Chael Sonnen: I never had a contract to fight Silva, don't have one for Jones - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
Bantamweight
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Canada, West Coast
Posts: 836
                     
Chael Sonnen: I never had a contract to fight Silva, don't have one for Jones

Quote:
Chael Sonnen: I never had a contract to fight Anderson Silva, don't have one for Jon Jones at UFC 159
By Mike Bohn on Apr 18 2013, 7:30p @MikeBohnMMA
In a recent interview on "The Steve Austin Show," Chael Sonnen revealed that his UFC contract expired "about four months ago" and he never put pen to paper for his previous and future UFC championship fights against Anderson Silva and Jon Jones.


Despite being the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight No. 1 contender and having a title bout against champion Jon Jones slated for next Saturday night (April 27, 2013) at UFC 159, Chael Sonnen says he currently isn't signed to an official contract with the organization.

Moreover, Sonnen claims he never signed a bout agreement when he faced off with current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the biggest fight of 2012 at UFC 148, and hasn't signed one for his upcoming bout with Jones, either.

In a recent interview with former WWE superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin on "The Steve Austin Show," Sonnen revealed he did not sign bout agreements for "The Spider" or "Bones" and his contract with the world's premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization expired four months ago.

"I never, to this day I don't have a contract to fight Anderson Silva," Sonnen stated in the interview. "I never signed an agreement that said I would fight him, we never picked a dollar amount, we never picked a weight class. Nothing. I told those guys I would show up and I did.

"They never had a contract with me, they said what they would do and they did. My UFC contract expired about four months ago, I don't know if they just haven't realized it because they're so busy, or if they just know they don't need one with me. But, I got a world title fight coming up, we've got a sold out venue -- I don't have a piece of paper with my name on it or Jon Jones' or anything else, but I don't need one either."

Sonnen did not seem the slightest bit concerned about his contract status just over a week away from the arguably the biggest fight of his career.

The 35-year-old is confident with his relationship with UFC President Dana White and knows that if shows up on fight night and lives up to his end of the bargain, the UFC will do the same.

"I will be there, I said I would be there, and that is how they do business," said Sonnen. "If Dana White says something then that's it."
http://www.mmamania.com/2013/4/18/42...-jones-ufc-159
onip69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 08:49 PM
You're Welcome.
 
Canadian Psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Eh?
Posts: 7,723
                     
When Chael P. wins the LHW title, the UFC will have finally made it.
Canadian Psycho is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 08:51 PM
Welterweight
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,225
                     
I hope Chael loses and the UFC cuts him without paying him for the fight.
Dtwizzy2k5 is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 08:52 PM
MMA Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 83
                     
chael p sonnen lhw champion from west lynn oregan, probably not but it'd be insane if he beat jones ass; but cormiers gonna beat that ass after he wrecks mir regardless.
RagingDemonMZ is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 08:52 PM
....Omar Comin'
 
El Bresko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia.
Posts: 4,797
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chael Sonnen View Post
I will be there, I said I would be there, and that is how they do business. If Dana White says something then that's it.
Since when was this the case?







El Bresko is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 08:59 PM
Bantamweight
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 926
                     
We I guess now we know how Sonnen was able to get out of his fight contract to face Forrest Griffin to Jon Jones, if it isint on paper it isint valid... just dont tell anyone.
Buakaw_GSP is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 09:32 PM
You're not terribly important to me
 
UFC_OWNS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sell me this pen
Posts: 15,165
Blog Entries: 1
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dtwizzy2k5 View Post
I hope Chael loses and the UFC cuts him without paying him for the fight.
haha thats funny here's my pun I hope you get aid's from a south africa priest and shrivel to a horrible death see we can both make funny jokes


Jim Norton
Nick Dipaolo
Dave Attell
Dave Chappelle
Bill Burr
Joey Diaz
Colin Quinn
Bob Kelly
Rich Vos
Patrice O'Neal
Louis CK


UFC_OWNS is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 01:19 AM
All Around Nice Guy
 
SideWays222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 10,760
                     
Is it legal for the UFC to let someone fight without having him sign any kind of papers??

SideWays222 is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 06:15 PM
Kneel Before Christ!
 
Roflcopter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 8,024
                     
No but this isnt true.

Roflcopter is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 06:33 PM
It's a league game, Smokey
 
Ape City's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Planet of the Apes
Posts: 8,199
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roflcopter View Post
No but this isnt true.


mad props: Toxic
Ape City is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome