Chael Sonnen claims boxing grudge match with Jorge Masvidal is locked in for October 2024

Chael Sonnen claims boxing grudge match with Jorge Masvidal is locked in for October 2024A boxing match with Anderson Silva isn’t the only big-money fight on Chael Sonnen’s calendar this year. On Sunday,…

Chael Sonnen claims boxing grudge match with Jorge Masvidal is locked in for October 2024

A boxing match with Anderson Silva isn’t the only big-money fight on Chael Sonnen’s calendar this year.

On Sunday, it was revealed that ‘The Spider’ would compete one last time in Brazil against his former foe on June 15. The bout will go down six weeks before their inaugural clash at UFC 117 is forever enshrined in the UFC Hall of Fame.

Chael Sonnen

But according to ‘The American Gangster,’ a trilogy fight with Silva is just the beginning.

“Anderson said for Chael to pick the rule set and it was just a situation where I’ve always wanted to box,” Sonnen said during the latest episode of EPSN’s Good Guy/Bad Guy. “I’ve got this thing coming up with Jorge Masvidal. If we’re just letting all these secrets out, I’ve got this thing coming up with Masvidal in October of this year and that thing has been coming up ever since ESPN sequestered me in Miami at UFC 299 to try and protect me from Masvidal.

“There was nothing that hurt my ego more than me being the one who was being locked down and I only share that with you because I’ve known this Masvidal thing was coming and when you let the cat out of the bag, the Masvidal vs. Diaz [fight], I don’t want to step on Diaz’s toes, but I’ve got Jorge in my sights because when I step in there with Masvidal, it’s going to be eight rounds and they are going to have the 10 or 12-ounce gloves so it’s going to be a little bit of a different situation.”

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Jorge Masvidal chomping at the bit to break chael sonnen’s ‘eye orbital’

The rivalry between Jorge Masvidal and Chael Sonnen seemingly came out of nowhere after ‘Gamebred’ randomly threatened to “break [Sonnen’s] eye orbital” during a scathing rant on The MMA Hour earlier this year. “He’s a cheating f*ck,” Masivdal added. “Like, if you – he’s gotten caught with more substances in his body, than any other competitor in the history.”

The two have since traded barbs back and forth on social media. In March, Sonnen claimed that he was sequestered at the demand of ESPN while in Miami for UFC 299 to protect him from a potential run-in with Masvidal.

Chael Sonnen

Currently, Masvidal is gearing up for a rematch with Nate Diaz on July 6. The two fan favorites first met at UFC 244 in 2019 for the inaugural BMF title. ‘Gamebred’ won the bout via a doctor’s stoppage following the third round.

It was the last fight Masvidal won before effectively retiring from MMA in 2023.

Masvidal vs. Sonnen

Breaking – Anderson Silva set to fight Chael Sonnen in boxing match trilogy in Brazil this July

Anderson Silva set to fight Chael Sonnen in boxing match trilogy in Brazil this JulyFollowing their recent induction into the ‘Fight Wing’ of the UFC Hall of Fame, former middleweight stars, Anderson Silva…

Anderson Silva set to fight Chael Sonnen in boxing match trilogy in Brazil this July

Following their recent induction into the ‘Fight Wing’ of the UFC Hall of Fame, former middleweight stars, Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen will face-off for a third time in a boxing match on July 15. in the former’s native Brazil.

Silva, a former undisputed middleweight champion under the banner of the UFC, was recently the subject of a surprising call out from acting star, Terry Crews over the course of the weekend, with the latter offering to travel to Silva’s home country to land a boxing match.

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Anderson Silva set to meet Chael Sonnen in July boxing match

However, according to reports tonight, Anderson Silva will take on WEC veteran and former two-weight UFC title challenger, Chael Sonnen in a boxing match in July – with the Oregon native confirming the bout on social media.

“Anderson, I’ll see you June 15th…” Chael Sonnen posted on his official X account

The bout, which is set to take place under the banner of Spaten Fight Night, will take place on July 15. in Sao Paulo, according to an announcement from the organization. 

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At the time of publication, the organization have yet to confirm the weight class both Silva and Sonnen will compete in, nor the limit of rounds they will face-off under in the ring, and whether or not the bout would be a professional match, or an exhibition outing.

Twice competing against each other under the banner of the above-mentioned, UFC, Brazilian phenom, Silva scored a stunning rallying submission win over title challenger, Sonnen back in 2010 at UFC 117, slapping on a late fifth round triangle choke win in a bout he was set to lose on the judge’s scorecards.

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Two years later at UFC 148, Sonnen faced Silva in a title fight rematch, having earned the botu with back-to-back wins over both Brian Stann, and Michael Bisping, ultimately succumbing to second round strikes in a TKO defeat to the middleweight icon.

Who wins in a trilogy fight: Anderson Silva or Chael Sonnen?

