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...
18 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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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Personality, Fame, and Rankings in MMA

Popularity doesn’t always track skill. This shouldn’t be a shock to anyone. In professional sports, a big part of the game is promotion and the choices made in promoting matter a great deal to the career trajectory of professional fighters. Sometimes, these are decisions made by the promoter, and sometimes they are made by individual fighters. The early history of the sport...
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October 20, 2015  |  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...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rashad Evans Looks To Be Relevant Again At UFC 192

Rashad Evans (pictured) will be riding a two-fight winning streak into Saturday’s shootout against Ryan Bader at UFC 192. However, nobody really remembers that because Evans hasn’t been seen since beating Chael Sonnen in November 2013. Following surgery to repair the ACL in his knee and complications during recovery, the former UFC light heavyweight champion has become somewhat...
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Frank Mir should stay Retired

Frank Mir just can’t get enough now can he? After having lost by unanimous decision to Andre Arlovski at UFC 191, Mir fully heartedly believes that he won the fight. Now Mir is lobbying for a rematch to crown a true victor. Speaking to to Chael Sonnen on his podcast he said, “I think it was a close fight. I don’t think it was one-sided.” Continuing his conversation with...
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen: Jon Jones will be back sooner than you may think

As it stands, MMA fans simply don't know when, if ever, they'll see stripped former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones compete in the Octagon, again. He faces felony hit-and-run charges, and has been indefinitely suspended from competition by the UFC. Furthermore, his manager has publicly said that he doesn't know if Jones will ever decide himself to fight, again. Former "Bones...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen: Jose Aldo Threatened Lawsuits Against Him And UFC Over X-Ray Controversy

Wednesday just got a lot more wild in the MMA world. According to former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen, reigning UFC featherweight king Jose Aldo is threatening lawsuits against him and the UFC for defamation regarding the x-ray Aldo released online (pictured) earlier this month showing the broken, not bruised, rib that forced him out of his highly-publicized title defense against Conor...
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen admits that he went 'too far' by releasing Chad Mendes' phone number

On the latest It's Time podcast with Bruce Buffer, former three-time world title challenger Chael Sonnen finally revealed why, on July 2, he released UFC featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes' personal cell phone number on social media, while encouraging fans to harass "Money" during one of the most hectic, stressful and important times of the fighter's career. Unfortunately...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Sonnen: McGregor needs to cut 27 pounds to make weight

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-pounds...
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July 08, 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 Says Conor McGregor Has To Cut Almost 30lbs In 8 Days

Chael Sonnen spoke with Conor McGregor during a media engagement at ESPN HQ late last week and was both impressed and somewhat surprised at how big the interim featherweight title challenger was just over a week out from his fight with Chad Mendes at UFC 189. “I played around with him a few days ago,” sonnen told Jim Rome on his show on Friday. “He was extremely fast, he was...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 189 ‘Embedded’ Episode 3 (video)

On Episode 3 of UFC 189 Embedded, featherweight headliner Conor McGregor’s jet-set lifestyle takes him to Los Angeles for an appearance on Conan. In Sacramento, California opposing title contender Chad Mendes wakes up to discover that his phone number has been published by notorious MMA troll Chael Sonnen. Mendes cools off with a visit to a cryotherapy center. Back in Las Vegas...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Interview With ESPN SportsCenter Featuring Chael Sonnen

Conor McGregor was on-set at ESPN HQ yesterday where he talked to SportsCenter about his upcoming fight with Jose Aldo at UFC 189 and even broke down a few fight moves he may utilize in the Octagon with fellow trash-talking expert Chael Sonnen. —
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The FCFF Is Back In Portland For Rumble At The Roseland 82

It’s time once again for Oregon’s oldest and arguably most well known fight promotion to put on another show. This Saturday night, the Full Contact Fight Federation (FCFF) will be setting up shop for Rumble at the Roseland 82 in Portland. This long running fight series that has been taking place at the Roseland Theater in heart of downtown since 2002 has again filled a card full...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rashad Evans wants to fight Ryan Bader when he returns

Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has not fought since November 2013, when he stopped Chael Sonnen via first-round TKO. Since that time, "Suga" has continued to lead his Blackzilians team, and do television commentary work, in addition to undergoing two knee surgeries. Last month, Rashad told our own Damon Martin that he is hoping for and on pace to make a return to...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Contemplates MMA Return After PED Ban Lifted

Oh, boy. Chael Sonnen (pictured), one of the biggest cheaters in MMA history, might not be done with tainting the sport just yet. Apparently, after Sonnen’s two-year drug suspension expires in July 2016, the controversial wrestler might return to the cage. “His manager believes that after his suspension is up next year, that he’ll fight again,” reporter Ariel Helwani revealed...
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Metamoris 6 Results

Popular grappling show Metamoris held it’s sixth event last night with a number of UFC veterans competing on the card. In the main event Josh Barnett earned himself a submission win over Ryron Gracie courtesy of a toehold. Meanwhile, Chael Sonnen and Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral grappled to a draw with the former controlling the action on top, while Dillon Dannis submitted Joe Lauzon...
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May 10, 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...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Global Force Wrestling reveals roster, adds Chael Sonnen as analyst

The Global Force Wrestling roster reveal proved to be even more underwhelming than expected. The unveiling ended up being “live,” but only if you were in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena. Otherwise, finding out who will be in Jeff Jarrett’s ring proved to be an exercise in frustration. And the biggest name … well, he’ll be a commentator. That name was former UFC fighter...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Rashad Evans on MMA passing him by, and planning for the future

Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has not fought since beating Chael Sonnen in November of 2013, due to a series of serious injuries. In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, the fighter admitted that sitting on the sidelines for this long has been a real challenge. "This has probably been the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my entire career – just to sit out...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE News: Chael Sonnen Meeting With WWE During Wrestlemania 31 Weekend, Wanderlei Silva Claims To Be Talking To WWE Also

Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen has been known to fabricate a story or two to get the fans stirring. That’s part of the reason why Sonnen saw the success that he’s seen throughout his MMA career. He has made several claims before that the WWE had interest in him and each time, WWE would deny those claims. A few weeks ago, Sonnen made a similar claim and said that he was invited...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen-Wanderlei Silva feud WWE bound?

Former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight Chael Sonnen’s most recent appearance on Michael Landsberg’s OTR reminded us why Sonnen continues to be one of the greatest and most honest voices in the world of MMA today. Was he always this honest – absolutely not. Has he become the Jose Canseco of MMA? Not exactly. Sonnen has maintained his integrity and shown his professionalism...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Offers Anderson Silva Advice Following Failed Drug Test

After nearly serving up one of the biggest upsets in MMA history by almost dethroning then-UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) in their first encounter, Chael Sonnen (pictured) and Silva will forever be linked. “Medium Rare” even further strengthens their bond. However, after it was revealed Tuesday that Silva had tested positive for two different performance-enhancing...
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Urges Anderson Silva To Come Clean If He Did Use PED’s

Chael Sonnen is as good a person to ask about Anderson Silva’s failed drug test as anyone given that not only has he fought the Brazilian superstar twice, but he’s also been busted for using performance enhancing drugs himself in the past. Speaking from experience during an interview with ‘Off The Record’ yesterday, Sonnen, who’s now retired from the sport after being handed...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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