high level MMA competition standard that the UFC claims itself to be, it is just a mix up of healthy bodies that they can get in the ring on that date.

      • onehitwonder

        I think Bonner is going to get killed, but at least he has Balls to get in there!!

    • shakejunt

      Bonnar said that he was gonna retire if he didn’t get like a marquee match. This is Dana’s way of saying thank you to Bonnar for helping the brand.

      • atmosphere

        and a “thanks for nothing, so here’s a fight that does nothing for your career” for Silva.

        after dismantling Forrest Griffin, i think that a higher calibert LHW makes more sense. if Silva were to win, it’s just what’s expected, but if Bonnar were to win or even make it competitive, it would devalue Silva’s brand.

        • shakejunt

          we don’t even have lhw’s that want to fight their own champion. besides chael, who would actually take this fight???

          • onehitwonder

            Chris Wiedmen of course.(how ever you spell it, you know who I’m talking about)

    • John

      This will be first UFC in years that I will not purchase. Dana always says don’t watch if you don’t like. Well this is not worth $25 so I won’t be watching.

      Injuries are terrible. This main event is brutal.

      BRUTAL!!!!

  • shereko

    I guess some champions have pride in where their bread is buttered. Shows why he’s the GOAT.

    • MrAdidas

      Yeah he’s the G.O.A.T b/c he fights CANS at LHW! Forrest was a joke, big slow guy who loves to run in swinging v.s a precise counter puncher, yeah who was going to win that one, such a 50/50 wink wink. Then Vilva vs. Irvin & Bonnar who was thinking of retirement not too long ago. Silva sure is the best @ fighting nobody’s at LHW! Why doesnt he fight someone decent at LHW, a decent top 10, who’s not 1 dimensional like Forrest was?!?

      Keep fighting those “world class” fighters @ MW & LHW Silva, you might be considered in the top 3 P4P fighter & it’s only b/c of his UFC record, b/c it sure as hell isn’t b/c of the quality of oponents he’s had to fight @ MW.

      You Silva fan boys, sure are funny. The guy doesn’t want to fight the #1 contender @ MW who’s a huge MW, great wrestler, who has KO power & is undefeated b/c he’s not a “big” name, but he’ll fight Bonnar?!? BAHAHAHA hello ketle this is pot, you are black, what a Hypocrite.

      Silva’s criteria to fight an oponent @ MW … has to be a B level fighter, has to be smaller than me, and I have to be bigger, stronger & have the reach advantage.

      Silva’s criteria to fight an oponent @ LHW …
      has to be a CAN who’s 1 dimensional & has NO wrestling.

      Ladies and gentleman, the G.O.A.T Anderson The Tomato Can Destroyer Silva … yawn!

      • MuayThaiFood

        bullshit

      • shereko

        Since you want to stir things up, he doesn’t pick the fights, and its been stated numerous times that he hasn’t been offered a “#1 contender” so you Weidman fan boys can get off your horse for beating Munoz…. At least he stepped up and took a fight… Nobody is forcing him, and he’s probably one of the most marketable fighters, and doesn’t come across like a JBJ, and Finishes unlike GSP… just bitch for the sake of bitching its obviously who you are. Don’t watch then… but with Aldo out its not a watchable card again.

      • KBEsq

        I love reading these Silva hate comments. Never ceases to amaze me. I said it in another story and I’ll say it here. Name a time Silva has ducked a fight where we didn’t ultimately end up seeing him fight the opponent. He’s fought everyone in his division that the UFC can throw at him. I’m sorry, but Weidman DOES NOT deserve a shot yet. You’re the fan boy. Of everyone who could potentially beat Silva. You used to go on and on about how Silva was running from Sonnen, and now he beat Sonnen twice and yet you still go on to find the next fighter Silva is ‘running’ away from.

        Weidman hasn’t beat anyone, except Munoz and Maia, and the Maia fight was barely a victory and he had a lot of trouble. Seriously, calm down about Weidman. Look at the LWD. How many times have we seen a fighter go on a much more impressive streak than Weidman and then end up losing? Weidman may be great. I like him, but why should Silva fight him right now? If Weidman loses, then he doesn’t deserve a shot at Silva. If Weidman keeps winning, he WILL fight Silva, and Silva won’t run from that. What will you say then? You’ll probably just move to the next guy that Silva is ‘running’ from, because there’s nothing he can do to gain your respect.

