Chael Sonnen vs Brian Stann at UFC 136

Pearce

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The American Hero returns

http://mmajunkie.com/news/24294/mid...ian-stann-targeted-for-ufc-136-in-houston.mma



Of all the targets at which Chael Sonnen (25-11-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC) has aimed, the toughest one may be ahead.

Not long after a bout with Lyoto Machida was nixed, sources today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the onetime middleweight contender will stay in his division and is targeted for a meeting with Brian Stann (11-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at UFC 136, which takes place Oct. 8 at Toyota Center in Houston.

Verbal agreements are in place for the bout, though contracts haven't been signed.

Sonnen previously has taken aim at Machida on Twitter, which has led to intense rumors about a fall fight between the two. That matchup, however, was shot down this morning, as MMAjunkie.com reported.

Sonnen was freed to fight exactly one week ago after serving a suspension handed down this past May by the California State Athletic Commission. The commission issued an indefinite suspension after determining that the fighter had given inconsistent statements about his testosterone-replacement therapy this past December in an appeal of a one-year suspension that was issued in the wake of his UFC 117 loss to Anderson Silva (which was later halved to six months). The commission also cited his conviction earlier this year on one felony charge of money laundering when handing down the suspension.

It is unknown whether Sonnen will apply for a therapeutic-use exemption with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which will oversee the Oct. 8 event.

Stann, meanwhile, is coming off an impressive TKO victory over former World Victory Road/Sengoku champion Jorge Santiago at UFC 130. Prior to that, he stopped Chris Leben with strikes at UFC 125. The fast-rising contender and former WEC champ has now won five of his past six fights, and the lone defeat came to top contender Phil Davis before Stann's move down from light heavyweight.
 

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I'm hoping for Sonnen to win. There is something Stopping me from liking Stann. I dunno what it is though. And after seeing the latest Sonnen interview with Helwani, the guy is a fucking riot.
 

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Is it too much to hope Sonnen dies in the cage?

I hate that lying cheating mother fucker so much....

The shit he puled with the mortgage crap is the reason the housing market is shit now. Fucking broker's lying to give kickbacks to people to buy a house they can't fucking afford.
 

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So youuuu... like him then?
 

Your_Moms_Box

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I'll be rooting for stann, but i think chaels gonna wrestle out a dec. and then talk a lot of shit and then make an ass of himself once again
nah man.

Chael finishes fights with his hands.

usually with a tapping motion.




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This card is turning into a great night of fights. Edgar/Maynard III, Ken Flo/ Aldo, Wackbag's own:J-Lau/ Guillard. Can't fucking wait for this PPV, might actually order it.
 
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This card is turning into a great night of fights. Edgar/Maynard III, Ken Flo/ Aldo, Wackbag's own:J-Lau/ Guillard. Can't fucking wait for this PPV, might actually order it.
Hopefully I will be on an island in the Caribbean that week, but if not, I might have to road trip on over to Houston.
 
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I'll be rooting for stann, but i think chaels gonna wrestle out a dec
Stann's past with wrestlers makes me think the samething. They gave him a guy who can't wrestle to make sure he gets the next shot at the title to sell another 600k+ PPV buys.

This card is turning into a great night of fights. Edgar/Maynard III, Ken Flo/ Aldo, Wackbag's own:J-Lau/ Guillard. Can't fucking wait for this PPV, might actually order it.
Totally agree, if no injuries happen this card has the potential to be one of the best in a long long time.