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Silva / Sonnen might move to UFC 148 in Vegas

During the UFC 145 post-event media scrum, Dana White confirmed that things are not looking good for the Silva / Sonnen stadium show in Brazil:

White said it now appears they simply will not be able to secure the stadium anytime near the targeted date.

“We had the whole arena mapped out and ready to go,” White said. “We were pumped and ready for that. … They came to us, and the mayor was trying to fight for us and trying to keep it. The whole thing just fell apart.”

“I said it before and I’ll say it again, that’s not only the biggest fight in the UFC, I think it’s one of the biggest sporting events of the year,” White said. “That fight is going to be done the right way. We’re not going to half-ass that thing and say, ‘Oh, let’s go over to this arena over here.’ It’s going to be a big fight.”

The leading back-up plan seems to be to move the bout to UFC 148, which takes place July 7 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.

They don’t want to half-ass it by moving it to an arena in Brazil, so they’re … moving it to an arena in Las Vegas? Pardon me if that logic doesn’t make much sense, but I’ll trust that there are more unknown logistical nightmares forcing the UFC’s hand on this one.

There is still a ray of hope shining through all this – Dana White said he and Chael Sonnen were headed to Brazil and whatever was going to happen would be decided by Tuesday. So cross your fingers, say your prayers, or sacrifice a goat in the hopes that this all pans out and we still get this fight in South America.

  • TheRectumInspector says:


    I’d prefer that they dont prop up silva for this fight more then they have already propped up his career for the last 4-5 years.

  • Giallo says:

    so who pussed out sonnen or the ufc?

  • Leadfarmer says:

      I just hope that if Sonnen loses again he will quit making up excuses. He had tapped like he did to Silva in the ECW exactly the same way,….armbar to someone ,..I think it was a title shot against Paulo Filho. Like Silva or not he is good just not at conventional American wrestling and as a fan I wish he’d of worked on that in a big way.I will say the shit he pulled during the Maia fight was some whinny B.S. or what ever it was ,It made Silva look like an ass. Dont get me wrong.I’d really like Sonnen too if he didnt make our great country look like a bunch of arrogant ass wipes with no class. Every time he opens his mouth that milk of magnesia ladden shit flows forth.AND we’ll find out if Silva makes excuses too like ” I had a broken rib” or whatever lame shit he used to cover for his piss poor stricking that night.I just hope he got his “WAKE UP” call or he will definitly get beat this time period ,and he may anyway like I said Sonnen is good infact great I just wish he’d show more class for the level of education he has, for those who don’t know Chael too well ,he’s NOT stupid by any means. Good luck to al fighters out there I appreciate all the fights you guys put on. ……..The Leadfarmer