Morning Report: Chael Sonnen: Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira 2 is ‘most resisted rematch in UFC history’

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Chael Sonnen doesn’t see much interest in the upcoming UFC light heavyweight title fight.

UFC 282 is set to be the promotion’s last pay-per-view event of 2022 and, as usual, it’s going to be a big hit. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of speculation surrounding this event regarding the possibility of Jon Jones’ long-awaited return to action, which is almost impossible now as December 10 approaches.

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Jones has been planning a heavyweight debut since vacating his light heavyweight crown in early 2020 in hopes of challenging the imposing champion Francis Ngannou. However, many obstacles stopped this opportunity, which led to former champion Stipe Miocic being the next player. Instead of ending the year with this momentous event, current light heavyweight title holder Jiri Prochazka will take on the man he defeated for the belt, Glover Teixeira, in the main event of UFC 282.

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The aforementioned Sonnen, a former UFC 205 pounder and title contender himself, believes this was the worst possible outcome for the promotion.

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“Jon Jones is not going to fight Stipe at the T-Mobile Arena in the UFC on Dec. 10,” Sonnen said. his youtube channel. “There is no news about this card this week. There will be a world title fight that night, it was the most resisted world title fight. This is the most resisted rematch in UFC history. The promotion didn’t want to do it and you guys didn’t ask them to, and the fighters didn’t fucking do anything.

By the way, these are my friends. I just spoke to Glover. I don’t stab him in the back, but it happened. There’s a world title fight that wasn’t discussed at all, but there was no Jon Jones.”

While the hype around Jones’ return is recent, Prochaska has been open about his desire to show a cleaner performance against Teixeira in a rematch after his late win in June. Denisa’s wish came true and the fans are sure to get another good clash as the first one was the caliber fight of the year.

However, pure martial arts prowess doesn’t always sell best, and Sonnen believes the data speaks for itself.

“Here I’m talking about a world title fight that none of you are interested in, and the promotion has done all it can. [not to make]”, Sonnen said. “Get Anthony Smith that W, get [Magomed] Ankalaev with the audience, maybe the promo will cut the promo. They did everything they could to keep this damned match from happening, but here we are. This is an amazing fight, these are two deadly rivals. We can play this game. But I’ve played this game before, but none of you clicked on it, none of you wanted to listen.”


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I think we can all agree that Prochazka vs. Teixeira 2 doesn’t make any sense right now. The first fight was so good that I don’t think anyone really wants to complain that he’s back as soon as possible.

Thanks for reading!


Last week’s results:

Friday: 69% of 358 votes answered “UFC 281” when asked “Which 2022 UFC PPV Finals do you like best?”

Thursday: 52% of 704 votes answered “Israel Adesanya” to the question “Who will win?” Adesanya will defend his UFC middleweight title against Alex Pereira in the main event of UFC 281 this Saturday.

Wednesday: 79% of 831 votes answered “Jake Paul” when asked “If Jake Paul fights Nate Diaz next, who will you pick?”

Tuesday: 66% of 283 votes answered “Marina Rodriguez” to the question “Who will win this weekend?” Amanda Lemos defeated Rodriguez via TKO in the third round of the UFC Vegas 64 main event.

Monday: 63% of 546 votes answered “Yes” to the question “Will Jake Paul face Nate Diaz next?”

Today’s exit poll:


Are you more or less excited about Prochazka vs Teixeira 2 than before the first fight?

  • 46%

    (246 votes)

  • 53%

    (279 votes)

total 525 votes

Vote now

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