Anthony Pettis defeats Benson Henderson with an armbar in the first round to become the new champ.
In the main event of UFC Fight Night 26, three-time title challenger Chael Sonnen was able to earn a first round submission over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Sonnen pulled guard once he had a guillotine choke locked in and he immediately forced Shogun to tap.
After the fight, the bad guy came back out of Sonnen.
“I’m the man of the hour, too sweet to be sour. What you see is what you get and what you don’t is better yet. I’m the women’s pick, I’m the men’s regret and if you pick against Chael Sonnen you made a bad bet,” Sonnen said during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.
That was the always entertaining intro that we get from Sonnen, but then he went in to attack mode and delivered a perfectly executed call out of Wanderlei Silva.
“Now, right here on the UFC’s new home, FOX Sports 1. Wanderlei Silva, 6-foot tall and 205-pounds. Boy, until I met you, I didn’t know they could stack crap that high. I just got done with a world champion. If you don’t think I’ll add a middle-aged comedian just for the goddamn pleasure of it, you better think again. Wanderlei Silva, in three months, you and the bad guy.”
“I wonder how the piece of meat was feeling when we bought him the Bentley. That statement right there, drives me insane. A year and a half ago nobody knew who Jon Jones was. Now the kid’s a multi-millionaire and he’s got this, that, you know?
When I see him in Toronto, that’s the first fucking thing we’re going to talk about. Piece of meat? That sounds like something a male supermodel would say” - Dana White on Jon Jones
UFC 151 has been canceled because light-heavyweight contender Dan Henderson has a knee injury and champion Jon Jones declined UFC President Dana White’s request that Jones fight Chael Sonnen in Henderson’s place.
White says he was surprised and disappointed that Jones turned down a fight with Sonnen, forcing the cancellation.
Last week UFC champ Jon Jones announced his newest sponser would be Nike. What should be considered a landmark deal with the mainstream sports world has been marred by Jones’ recent run-in with the law, something not lost on outspoken World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar CM Punk, who blasted the partnership via his Twitter.
"Let’s reward more drunk drivers with endorsement deals! #responsibility"