        • TKD

          I must agree with KBEsq. How many other fighters jump UP a weight class just to help save a card? Also, why would he go up a weight class and try to fight the top guy right off the bat? He is obviously not looking to become champ at LHW, so why the rush to put him up against the top guy in that division?

          Silva haters kill me. The guy is great for a reason, and it is not because he takes “easy” fights.

      • JAVbal1633

        So basically youre calling the entire MW division a bunch of bums? (Including R Franklyn from 5 years ago, Dan Henderson, Vitor Belfort, Okami, Sonnen, and Marquhardt) Ok if thats your opinion who am I to say your wrong…. But why do you keep referring Weidman as a #1 contender? I mean talk about beating a bunch of bums…Please name a guy hes beaten besides Munoz (without looking it up) that is significant. And please dont bring up the 15 minute snoozefest that way the Maia fight. If thats your basis for a #1 contender and 15 wins in a row doesnt impress you then I guess its pointless to continue.

    • stak

      he’s far from the goat. the goat would not be ducking a fight with the #1 contender for his title. the goat would not duck fights against legit contenders to fight a scrub in another weight class in a meaningless fight.

      • worldchamp

        Ducking the #1 contender for his title? He is hardly ducking anyone. Go on hating. It is not going to do you any good.

        • stak

          Come on, I’m not hating, I’m just telling the truth. I’m sorry the truth hurts but silva ducking the real challengers, trying to call out unworthy fighters like Bisping, and taking fights against never have been washouts like Bonnar. Silva is no where near being the goat.

      • dathump

        WHO IS HE DUCKING? some guy who called him out? “Hey I want to fight Silva” does that mean he is ducking me? if the UFC thought he was a worthy opponent, he would be offered the fight, and Silva would fight him! obviously the pres. and co-ceo’s of the UFC don’t share your oppinion. End of story.

        • JAVbal1633

          I wouldnt even bother with the idiot above. He ovbiously didnt read ANY of your valid points. I mean Im starting to believe that 90% of people who post comments here are completely retarded or LITERALLY know nothing about MMA. They probably read one article per month and occasionally look at fighter’s records and think they know anything. If Weidman is the “#1 Contender” then if I were any of the fighters I’d be pissed off as hell. He beat 1 TOP TEN GUY who is pretty overrated as is and barely beat Maia in one of the most boring fights in history. I understand and respect Chris for taking that fight on short notice and give him props for losing the 30 lbs but it doesnt change the fact that it was a boring fight. Other than that I guarantee no one in here can remember what his other victories were unless you are related to him or just looked it up. Stop hating on Silva and give him the respect he deserves. Nobody puts on more dominant and entertaining shows in the UFC.

          • stak

            Silva deserves about as much respect as you deserve which is about the same amount as the respect I give my used toilet paper. I don’t respect scared little girls (Silva) and I don’t respect complete morons (you).

        • KBEsq

          Exactly, dathump. I give the same response when Sonnen would say: “I’ve been calling Silva out for six years.”

          Guess what, Sonnen. For five and half of those, you were getting submitted by guys who weren’t even top 20 fighters.

          Like you said, I could call Silva out. He’s not ducking me because he wouldn’t fight me. What’s funny is I can GUARANTEE you that if Silva insisted on fighting Weidman, people would probably say that he’s taking the easy fight and running away from super fights.

          The guy can’t win with some of the douche bag fans out there.

          • stak

            LOL

            Your mighty Silva and his manager were trying to call out Bisping to avoid the fight with Weidman. Don’t be mad at me because Silva wants to avoid the real contender and fight a scrub for an easy payday.

        • stak

          Silva is ducking. Deal with it. Don’t be mad at me. Be mad at Silva for being afraid.

