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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...
Via Fight Booth
9 hours ago  |  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. —
Via Fight Of The Night
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Conor McGregor takes down ESPN anchor; predicts exact time for Aldo finish

UFC featherweight Conor McGregor went through the motions earlier today with former UFC contender turned ESPN analyst Chael Sonnen and ESPN anchor Jay Crawford – who lasted all of 5 seconds with the crafty Irishman. So, how long does McGregor think his opponent on July 11th, world featherweight champion Jose Aldo, will last with him when the cage door closes? Check out ‘Mystic’...
Via Fight Booth
4 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via 5thRound.com
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...
Via Fight Of The Night
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...
Via Awful Announcing
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...
Via Between The Ropes
May 06, 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...
Via Wrestling News Depot
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...
Via Fight Booth
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...
Via 5thRound.com
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...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Chael Sonnen hint at Jon Jones’ cocaine problem back in 2013?

Chael Sonnen is probably as good of a smack talker and troll as he is an MMA fighter, if not better. And that’s saying a lot considering Sonnen was one of the best middleweights in the world. In what may have been one of his better troll jobs in recent memory, some are speculating that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Jones Can Learn A Thing Or Two From Chael Sonnen

Figuring out how to be himself outside of the cage is proving to be far more difficult than competing inside of one for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Yesterday, it was announced that in a prefight drug screening Jones tested positive for cocaine. Shortly thereafter Jones announced he would be entering a drug treatment facility and apologized for his transgressions. Now...
Via Oregon Sports News
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

MMA News: CM Punk Denies Chael Sonnen Fight Offer, Moving On From WWE, Relationship With AJ Lee As Seperate Athletes

CM Punk continued his massive media week with an interview with Off The Record in which they talk about if CM Punk has ever been punched, his relationship with wife AJ Lee and much more. Here are just some of the highlights:   * Landsberg asks if Punk’s been punched in the face before, and Punk says he has and it sucks. Landsberg says he thinks Dana White is protecting Punk by...
Via Wrestling News Depot
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rashad Evans Vs Glover Teixeira Considered For UFC Fight Night 61

A light-heavyweight fight between Rashad Evans and Glover Texeira is believed to have been pinpointed to headline the UFC Fight Night 61 event at Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sulin in Brazil on February 22nd. That’s according to Globo out of Brazil, but it should be noted that Texeira’s manager has not been cleared to fight on that date yet following his recent injuries. Assuming...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen On his Dislike for Trash Talk, Saying No to Pro Wrestling, CM Punk and if Brock Lesnar will Fight Again

ESPN MMA analyst and podcast host the “American Gangster” Chael P. Sonnen joins the podcast as he talks about the build up to the Jon Jones — Daniel Cormier fight, why he dislikes the term trash talking, hyping fights he was in the emotion he felt at the time, being the bad guy, what he liked first between amateur and pro wrestling, how much pro wrestling he watches now, how...
Via Between The Ropes
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

CM Punk wanted to fight Chael Sonnen? Sonnen confirms rumor

The CM Punk saga continues. After a ton of feedback, good and bad, from UFC fighters regarding the signing of former WWE professional wrestler Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, there is a rumor that Brooks asked to fight former No. 1 contender Chael Sonnen in the Octagon first to prove his worth. That rumor originated from none other than Bellator star and former UFC champion Tito Ortiz...
Via Fight Hub TV
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

MMA News: UFC Fighter Claims To Be Facing CM Punk In MMA Debut

We recently reported that former UFC star Chael Sonnen claimed to know who will face former WWE Champion CM Punk in his MMA debut with UFC. Despite knowing who he is, Sonnen explained that he was going to keep it close to the vest, but that his opponent would be someone that we all know. It appears as if UFC welterweight Cathal Pendred is now claiming to be the man that will face...
Via Wrestling News Depot
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

MMA News: Former UFC Star Chael Sonnen Claims To Know Who CM Punk’s First UFC Opponent Is, Says ‘We Will All Know Who He Is’

The announcement of CM Punk signing a multi-fight deal with UFC has left fans with a lot of questions. What weight class will CM Punk be competing in? Will he be billed as Phil “CM Punk” Brooks or just CM Punk? Who will be in CM Punk’s training camp? Of all of the questions that have been left unanswered, the two biggest are when he will have his first fight and who his first...
Via Wrestling News Depot
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Great MMA Debate: Cheaters, fighter nicknames and Foxcatcher headline the show

On the latest Great MMA Debate podcast, the subject of cheating fighters headlines the show this week with the question should those who are busted for using performance enhancing drugs in MMA still be allowed to be promoted into title fights and positions of prominence in broadcasting? UFC welterweight Matt Brown sounds off on Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort both still being proclaimed...
Via Fox Sports
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Podcast Episode 5 With Nate Diaz

Despite his new gig at ESPN, Chael Sonnen is continuing on with his weekly ‘You’re Welcome!’ podcast and in his latest episode he had an interview with Nate Diaz who has a fight coming up in December against Rafael dos Anjos and also spoke about his brother’s upcoming superfight with Anderson Silva. Take a listen to the full episode below.
Via Fight Of The Night
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Hires Chael Sonnen, Can Never Mention PEDs Again

I suppose we should start with the obvious. If you were good at something and taking a drug would make you better at it, and being better at it could, and likely would, mean millions of dollars for you, you’d probably take it. If you were really good at a sport and loved it and you knew […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Hires Chael Sonnen As Studio Analyst

Chael Sonnen is set to return to our TV screens after signing a broadcasting deal with with ESPN. Sonnen put pen to paper on what ESPN terms as a “multi-fight deal” which will see the controversial, but charismatic former UFC fighter become a studio analyst offering pre and post-fight insight into the UFC’s upcoming pay-per-view events. In June of this year Sonnen announced...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN hires former UFC fighter, Fox analyst Chael Sonnen

Former UFC fighter and Fox Sports analyst Chael Sonnen is heading back into the TV world. He’s joined ESPN as an analyst, according to a report from the AP. Sonnen will make his ESPN debut on Friday, previewing Saturday night’s UFC 180. He’ll be making frequent appearances on SportsCenter and other ESPN platforms talking MMA. He was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission...
Via Awful Announcing
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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