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Matt Lindland Says Anderson Silva Will Try to Weasel His Way Out of Fight with Sonnen

(Lindland, weaseling his way out of a fight with the Grim Reaper)

UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen may believe he can talk his way into another battle with Anderson Silva, but he has no illusions that he’s already secured the rematch. While “The American Gangster” continues to call out the champion as often as possible, fellow Team Quest member Matt Lindland is piling the pressure on Silva.

Black House manager Ed Soares has made it clear in recent interviews that Chael has already had his shot at the belt and that it would be a shame to squander any of Anderson’s few remaining bouts. According to “The Law”, not only is Sonnen the number one contender, but it may take a contractual mandate to force Silva into that fight.

In an interview with MMAHQ.com, Lindland had this to say:

Anderson will to find a way to weasel out of that fight. I don’t know what his contractual obligations are as far as who he has to fight as a champion but they’re already laying the ground work; I mean look at the article that came out this morning on Bloody Elbow.

His manager Ed Soares is already making excuses for Anderson to not take that fight so yeah I think they’re going to try to weasel out of it. I don’t know what his obligations are contractually to the UFC but his obligations to the fans are that he needs to take that fight.

Everyone of the fans know that Chael’s the number one contender and the guy that has a chance of beating him, can beat him and exposed his weaknesses in that fight. The fans want to see that fight and Anderson owes the fans that fight.”

While eliminating Sonnen and Belfort from the “The Spider’s” list of potential challengers, Soares doesn’t offer much in terms of opponents he deems worthy. He mentions the names GSP and Henderson, but GSP has challenges ahead of him in his own division and seems hesitant about the jump up in weight, and even if Henderson gets past Shogun he hasn’t exactly been active at Middleweight lately.

Is there any challenger that makes more sense than Sonnen at this point?

 

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madcowboy- October 18, 2011 at 7:20 pm
@@ Xeno, no one is kidding you, you missed the point most everyone on this site does not give a rats a$$ about your stevenson dude. And stop it with the amateurish video connections so we know how much time you spend online instead of real life. Your connected just not with current reality, Silva is the best pound for pound fighter the UFC has ever had, and ya Dana White agrees with that. Stop your silva bashing because no matter how many sites you connect people too, you look like the village idiot regardless. Fighters in the know know about Silvas greatness as stated once before, and none of them are jumping in his weightclass.
XENOPHON- October 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm
@madcowboy
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Shitkicker...Are you fucking kidding me...your a big cockroach kicking fight fan, and your never heard of Teofilo Stevenson? Don't tell me your from Texas...
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Stephenson was suppose to fight Ali, but it was to never happened. Google him and learn who he was...read up and watch his free videos. Then get back to me with the smack talk goat rope.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Te%C3%B3filo_Stevenson
madcowboy- October 18, 2011 at 11:50 am
Xeno,
Wow florian fought in 3 divisions and cant win one of them...impressive BJ will win the title and then lose it and cant hold it... not very impressive either. yet you got to say something negative about Silva.. not a good way to get your point across and no one cares about some fighter most of America has no idea who he is with his 3000 wins or whatever. lmfao
madcowboy- October 18, 2011 at 11:42 am
Anderson has one guy who puts up a fight against him, and all these morons on here go WOW Silva sucks, kale is the beast and finally exposed silva!!!!! LMFAO!!! you are nothing but haters to the most dominant, finishing fighter the UFC has ever seen. Get your stats right and know what the hell your talking about, you dont have to like or love Silva but you sure as hell better respect him in the ring, his record, his title defenses,ect. ala LEBEN,Griffin,franklin, on and on and on> nah he has not fought anyone good just a group of former title holders. You just show your ignorance of fighting when you bash Silva , because 99% of the fighters would never bet against silva.
madcowboy- October 18, 2011 at 11:31 am
Matt shut your mouth, why dont you fight Silva so you can look like a weasel when hes done with your face. Silva exposed stale kales weaknesses on the ground you moron, which kale has repeatedly been a victim of with his steroid, mortgage cheating ass. I guess Matt is joe silva now trying to make matches and all but he needs to concentrate on his fighting, whats his record now? I hope Silva does fight Kale again so he can permanently put him out of the UFC.
XENOPHON- October 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm
@NinjaVanish
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Much of what you say is fact, but the one thing Sonnen does excel at is hyping a fight, and that likely makes him one of Zuffa's favorite fighters. As far as I a concerned it's now turned into purely entertainment...and not ever going to be the raw sport it was a decade ago...not until some serious competing enterprise is established..
RoJoegan- October 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm
Thanks for restating my earlier post, intercept440. You have one thing right—“Anderson doesn’t run.” Anderson will shit on Chael’s face. Awww, the White guy is upset. I don’t see anyone stopping your opinion. You speak like a confused eigh-year-old.
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No one speaketh of political correctness except you. Btw, you are reading this right now.
NinjaVanish- October 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm
Listening to all these leaky, excited vaginas on here makes me wonder how many of them are aware that Sonnen and Silva already fought. How did that go again? Who won?

