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Tito Ortiz retires after choking out Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 (VIDEO)

Tito Ortiz is going out the same way he began his mixed martial arts career—on top. Ortiz squared off against Chael Sonnen on Saturday night, which was interesting, as the two have a combined age of 80 years. Both are UFC originals, and they’re not spring chickens anymore. Plus, they don’t really like one another, which was evident in Ortiz not letting up after submitting Sonnen...
Via The Sports Daily
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Jenna Jameson responds to vulgar zinger from Chael Sonnen

Jenna Jameson responded to a vulgar zinger she was the target of during Thursday’s Bellator 170 press conference between Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen.Sonnen and Ortiz are fighting on Saturday in a heavily hyped fight. Sonnen is known for having a big mouth, so it’s no surprise he brought out the blasts during the press conference. That included a reference to Jameson, whom Ortiz...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen verbally eviscerated Tito Ortiz at a Bellator press conference

Chael Sonnen is one of the best talkers in sports. Whenever he gets a microphone in his hand and an opponent in his crosshairs, you’d better believe that Sonnen isn’t going to let him off light. On Thursday, Sonnen took aim at Tito Ortiz during a Bellator press conference in advance of their fight at The Forum in Inglewood on Saturday. It wasn’t even close to being a fair...
Via The Comeback
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen rips Brock Lesnar, talks Submission Underground

Chael Sonnen is sticking to his guns.The three-time UFC title contender retired just over two years ago ahead of a sanction handed down from the Nevada State Athletic Commission after testing positive for several banned substances.Sonnen decided to call it a career and then he was handed a two year suspension from the governing body in Nevada, but as that sanction comes near its...
Via FOX Sports
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Sonnen: McGregor is 27 pounds over his weight limit

By Sam Galanis If the rumors are true, then Conor McGregor is going to have to drop some significant weight ahead of his UFC 189 fight against Chad Mendes. And he’s going to have to do it before Saturday. Former UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen appeared on “The Jim Rome Show” on Friday and told the host he saw McGregor recently and thought he looked huge. In fact...
Via NESN.com
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen to work as pro wrestling analyst

By Joe Lucia Former UFC fighter and Fox analyst Chael Sonnen, now working as an MMA analyst for ESPN, will be working in another form of entertainment in the future – pro wrestling. Sonnen was named the “expert analyst” for Global Force Wrestling, a new promotion that will be run by former WWE star Jeff Jarrett and his wife Karen. Since his falling out with the UFC and Fox...
Via Awful Announcing
May 09, 2015  |  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
November 11, 2014  |  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 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
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