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


Chael Sonnen sees next to no interest in the upcoming UFC light heavyweight title bout.

UFC 282 is set as the promotion’s final pay-per-view event of 2022 and will go out with a bang as per usual. Unfortunately, there was plenty of speculation around the event regarding the possibility of a long-awaited Jon Jones return to action which is now all but out of reach as Dec. 10 draws near.

Jones has been plotting a heavyweight debut since vacating his light heavyweight crown in early 2020 with hopes of challenging the imposing champion, Francis Ngannou. However, many obstacles hampered that opportunity, leaving Stipe Miocic, a former champion, as the next contender. Instead of capping the year off with this momentous occasion, the now-light heavyweight titleholder Jiri Prochazka will run things back with the man he defeated for the belt, Glover Teixeira, in UFC 282’s main event.

A former UFC 205-pound competitor and title challenger himself, the aforementioned Sonnen feels this was the worst possible outcome for the promotion.

“Jon Jones is not going to be fighting Stipe at T-Mobile Arena in the UFC on Dec. 10,” Sonnen said on his YouTube channel. “There’s no headlines out this week about that card. It is the world title fight for which a new world champion will be determined that night. This fight was the hardest to resist. This is the UFC’s most resistible rematch. It was not what the promotion wanted, but you didn’t tell them. The fighters did absolutely nothing.

“These are my friends by the way. Glover was just a conversation. I do not stab him in the back, but this is what happened. Jon Jones was .”

absent from a fight for the world title.

While the excitement surrounding Jones’ return has increased recently, Prochazka is vocal in his desire to give a better performance against Teixeira by staging a rematch after his June title victory. Prochazka gets what he wants and fans can expect another great fight as this was fight-of the-year-caliber action.

Pure Martial Arts brilliance may not always be what sells well, but Sonnen believes the data speaks for it self.

“Here I am talking about a world championship fight that none of you are interested in and that the promotion did everything they could [not to make],” Sonnen said. “Get Anthony Smith that W, get [Magomed] Ankalaev over with the audience, maybe he could cut a promo. Although they tried their best to make it a win, we’re here. It’s an awesome fight, it’s two killer competitors. We can play that game. But I played that game before but none of you clicked on it, none of you wanted to hear.”


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The MMA Hour.

UFC 281 Embedded 1.

Adesanya’s greatest hits.

Adesanya’s secret.

Top 10 UFC flyweight submissions.

Brutal Bellator knockouts part 2.

The war room: Poirier against. Chandler.







I can’t get enough Chael’s hate for John Cena.

Suggestions? m/

My goodness.



Fair enough.

Wild times.

Elsa has been found.

Mr. Ferguson.



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Denice Zamboanga (8-1) vs. Lin Heqin (15-4-1); ONE on Prime Video 5, Dec. 2

Warlley Alves (15-5) vs. Nicolas Dalby (20-4-1); UFC 283, Jan. 21


I think we can all agree that Prochazka vs. Teixeira 2 makes no sense at all right now. It was so great that no one can complain about it being rescheduled as quickly as possible.

Thanks for reading!


Last Week’s Results:

Friday: 69% of 358 total votes answered “UFC 281” when asked, “Which final UFC PPV of 2022 are you most excited for?”

Thursday: 52% of 704 total votes answered “Israel Adesanya” when asked, “Who wins?” Adesanya defends his UFC middleweight title against Alex Pereira in UFC 281’s main event this Saturday.

Wednesday: 79% of 831 total votes answered “Jake Paul” when asked, “If Jake Paul boxes Nate Diaz next, who you got?”

Tuesday: 66% of 283 total votes answered “Marina Rodriguez” when asked, “Who wins this weekend?” Amanda Lemos defeated Rodriguez via third-round TKO in UFC Vegas 64’s main event.

Monday: 63% of 546 total votes answered “Yes” when asked, “Will Jake Paul face Nate Diaz next?”

Today’s exit poll :

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