Oleksandr Usyk accused of using illegal inhaler in Tyson Fury fight, turns out to be his cross

Oleksandr Usyk accused of using illegal inhaler in Tyson Fury fight, turns out to be his crossTyson Fury fans are already trying to discredit Oleksandr Usyk’s win on Saturday, claiming the Ukrainian sensation used an…

Oleksandr Usyk accused of using illegal inhaler in Tyson Fury fight, turns out to be his cross

Tyson Fury fans are already trying to discredit Oleksandr Usyk’s win on Saturday, claiming the Ukrainian sensation used an illegal inhaler in between rounds.

Boxing has its first unified heavyweight world champion in 25 years after Usyk delivered a stunning performance against ‘The Gypsy King’ during their 12-round affair in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh. While Fury appeared to have things well in hand in the early going, Usyk turned it up in the later rounds — particularly in the ninth when he was credited with a knockdown after overwhelming Fury with an onslaught of strikes.

Oleksandr Usyk

However, some skeptics were quick to cry foul after a clip of Usyk in his corner began making the rounds on social media. The clip, which you can see below, had commenters accusing ‘The Cat’ of using an inhaler between rounds seven and eight.

As it turns out, there was no inhaler. The object in question turned out to be a cross.

Tyson Fury Credits Oleksandr Usyk’s Title Win on Ukraine

After taking a fairly significant beating to the body, Usyk bounced back beautifully, showing off his conditioning compared to that of the significantly bigger Brit. Fortunately, rumors of him using an inhaler were quickly debunked as it could have resulted in a disqualification, putting a big fat blemish on an otherwise spectacular fight.

Oleksandr Usyk

Following the fight, Fury insisted that he was the rightful winner after coming up on the wrong side of a split decision. He even went so far as to suggest that the war between Ukraine — Usyk’s home country — and Russia played a role in the scoring.

“You know his country’s at war, so people are siding for the country at war,’’ Fury said during a post-fight interview. “Make no mistake, I won that fight, and I’ll be back.’’

While some of the scores provided by the presiding judges raised a few eyebrows, the consensus appears to approve of Usyk’s win.

Oleksandr Usyk

Regardless, Fury will have the chance to even the series via a rematch clause that was worked into their initial fight contract. No official details have been revealed, but the two are rumored to run it back in October.

Tyson Fury claims he would have finished Oleksandr Usyk via KO if he knew he was rounds down: ‘I was having fun’

Tyson Fury claims he would have knocked out Oleksandr Usyk if he knew he was down roundsTyson Fury reacts to decision loss to Oleksandr Usyk last night in Saudi Arabia. Fury was handed the first…

Tyson Fury claims he would have knocked out Oleksandr Usyk if he knew he was down rounds

Tyson Fury reacts to decision loss to Oleksandr Usyk last night in Saudi Arabia.

Fury was handed the first defeated in his professional boxing career in, being dropped and almost finished by Usyk in the ninth round. Fury would have success of his own over the 12-rounds, picking up rounds of his own during the middle stages of the contest ‘The Gypsy King’ would land his own stinging shots which left Usyk visibly affected. 

Conor McGregor issues warning to Tyson Fury about tall task to beat Oleksandr Usyk in title rematch

However, Fury did noy push the action during the end of the fight which costed him dearly when it was time to tally up the scores. While Fury had likely not fully recovered, 

Tyson Fury claims he would have finished Oleksandr Usyk if he knew he was down rounds

“I always say it’s about getting paid and getting laid,” Tyson Fury said. “We did that tonight. I thank Oleksandr for the good fight. It was a close fight, you know? I believe I thought I did enough, but I’m not a judge. I can’t judge a fight while I’m boxing it. If they would have said to me in the last round or whatever, ‘You’re down, go out and try and finish him,’ I would have done that.”

“But everyone in the corner believed we were up. All I had to do was just keep boxing, do what I was doing, and I thought we were getting it. But it was what it was. I’m not going to cry about spilt milk.” (H/T MMA Fighting)

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Fury would continue, paying respect to Usyk and his monumental effort which helped produce a thrilling undisputed heavyweight title fight. 

“I’ve had plenty of victories and I gave God the glory,” Tyson Fury began. “I’ve had this one loss in a close, close fight with a good man like Usyk, and it was what it was. I tried my best in there. I was having a lot of fun actually. I don’t know if it looked like it, but I was playing around, hands behind my back, and I was enjoying it. He’s a good fighter, Oleksandr, I was catching him and he was catching me, and it was a good fight, so I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did getting punched in the face.”

Oleksandr Usyk earns hard fought split decision win over Tyson Fury in undisputed title fight

Fury does have a rematch clause in his contract with Usyk so should he choose, the pair will run it back at the end of the year.

How did you score Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk? 