          • Triggerman99

            LOL! Yeah, sure. Silva is “ducking” Weidman. You haters are hilarious.
            The guy steps up to help make an injury-riddled card a bit more watchable, and all you can manage to spew out of your hater-hole is that he’s ducking a guy who realistically is no more deserving than any other MW of a title shot.
            Yeah, I’m so sure the greatest MW of all time is absolutely terrified of Chris freakin Weidman.
            Like someone else already said, if Silva was out there demanding to fight Weidman and nobody else, you same haters would be yelling about how Silva only wants to fight Weidman because he’s an easy win.
            This little desperate act of making up reasons to hate on Silva is getting real old real fast.

          • dathump

            no he isn’t.(silva probably gets hit harder in training) here is another way to look at, The main event fighters get paid in part based on the event gate. a fight with Weidman would maybe fill a Vegas arena, a fight with bisping would sell out the O2 arena in london no problem, and a fight with GSP has the potental to fill the Cowboy’s stadium. So as a pro fighter (and business man) why would you want to fight for pennies when you can fight for millions. but don’t worry Weidman is young, and if he turns out as good as you think he is going to, in 5 years you can call him scared for not fighting every new kid that calls him out.

          • KBEsq

            Maybe you should try responding to the arguments people are making instead of just restating the same argument (Silva is ducking), and adding that we’re mad at you.

            Do you think that we’re sitting here at our keyboards just furious with you because you’re saying we’re ‘mad’ at you.

            It’s more like we feel sorry for you because you can’t engage in an argument with adults.

          • JAVbal1633

            Still havent explained who and why he is ducking…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000493632092 anthonylopez

    This might be an uneven matchup, but it’s still a fun one. At least White could find fighters that would step up and make this happen. And a Big Nog return…. that’s pretty awesome in itself

  • MikeMc1983

    Could be interesting. Bonnar takes damage well and might be hard to finish. Also, though some like to make things up, silva is giving up a lot of size.
    I have a feeling there are a lot more 205ers that silva is willing to fight on short notice, than are willing to fight him.
    Oh well, the odds should be interesting.
    Interesting big nog vs. Herman fight as well.

    • MrAdidas

      Silva’s not a small LHW by any means dude, he walks around 220-225lbs (I’ve read he can get as much as 230lbs) when he’s not training/fighting. I guarantee you, Silva will not look out of place in regards to size, like Bonnar will in regards of skill level.

      • Brian

        I’ve never read anything that states that. The only article I remember was from when he was going to face Forest and mmaweekly reported that Silva walks around at 214 which seems about right. I mean come cutting from 220 to 230 down to 185? Seems a little far fetched.

      • dathump

        This is really an exibition fight for Silva, a hometown fight in Brazil. I think is has the ability to be a fun fight to watch, I personally dont care if it has any significance on either division. Enough about Weidman, a decision win over Maia and a win over Munoz is hardly enought to instill fear in Silva, he simply stated he has no desire to fight Weidman right now but the UFC has not put that fight infront of him, so obviously the UFC doesn’t think Weidman deserves it yet either, no one said the fight won’t happen, just not now, so get over it. Bonner does have a huge name. He is 1/2 the reason the ufc has alot of the fans it has today. Will he win, doubt it, will it be a good fight to watch, for sure.

      • MuayThaiFood

        Yeah, like he sure didn’t give up any size to Forest or Irvin right? Can you see Forest cutting to 185 any time soon? Irvin tried it once and looked like the walking dead. Franklin, who was a big middleweight was undersized and under strength against Forest. Anderson does give up size to most LHW fighters.

  • http://www.twitter.com/uncanny390 uncanny390

    If Stephan Bonnar beats Anderson Silva it will be horrific. People’s brains will literally explode.

    • OMAHAK1LLA

      LOL good stuff I agree. This just in Clay Guida has agreed to save the UFC ,by stepping up to face Junior Dos Santos in the main event at UFC 153 in a catch weight Super Fight title on line grudge match with ladders and barbed wire clubs !!!! Cant wait! See where this thing is going????? I would rather see less UFCs with week Cards in the UFC cuz the UFC cant UFC the UFC !!!!!

      • TKD

        WTF!?!?!? “I would rather see less UFCs with week Cards in the UFC cuz the UFC cant UFC the UFC !!!!!” Holy English language killer, Batman! Are you from another planet?

        • OMAHAK1LLA

          lol watched Dictator night b4

          • TKD

            LOL! I thought I was losing my mind when I read that.

  • Triggerman99

    Good for Silva for again agreeing to step in on short notice. This fight is kind of lame, but what do you expect on short notice.
    I’m guessing Silva immediately jumped at the chance to fight in Brazil, but like someone else said, probably doesn’t want to go through a weight cut if he doesn’t need to. So with Silva in, now you gotta find a 205er to fight him. Finding a top guy was probably damn near impossible, considering that a loss to Silva essentially takes them out of the title hunt for the foreseeable future. That leaves you with guys Stephan Bonnar; guys who have nothing to lose by fighting Silva.
    But I am also curious where Rashad Evans is. That fight makes more sense.

    • KBEsq

      Yeah I agree – I don’t see this fight turning out any differently than the Silva/Griffin fight. Put simply, Silva is going to fight a guy who will stand with him and who just isn’t as good. Maybe Bonnar will come up with some crazy game plan. Honestly, I think Silva should be given some credit for taking this fight. People just criticized J. Jones for not taking what was perceived to be an easy fight because he had nothing to gain. Well, what does Silva have to gain from this?

      Personally, I would rather see him fight Teixeria. I’m guessing that didn’t happen for two reasons: (1) UFC probably didn’t want Brazilian v. Brazilian for the main even in Brazil, and (2) I doubt Silva would accept a fight against a fully camped Teixeria right now, and I don’t blame him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000493632092 anthonylopez

    This can actually be a fun fight. Bonnar can take huge damage, and forces almost everyone into a brawl. While I don’t think Bonnar has much of a chance, I’m still looking forward to watching this. Some fights can just be good, fun fights. Reminds me of the Pride days, when they just put entertaining fights out there, not always about titles and legacies. While those things are important, the main thing is for fans to get matches that entertain them

    • MaritalArtist

      The dude has never been knocked out or submitted. And Silva hardly ever has fights where someone doesn’t get knocked out or submitted (almost always by Silva). So it’s a strange fight for that reason. What the hell. I’ll watch it!

  • Guy In The Know

    Love the machtup, Bonner has never been finished. He’s been callin out rampage for years, finally got the next best thing. My money on Bonner and trust me….. I KNOW.

    • OMAHAK1LLA

      What yall token on? maken me jonze! Probley be more humiliating than the forrest fight! Be kinda like a Eagle fighting a Worm. Einsteins

      • dathump

        He fought Jones to a decision, Rashad to a split decision, so if you think he can’t hang in there, think again. Bonner will do better in this fight then you will do in an 8th grade english class.

    • TKD

      Nice to see you like to piss away money, genius!

  • maddawgmar

    This can actually help the MW division. Since there isn’t a fighter clearly deserving a shot, this can allow a clear contender to emerge. Weidman beats Boetch then he is clearly number one. The winner of Bisping/Stann still needs a top ten win then will be in line.

    On the same note this could damper GSP/Silva. Too many non title fights can bog up a division and all we need is another WW fiasco, what with FW and BW almost there.

    • Guy In The Know

      Mad dawg, you need to find marty mCfly and go back to watchn wwf. There is a clear contender and his name is Bisping. Weidman ko’d munoz who got ko’d by Hamill who Bisping smashed twice. Weidman is’nt top 10 and munoz never was either….. both got boosted. Boetch is a bad matchup for wiedman…

      • shakejunt

        weidman isn’t top 10?

        your name seems counter-intuitive

      • Triggerman99

        Wait, what?
        Bisping smashed Hamill twice?! When did that happen?? He barely beat him once, and only fought him once.
        And Weidman and Munoz both were never top 10? I’m not a fan of either guy, but what the hell have you been watching?
        Regardless, Bisping is no more deserving of a title shot than the next guy.
        Mad dawg is right; there isn’t a clear cut #1 guy right now, so they might as well fight it out in the meantime. I don’t love this fight, but it’s not a bad idea for Silva to take it while the MW division sorts itself out.

