Dana White: Chael Sonnen has accepted the fight with Anderson SilvaPosted on March 29, 2012, 04:50 PM by Trent Reinsmith
The UFC recently announced that Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen would meet in the main event of UFC 147, which will take place at the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The soccer stadium seats almost 47,000 fans when in use for that sport. When set up for UFC 147, it is expected that the crowd will rival or surpass the more than 55,000 fans that witnessed UFC 129 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
While MMA fans celebrated the announcement, one person said, not so fast. That person was Chael Sonnen, who said he had yet to sign a contract for the fight.
UFC president Dana White, attempted to be the voice of reason and said, “I’d have to hold press conferences just to squash all the (expletive) that Chael says.” White then continued, “The fight is happening. He has accepted the fight, and he will be with me in Brazil for the press conference down there.” – for more see MMAWeekly.
In the time leading up to the fight I am sure we will see more incidents of Chael being Chael.
Photo: Chael Sonnen at the UFC 104 Weigh-Ins in Los Angeles, California on October 23, 2009. Francis Specker