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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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen claims he knows what Jon Jones took to test positive

Chael Sonnen has not been quiet in his criticism of Jon “Bones” Jones since Jones was taken off of the UFC 200 card due to a drug violation. Sonnen himself tested positive in 2014, which led him into retirement. Sonnen appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience Monday and really didn’t pull any punches when it came to Jones. Sonnen told Rogan that Jones tested positive for estrogen...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen: Jon Jones tested positive for estrogen blockers

Jon Jones was pulled from UFC 200 after failing a drug test weeks before the event. The interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion was contrite after his positive test — which was later confirmed with a “B” sample — and said he didn’t even know how to pronounce the substance he tested positive for. But a few MMA insiders have some insight about his failed test. Last week UFC...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen says Brock Lesnar isn't a good wrestler, and that Mark Hunt will 'wreck' him

Former two-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen appreciates a good spectacle. In fact, he's often the one creating them.So, he is as excited as any fan to see WWE star and former heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar return to competition, next month, at UFC 200.  "Lesnar, without a doubt, is the biggest attraction the UFC has ever seen," Sonnen recently told Submission Radio."He's a...
Via FOX Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen knows who he wants to fight if he returns to UFC

Chael Sonnen turned 39 last month, hasn't fought since 2013 and is currently serving a two-year suspension due to multiple failed drug tests, so the former title contender isn't thinking comeback at the moment. But if he absolutely had to, he could pick a few guys he'd want to punch in the face.Sonnen sat down with The MMA Hour on Monday to discuss a litany of things, including the...
Via FOX Sports
May 24, 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

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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