UFC Moves Silva vs. Sonnen II to Vegas (Full Press Conference Video)

April 25, 2012
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Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen in BrazilAs expected, UFC president Dana White at a press conference in Brazil on Tuesday announced that the promotion was moving the Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen rematch to the UFC 148 fight card on July 7 in Las Vegas, due to a scheduling conflict with a United Nations summit in Rio de Janeiro.

The promotion intends to keep UFC 147 in Brazil, but the card will be revamped with the likely addition of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.

In case you missed it, chuck out the full video replay of the press conference below. Scrub to the 5:05 mark of the video for the start of the press conference…

  • pooby

    Boo, I was excited to see Chael have to walk out to that crowd.

    “‘Chuck’ out the video”?

  • Are you serious? Urijah Vs. Cruz, AND Silva Vs. Sonnen on one card! Holy $hit! I will already be in vegas that weekend for the UFC Fan expo, wasnt planning on going to see the fight live while in Vegas, but this might just change my mind! Massive card!

  • mmachoman

    chucked it out

  • joshjosh

    Brazil whines and cries for the UFC to come back and then they pull this crap. If I were Dana and UFC I would tell Brazil to go to hell and watch on PPV like the rest of the world. they should never go back to that S-hole.

    • MuayThaiFood

      If only you were intelligent enough to know what an ignorant knuckle dragger you were, but of course that’s impossible.

  • maddawgmar

    Great place fo the fight, not the best but great nonetheless. I think they could sell out Cowboy Stadium. Hell Paqiuao sold it out against Margarito, imagine what these four could do. But at least they are in the good ol USA.

  • kevstinx

    Vegas = more money for Casino’s…

    Station Casinos ?


    Monopoly continues….

    • pooby

      The UFC knew before this fight was put together that it would be a huge draw. They still opted to put it on the Brazil card. Silva vs. Sonnen 2 being a huge fight is not some new info that necessitates a reshuffling.

  • Triggerman99

    Something doesn’t add up here. They can’t have Silva vs Sonnen in Brazil because of a scheduling conflict, but they can still have the rest of the event there? That makes 0 sense.

    • pooby

      Yeah, I’m confused. Why would a “scheduling conflict” that does not affect Silva or Sonnen keep them from fighting? I could understand if they were canceling the whold event, but if it is still on, why change the main event?

      Is it an issue of Sonnen’s safety? If so, I wish they’d just say it, instead of being condescending and making up bullshit.

  • kevstinx

    it is a business at the end of the day, a right wing American one! Greedy bastard!

    • LOL

    • RubeKegal

      keep crying you liberal queer

      • TKD

        “keep crying you liberal queer”.

        Holy sh*t, that was great!!!!!!

  • RubeKegal

    Anderson can’t even look him in the eye he is so scared!!!

    • brianhussey

      Looked like he had a tear in his eye…

  • hartico

    Figured they would do this. Regardless of what they say, we all know it was becuase Chael was too scared to go to Brazil after all that shit he talked. Chael is the prototypical arrogant white american male, just as much as Mayweather is the epitomy of arrogant black america. But it’s all business. Keep Chael talking, get you some of that WWE money, Dana!

    • RubeKegal

      Hartico, you must be the biggest *** keyboard warrior on this site. It is clear as day why the fight is not happening in Brazil. You are the prototypical ****** who probably thinks George Bush masterminded 9/11.

  • opposition13

    Its starting to look just like in the first stare down. I wonder how many broken ribs Silva will claim he had before fighting.

    • thumbyummy

      Or I wonder if Chael is going to be roided up again. If Chael actually one the last fight he would have been stripped of the belt anyway.