Chael Sonnen wants in to UFC 161 in Winnipeg, reports say it will happen

A Brazilian website reported Monday that American Chael Sonnen, known for his bombastic ways, will...

A Brazilian website reported Monday that American Chael Sonnen, known for his bombastic ways, will replace the injured Antonio Regerio Nogueira and fight Shogun Rua in the UFC's first Manitoba card, which will take place at MTS Centre on June 15.

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:36 AM ET

It appears the UFC 161 card is about to get a lot louder.

A Brazilian website reported Monday that American Chael Sonnen, known for his bombastic ways, will replace the injured Antonio Regerio Nogueira and fight Shogun Rua in the UFC’s first Manitoba card, which will take place at MTS Centre on June 15.

As soon as word leaked that Nogueira was out due to a back injury, Sonnen was doing all he could to make sure he was in. He immediately fired off a Tweet to Rua.

“I HEAR BRAZILIAN CHICKEN IS OFF THE MENU,” he wrote. “AMERICAN GANGSTER IS STILL AVAILABLE IF YOU WANT TO SEND YOUR WAITRESS OVER.”


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