Here is Sonnen in a nutshell: Ignorant, mediocre wrestler who managed to beat Stann, a guy who is a striker and dosen't really have a great ground game. Sonnen runs his mouth constantly and in more than one fight tapped then tried to bullshit his way out and say he didnt tap. Fuck Sonnen he is a cheater and a fucking windbag.
intercept440- October 17, 2011 at 4:24 pm
fact: the fans what to see this fight... so...it will happen. whether anderson wants it or not. anderson doesnt run the ufc. dana does, and dana is about the $$$. that fight will reap massive ppv numbers.
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will chael win? we will find out .
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to all the people who get butthurt and throw the word racist around... fuck off and lighten up. people are allowed there own opoions, whether they are polictially correct or not.dont liek it dont read it or watch it on tv. you cant make anyone conform to your line of thought that doesnt already think that way.
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@xeno btw i dont think your comment was racist or politically incorrect, it was funny .
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most of you know my thoughts on politically correctness anyways.
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so i want go any further there.


peace out bitches
jfjjfjff- October 17, 2011 at 2:33 pm
this comment thread is lol.
RoJoegan- October 17, 2011 at 12:48 pm
Awww, Faux, it looks like you hit a nerve.
KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike- October 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm
Great caption.....Lindland's always been a chatch, even when he was a legitimate fighter he was always a douche, the original lay and pray-er
XENOPHON- October 17, 2011 at 11:55 am
@humperdinkal
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That's an interesting piece of intelligence I am going to file away over future bouts with Sonnen. Stann is built well, and is strong himself. Your friends comments carry much weight. I think we all have come across those few that have the ability to exhibit exceptional strength.
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@tmanifold
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No doubt what you said is true, and most that don't compete just wouldn't know that...as the media distorts with intent.
tmanifold- October 17, 2011 at 8:32 am
@ mongrel you are an idiot who clearly knows nothing about wrestling or PEDS. Sonnen sure didn't out wrestle silva because is an international level wrestler. Nope must have been the test. Peds are not magic, they don't turn you in to the hulk. It takes a lot of hard work to take advantage of them, in fact steriods, hgh and test, all allow you to work harder than with out it. Taking hgh right before the fight would be useless. BTW not defending chael just stating facts.
humperdinkal- October 17, 2011 at 7:25 am
No, there's not.
Chael is a prick, but he's a tough fuck. A friend of mine who trains with Stann mentioned that Chael is deceiving with his strength. He's unfortunately strong as an ox, a reason why Silva had so many issues with Chale's take downs.
As pathetic of a human being Chael has proven time and time again to be, it seems Silva and his Choir of coaches are avoiding this fight for good reason.
virpz- October 16, 2011 at 11:28 pm
Yeah sure, he lost the first fight bleeding like a pig even with astronomic testosterone levels that lead his suspension.
Team quest has many fuckcheatingtards there. Mr. Lindland the guy that tap then don't tap. Oh yeah ! Chael did tap in their first fight then pretended he didn't tap.
Must be some kind of misterious staph infection on their gym. Stick to politic both of you.
XENOPHON- October 16, 2011 at 8:38 pm
@Faux Rogan
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Fuck off with your moral and ethical lectures or racist groans. Yeah I said, “little brown belly button”, “boy_Anderson.” He is sure as hell not white, red, yellow or blue. I didn't call him a negroe, spook, or nigger.
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He's black, period. And when Sonnen kept his ass in the mat like a little boy on his back with his little brown belly button facing up towards the roof, its cause his black ass had zero answer for the entire 25 minutes, but he did get a lucky hail Mary submission in the last minute or two.
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So go get you some of that black cock your love so much and chill out with the zealous defenses of celebrities, or the fact that I called a black man, brown.
RoJoegan- October 16, 2011 at 8:05 pm
Vitor v. Sonnen is a better fight for shemale Chael. But I can’t wait to see Anderson take a shit on his face.
smellypiratehooker- October 16, 2011 at 6:59 pm
@ gladheateher
A little harsh for an opinion but I guess that's yours.
I say that I would like to see Vitor fight him again because he is much better then that. Just like GSP was much better then Matt Serra when he lost to him his first bout. Now I know that there is quite the disparity of talent in the two bouts but hey, it's just my opinion.
Gladheateher- October 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm
Fucking Vitor lost his fight to Silva after Chael nearly took the belt.
Did you guys forget the front crane kick that Ko'd Vitor in the 1st round. Anyone who mentions Vitor as a contender should have their comment erased.
TheWarsawExpress- October 16, 2011 at 12:58 pm
Too bad Vitor didn't use punches to the back of the head, bro. Otherwise it would be Chael v. Belfort.

Silva is sort of a douche in that his performance depends on his opponnents standing on the outside waiting for him to kick their heads off. But I also think you should just factor in two things 1. Sonnen pissed hot. 2. Silva was not 100% for the fight. I know no one is 100% for a fight, but he looked sluggish, and in pain during the original fight. So I think for the second fight, Silva should get roided to the gills to balance out the advantage Sonnen had for the first go around. I will personally be laughing myself to death when Silva knocks Sonnens loud lower jaw out into the 5th row. Anyway, it is the only way to really make it fair.
smellypiratehooker- October 16, 2011 at 9:25 am
I thought that Vitor's destruction of Akiyama was much more impressive then chael's submission over stann.
Kimbos Bread- October 16, 2011 at 9:14 am
Now you're starting to see what happened with Fedor:
All greats will try and protect their records when their careers seem to be winding down. Except Fedor couldn't resist punching cans until one subbed him. Silva's group is trying to avoid any risks like M-1 did with Fedor.
smellypiratehooker- October 16, 2011 at 9:11 am
@ crushco

Vitor Belfort. I think the shoe would be on the others foot this time.
Fatty McDickbutts- October 16, 2011 at 8:53 am
Wait wait wait... Anthony fucking Johnson???

Lol

Sorry, Anderson has to lose eventually - he's not gonna retire with his belt. Chael is clearly the #1 contender, and everyone bitching about how he doesn't deserve a fight is just afraid (like Silva) of seeing a new MW champ. I've never seen this much hysteria over a rematch before.. Some people really want him to retire on top, but there aren't enough fucking Okamis or Maias in the division to pad Silva's record forever.

Sonnen could get tapped again, sure, but at least he isn't running away from this fight like a little bitch. It's vaguely reminiscent of Tito & Chuck
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