Chael Sonnen announces return with Bellator

The People’s Champion is back ladies and gentlemen. After three years of retirement, the self proclaimed undefeated, undisputed champion of the world, Chael P. Sonnen has announced that he will be coming out of retirement to resume his fighting career. His return however, will not be with the UFC, the company in which he built his larger than life character. For his return Chael...
September 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen wants to fight Tito Ortiz in Bellator

Chael Sonnen announced his return to professional MMA on Thursday as he shared news that he signed a two-year deal with Bellator, the UFC’s biggest competitor. The news comes as a surprise because Sonnen said in 2014 that he had retired. But Sonnen’s retirement announcement was more likely the result of his third failed drug test, which led to a two-year suspension from the...
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September 15, 2016  |  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

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
July 12, 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...
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...
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....
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...
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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