Conor McGregor issues warning to Tyson Fury amid calls for ‘Tall ask’ rematch with Oleksandr Usyk after loss

Conor McGregor issues warning to Tyson Fury about tall task to beat Oleksandr Usyk in title rematchConor McGregor reacts to Tyson Fury Vs. Oleksandr Usyk’s thrilling undisputed heavyweight title fight After years and years of…

Conor McGregor issues warning to Tyson Fury about tall task to beat Oleksandr Usyk in title rematch

Conor McGregor reacts to Tyson Fury Vs. Oleksandr Usyk’s thrilling undisputed heavyweight title fight

After years and years of talking, boxing’s undisputed heavyweight champion was crowned. Usyk produced a phenomenal performance, overcoming some mid-fight adversity to defeated Fury, almost stopping ‘The Gypsy King’ in the ninth round.

Following the decision Fury did state that he believed he had done enough to win the fight

“I believe I won that fight. I think he won a few of those rounds but I won the majority of them,” Tyson Fury said. “His country is at war, so people are siding with the country at war. Make no mistake, I won that fight in my opinion.”

Oleksandr Usyk earns hard fought split decision win over Tyson Fury in undisputed title fight

Usyk is the first undisputed heavyweight champion in 25 years and the first in the four-belt era. Usyk also captured the undisputed title at cruiserweight. 

Fury has a rematch clause in his contract and will likely activate it and will fight Usyk in October of this year. This should give him enough time to full recover and get a solid camp under his belt before heading into another clash. 

Conor McGregor reacts to Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk

Always in and around big fights, McGregor took ton social media to give his take on the monumental event. The Irishman commended Usyk for his effort and expressed his content with the current state of boxing

Oleksandr Usyk delivers emotional tribute to his late father following epic win over Tyson Fury: 'I know he's here'

“A mad hiding! What next, who knows.”Usyk is incredible. He has beat both soundly,” McGregor said.

“Whatever moves towards Tyson AJ I am for. If Fury wishes to go a second try at the wheel, AJ had two attempts so why not. Tall ask. Not impossible also. If not, AJ Usyk III last hoorah, and then win lose or draw go Tyson AJ”: “What a time to be alive thank you to the fighting gods and to God.”

Usyk

McGregor has appeared to be flirting with the idea of being involved in Saudi Arabia’s blossoming, and very well-paying boxing scene. 

Who wins in the rematch, Tyson Fury or Oleksandr Usyk?

Conor McGregor issues warning to Tyson Fury amid calls for ‘Tall ask’ rematch with Oleksandr Usyk after loss

Conor McGregor issues warning to Tyson Fury about tall task to beat Oleksandr Usyk in title rematchConor McGregor reacts to Tyson Fury Vs. Oleksandr Usyk’s thrilling undisputed heavyweight title fight After years and years of…

Conor McGregor issues warning to Tyson Fury about tall task to beat Oleksandr Usyk in title rematch

Conor McGregor reacts to Tyson Fury Vs. Oleksandr Usyk’s thrilling undisputed heavyweight title fight

After years and years of talking, boxing’s undisputed heavyweight champion was crowned. Usyk produced a phenomenal performance, overcoming some mid-fight adversity to defeated Fury, almost stopping ‘The Gypsy King’ in the ninth round.

Following the decision Fury did state that he believed he had done enough to win the fight

“I believe I won that fight. I think he won a few of those rounds but I won the majority of them,” Tyson Fury said. “His country is at war, so people are siding with the country at war. Make no mistake, I won that fight in my opinion.”

Oleksandr Usyk earns hard fought split decision win over Tyson Fury in undisputed title fight

Usyk is the first undisputed heavyweight champion in 25 years and the first in the four-belt era. Usyk also captured the undisputed title at cruiserweight. 

Fury has a rematch clause in his contract and will likely activate it and will fight Usyk in October of this year. This should give him enough time to full recover and get a solid camp under his belt before heading into another clash. 

Conor McGregor reacts to Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk

Always in and around big fights, McGregor took ton social media to give his take on the monumental event. The Irishman commended Usyk for his effort and expressed his content with the current state of boxing

Oleksandr Usyk delivers emotional tribute to his late father following epic win over Tyson Fury: 'I know he's here'

“A mad hiding! What next, who knows.”Usyk is incredible. He has beat both soundly,” McGregor said.

“Whatever moves towards Tyson AJ I am for. If Fury wishes to go a second try at the wheel, AJ had two attempts so why not. Tall ask. Not impossible also. If not, AJ Usyk III last hoorah, and then win lose or draw go Tyson AJ”: “What a time to be alive thank you to the fighting gods and to God.”

Usyk

McGregor has appeared to be flirting with the idea of being involved in Saudi Arabia’s blossoming, and very well-paying boxing scene. 

Who wins in the rematch, Tyson Fury or Oleksandr Usyk?