Fortunately, Sonnen’s stint at 205 pounds is over. His submission of Mauricio Rua was an anomaly rather than an indication of his promise as a light heavyweight. With TUF Brasil 3 and Wanderlei Silva already on tap, Sonnen’s next move is already set in stone barring some sort of injury. However, it should be said there’s a significant chance his fight with Silva will be the last of his career. Sonnen, who turns 37 next April, seems ready to move on into broadcasting and is running out of interesting adversaries.
There were twelve losers emerging from the carnage at UFC 167, though most folks would argue one of the involved men was a victim of circumstance rather than his adversary’s abilities. In the evening’s main event, welterweight Johny Hendricks gave it his all against champion Georges St-Pierre over a 25-minute tilt only to have two of the three judges scoring things see things differently than the rest of the world. What’s next for Hendricks, or the other eleven fighters who lost more decisively, remains to be seen but one thing is for sure – fans will be talking about the event for years to come! (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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