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CHAEL SONNEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

ESPN hires former UFC fighter, Fox analyst Chael Sonnen

Former UFC fighter and Fox Sports analyst Chael Sonnen is heading back into the TV world. He’s joined ESPN as an analyst, according to a report from the AP. Sonnen will make his ESPN debut on Friday, previewing Saturday night’s UFC 180. He’ll be making frequent appearances on SportsCenter and other ESPN platforms talking MMA. He was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission...
Via Awful Announcing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Hired By ESPN Analyst After MMA Ban

Four months after Chael Sonnen’s performance-enhancing drug use got him kicked out of the octagon and off television, the ex-UFC middleweight is getting another chance to analyze the sport. Sonnen has joined ESPN as a mixed martial arts analyst, returning to broadcast media after he was fired by Fox and suspended from fighting by the Nevada Athletic Commission during the summer...
Via Thacover2
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sonnen gets new TV gig

Roughly five months after getting fired from the UFC and FOX for flunking two random drug tests within a matter of four weeks, former UFC middleweight top contender Chael Sonnen (pictured) has been signed by ESPN. “I love to break down fights,” Sonnen told The Associated Press. “I love to watch them. The fact that ESPN will allow me to do that on the air in a fancy suit and...
Via 5thRound.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Angered By UFC ‘Enslavement’ As Chael Sonnen Fight Falls Through

The XFC promotion have made an ambition play to put together the fight-that-never-was between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen, but despite ‘The Axe-Murderer’s’ enthusiasm it appears to be a non-starter. Silva had announced his retirement from the sport recently, but when XFC came calling with the prospect of fighting his rival Sonnen at an event on New Years Eve he quickly...
Via Fight Of The Night
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva rips UFC in retirement announcement video

On Friday, MMA icon Wanderlei Silva (pictured) unceremoniously announced his retirement from fighting via a YouTube video. The slugger didn’t pull any punches on his way out, blasting the UFC for not showing him the proper respect and turning his legion of fans against him. “I am stepping down from the ring. After today, Wanderlei Silva will not fight again,” Silva stated....
Via 5thRound.com
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Ross to call his first ever MMA event, team with Sonnen

Legendary pro wrestling announcer Jim Ross will return to the broadcast booth and call his first-ever MMA show on October 3rd, and his broadcast partner is a familiar face to UFC fans – disgraced former Fox analyst Chael Sonnen. Ross and Sonnen will team up to call the Battleground MMA show from Tulsa, Oklahoma, which will air on pay-per-view. The show’s main draw is an eight...
Via Awful Announcing
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen: ‘I caught War Machine’

Jonathan “War Machine” Koppenhaver was caught and arrested earlier today in Simi Valley, California after days on the run following the horrific beating of his ex-girlfriend, adult film actress Christy Mack.  The story caught national attention due to the gruesome details and the dreadful pictures Mack shared of her injuries when giving her statement on Twitter. Dog the Bounty...
Via Fight Hub TV
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen suspended two years for failed drug tests

If Chael Sonnen (pictured) was even remotely thinking of coming out of retirement, the former UFC middleweight top contender will have to wait at least two years to do so. During Wednesday’s hearing, the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to suspended Sonnen for 24 months for flunking two random drug tests. The 37-year-old must also reimburse the committee for...
Via 5thRound.com
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen “Accepts Responsibility For His Actions” Regarding Drug Test Failures

We have finally heard from Chael Sonnen regarding the complaint filed against him from the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding his two drug test failures. Sonnen’s lawyer, Jeff Meyer sent the NSAC a response to the complaint that was filed against his client last month. Here was the most telling statement from Meyer in response to the complaint. “Mr. Sonnen does not dispute...
Via Between The Ropes
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen announces his retirement from MMA

One day after bumbling through another bogus explanation why he failed yet another drug test, UFC fighter Chael Sonnen (pictured) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. Sonnen called it quits on Wednesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight.” It was confirmed Tuesday that Sonnen flunked a random drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission during UFC 173...
Via 5thRound.com
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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