Thales Leites Replaces Rafael Natal Against Ed Herman at UFC 167
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.02.2013
Since Natal was shifted to a different card…
The UFC has announced that Thales Leites will replace Rafael Natal against Ed Herman at UFC 167 in November. Natal had to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Ed Herman in order to face Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight Night 31 in the same month.
Leites recently made a successful return to the UFC, defeating Tom Watson at UFC 163. UFC 167 is set for November 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
[VIDEO] Chael Sonnen Comments on Wanderlei Silva Confronting Him at Mr. Olympia Expo
"Accosting a gangster can be hazardous."
On UFC Tonight this week, Chael Sonnen spoke out about his recent confrontation with Wanderlei Silva at the Mr. Olympia Expo in Las Vegas. Below are some highlights and a video of the segment:
Sonnen on what Silva did: "I'm all for Wanderlei having a little fun. Good for him. Let him have his fun. But Wanderlei, three things: First off, if you're going to do a publicity stunt, do not bring your own camera. It looks staged, which it was. It insults your audience. Assume that they're going to connect the dots. Show up where a camera is, and then go into your routine. Secondly, in this country and within this industry, if you refuse to fight a guy like you did me, you forfeit your right to talk about that person in this type of fashion. Accosting someone in public can be regrettable. Accosting a gangster can be hazardous. Third and finally, Wanderlei, if you would like to come on this very set and conduct a conventional and traditional style interview, we here at 'UFC Tonight' will pay your way."