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Sonnen: Aldo may back out of McGregor match again

Jose Aldo has already bailed on a fight with Conor McGregor once. But according to one report, there isn’t a lot of confidence that Aldo won’t do it again. Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen cited sources in Brazil on his “You’re Welcome” podcast that told him McGregor might not be the interim featherweight champion much longer. “I am hearing things from people in Brazil...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Manager: 'I absolutely believe Chael Sonnen will fight again'

Will 'The American Gangster' return to the UFC in 2016? Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Zuffa LLCIt appears 2016 could be the year of 'The American Gangster' because Chael Sonnen's manager believes the former middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger will return from retirement to fight again.Sonnen has been out of action since 2013 before retiring a year later after he tested positive...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Rules Out Return To Fighting When Suspension Ends

Chael Sonnen’s two year suspension from mixed martial arts ends in July of next year, but the 38 year-old has confirmed that he won’t be looking to make a comeback. “I am not coming back,” Sonnen told Ariel Helwani on The MMA hour show. “I am not putting a toe in the water. I don’t know how to speak any more clear.” Sonnen announced his retirement from the sport after...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Sonnen: McGregor is 27 pounds over his weight limit

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, he looked 27-extra...
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen to work as pro wrestling analyst

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 following...
Via Awful Announcing
May 09, 2015  |  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...
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...
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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