      • dathump

        Bisping is far from a clear contender, sure he has paid his dues, and has faced lots of top 10 fighters, but never beat any of them, he also never smashed Hamill twice, he squeekd by a spit decision once. So guy in the know, thats like the big guy called tiny right?

    • MikeMc1983

      Sorry, bisbing never even squeaked out a split decision over hamil. That fight still stands as the worst decision in UFC history. It wasn’t even close.

  • grettz

    ^ ughh bisping did not smash hamill twice. In the first fight hamill was robbed! Hamill actually smashed him. Til this day i have not seen a worse robbing than that fight being given to bisping. Cheers!

  • jasondecipher

    Jeeze what a lopsided affair, well its better than a cancelled event. I mean the fight on paper & betting odds are & will be ridiculous. Forrest got ridiculed when he fought Anderson & Forrest beat Bonner twice! Styles make fights but Bonner’s has not shown consistency has had a pretty good liking by Dana & the Fertitas not to mention the fans that appreciate fighters that try & put a show for the fans. So long as he doesn’t come out Human punching bag style or Anderson might acheive fastest knockout. But yes time for Bonner to rise to the occasion fight his best & fight a fight only he dreamt about!!

    • Triggerman99

      Yeah, good call. Bonner is not expected to win this, obviously, but he does bring it every time. You can’t knock the guy for that. At the very least, he gets his name back on the map for even showing up.
      Silva really is the one taking the risk here. It’s a lose-lose for him, but main-eventing in Brazil was just too good of an opportunity to pass on.

  • michaellindsay

    And i thought only the UK had the worst cards?What are the UFC thinking.

  • collideoverme

    I like Bonnar’s chances better than Griffins. :)

  • pooby

    I LOVE this fight! I’ve always been a big Bonnar fan and have felt he has been hugely underrated. He isn’t the most skilled guy at 205, but he is one of the toughest.

    I give Bonnar a good chance of pulling a big upset here.

    I’m suprised Silva was willing to take a high risk/low reward fight like this.

  • http://www.combatsciencemma.com CombatScienceMMA

    So what Bonnars not top 10, Silvas taking the fight to help out the business and at LHW. Griffin b/c champ by beating Rampage, and Irvin is a big tough veteran fighter. They wouldn’t have him fight someone who could get a title run in a fight or two if he’s not going to stay at LHW. That would mess up rankings there. Griffin just came off a loss and Irvin was just doing his thing. Hats off to Silva for stepping in. I’m sure he did not specifically ask for Stephan Bonnar, he just took the fight to help out. But Silva has everything to lose here to a guy, sorry to say, who lost TUF really, only has a three fight win streak twice in the UFC and tested positive for boldenone after his rematch with Forrest. But hes still a fighter (for now) and has a chance to win. I’ll flip if Bonnar is the guy to dethrone Silva.

  • TKD

    Stephan Bonnar fighting Anderson Silva is going to be a joke. This should be a free event on Fox. I won’t pay money to see that fight. In fact, I wouldn’t accept money to watch that fight.

    • dathump

      then don’t. Have a good time waching re-runs of Murder She Wrote with your mom. You can watch the highlights after you hear what a great fight to watch it was.

      • shereko

        HAHAHAHAHA Murder She Wrote hahahaha awesome!

      • TKD

        I was actually planning on watching porn with your mom, but I guess your idea works too. Ok, I’ll wait for you to give me all the details after the fight.

        • macgrubber

          WHOA WHAT A JOKESTER

        • http://www.combatsciencemma.com CombatScienceMMA

          Ha ha nice comeback lol …

      • worldchamp

        So, because TKD doesn’t want to watch this fight he must have nothing else going on in his life? Sounds like you are the one that needs to get a life. I watch fights when, in my opinion there is a great card. This card hardly seems worth paying money for. It is your choice to pay for it, and it’s his not to. Why do you think you should insult people for not agreeing with you? That seems a bit odd, doesn’t it?

