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Silent Sonnen

Jon Jones fought Chael Sonnen at UFC 159

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If you're wondering why your Internet didn't slow to a crawl this week, one possibility is that Chael Sonnen didn't fire away at Mauricio "Shogun" Rua much leading up to their headline bout Saturday in Boston on UFC Fight Night on Fox Sports 1.

Below are the juiciest of Sonnen's work on the conference call from earlier this week. None of them figure to have the type of staying power...

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Michael Bisping lends Alan Belcher a quote

Michael Bisping at weigh-ins for UFC, in Sao

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Michael Bisping says a great many things about a great many people when questions are posed of him.

And sometimes, the talkative Brit will answer questions asked of people.

On Monday's UFC 159 media conference call, a reporter asked Alan Belcher what he thought a win over Bisping would do for his career in the middleweight division.

Belcher began to answer the question. He got...

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Michael Bisping says something nice about Chris Weidman

British fighter Michael Bisping gestures during the weigh-in

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Michael Bisping has done his share of bashing Long Island's Chris Weidman in the public sphere when there's a camera available.

Well, here's a video where Bisping actually says nice/positive things about Weidman's chances against middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 162 in July.

(Newsday's app users can watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIiDBTtQONU)...

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Michael Bisping continues anti-Chris Weidman talk

Michael Bisping waits to fight Vitor Belfort at

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Michael Bisping never runs short on words to say. And when the UFC middleweight from England uses his words talk about Long Island's Chris Weidman, they're usually not nice ones.

A report surfaced late this week from Brazilian publication Tatame that the UFC is negotiating with Anderson Silva to defend his title against Weidman in July.

When asked Friday about that, Bisping said Weidman...

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