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Chael Sonnen vs. Nick Diaz? Sonnen says it nearly happened at UR Fight…

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Chael Sonnen returns to the mats this Sunday when he welcomes old foe Michael Bisping in an exhibition grappling match at UR Fight, the curious one-off event set to showcase a mish-mash of combat sports at Phoenix’s Celebrity Theatre. And while four years may have passed since Sonnen and Bisping first threw down on FOX, the retired UFC contender is confident history will repeat itself come March 20.

“Oh, he has no chance,” Sonnen told MMA Fighting. “He has absolutely no chance. I will lay on top of him for 15 minutes and then go home. I might submit him. I’m certainly going to try, but he’s not going to go anywhere. I’m going to take him down and whisper in his ear: ‘welcome to the next 15 minutes of your life.'”

Sonnen and Bisping’s unofficial rematch is part of a triple-header which also features a pro wrestling match between Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio, as well as a boxing attraction which sees one of the sport’s greatest champions, Roy Jones Jr., fight a contest-winning fan. MMA legends Dan Severn and Tank Abbott were also slated to take part in a rematch of their 1995 marathon bout, however Abbott was forced out after failing a pre-fight physical.

If it all sounds bizarre… well, that’s because it pretty much is.

The event is the brainchild of URShow.tv, an online content network which also produces Sonnen’s new political show, The Republic of Sonnen. And according to Sonnen, the initial UR Fight pitch was even farther out of left field than the oddball card the team settled on.

“They were talking about wanting to do something like this, and the first time I talked to them, they said, ‘what do you think about boxing Roy Jones Jr.?'” Sonnen ….View full article

Source:: mma fighting