        • dathump

          Its only an insult if he doesn’t like Murder She Wrote or his mom. I understand it’s his right not to watch, and respect that, but if you feel the need to announce that you are not going to watch, well sorry, I am going to say something, it was ment to be a joke, not an insult. His porn and my mom reply was more on an insult, but its ok, i can take it.

          • TKD

            It’s all good. I thought the Murder She Wrote thing was a tiny bit amusing too. Not trying to insult you, just messing back with you. Peace!

  • ajmadic

    I honestly think Bonnar can take this.

    • BlackDog2009

      yeah he ll take the check

      • adam1848

        and the stitches

  • BlackDog2009

    and the beating

    • TKD

      Exactly!

  • ajmadic

    $10 says Bonnar wins

    • TKD

      I’d take that bet any day of the week. In fact, I’d put $1000 on Silva in this one.

  • somecokehead

    Wow what a champion… Moves up to fight non contender. Stephan Bonnar? Who has he beat lately? Looks like a fight for the fighters to pad their bank accounts. Bonnar is tough, don’t get me wrong but so was James Irvin. What became of Irvin? Bonnar has nothing to lose here unless he is injured in the fight. Silva has nothing to gain but money.
    Meaningless fight

    • TKD

      Meaningless fight? I don’t see it that way. I think it may be Dana’s way of getting Anderson to step up again in the LHW division. Maybe he decides to stay there this time since there are really no challengers left for him at his current weight class.

    • Triggerman99

      You act like this was plan A. You know this is a late replacement fight, right?
      Do another line of coke, bro. You sound a little down.

      • somecokehead

        I will do c0ke if you will be the ‘triggerman’ in your own suicide. How bout that chump? Meaningless fight bro!

        • Triggerman99

          Uhh, what’s your point? If by meaningless you mean it has no title implications, then yeah; it’s meaningless. It doesn’t take a genius to come to that conclusion.
          I repeat; you do realize this is a late replacement fight, right?
          You seem to be missing the point of Silva and Bonnar taking this fight. If you think we are all viewing this fight as some career-defining fight for either guy, then you have completely missed the boat.

  • pauly12

    Can’t wait to see the betting odds for this fight – probably historically one-sided. Nevertheless, I look forward to it.

    • ajmadic

      lol, don’t act like you didn’t see the odds before posting this.

  • dtea

    I think this card looks awesome.

    And for everyone talking **** about AS vs JBJ think about this…

    Anderson Silva is going up a weight class on short notice, Chicken Bones Jones needed to do the opposite by fighting someone in a smaller weight class and still refused.

    + Jones told Sonnen to come say it to his face, Sonnen tried and Jones backed out (I will pay money all day to watch Sonnen get whooped).

    ++ Jones needs to be fighting at heavyweight anyways, look how much taller he is than every fighter he faces now. No one wants to watch him beat on people 10 years older than him anymore.

  • Drock420

    What a solid match up this is for Silva. With a win over Bonnar puts him as the GOAT!

    rofl

    • Triggerman99

      Yeah, you really got us on that one. Cuz that’s what we’ve been saying this whole time; that this would be a HUGE win for Silva and cement him as the greatest ever.

      If you’re gonna try to be witty and sarcastic, at least make the effort to keep it relative to what is being discussed. This sounds like you just woke up and stumbled to the computer to write it and then went back to sleep.

      • Drock420

        Guilty as charged, that’s pretty close to what happened. Lol.

        • Triggerman99

          LOL! Well played, sir!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.norton.7792052 bobnorton

    The UFC sucks now. It’s just get more and more boring. Aside from JDS, diaz brothers and a few more fighters, the fights suck. I loved the UFC 5 years ago. But the more and more I watched it, the more I liked the striking aspect. So I decided to give boxing a chance. Now I love boxing and I still like the UFC but it’s starting to lose its shine. Tommorow boxing is have Martinez vs. Chavez jr and Alvarez vs. Lopez. I’m actually way more excited for these fights then I’ve gotten for UFC fights in a long time. watch martinez vs chavez 24/7 the two episodes, and youll probably get hyped to see the fight also. the episodes are on youtube