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...
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8 hours ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

CM Punks First Opponent Announced, Fighter Blasts Punk on Twitter

CM Punk will face Cathal Pendred in his debut fight. Yesterday, retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen said that Punk would be a heavy underdog going into the fight, and boy was he right. Pendred has ammased a record of 15-2-1 in his UFC career including winning nine straight fights at one point. It didn’t take long for the war of words to start either. Pendred posted the following...
Via Ring Kings
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Riley Wants Ring Return, Finn Balor Documentary, Ascension’s Debut, Chael Sonnen On Punk

Alex Riley Campaigning For In-Ring Return WWE's Alex Riley who has been relegated to announcing and taking part in PPV pre-shows is currently campaigning to be allowed back in the ring. It seems to be in response to Vince McMahon's comments on Steve Austin's podcast about "grabbing the brass ring." Don't crack the door open for a Alex Riley, I WILL NOT hesitate to kick that *...
Via Wrestling Truth
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hogan on RAW, Sonnen Says He Knows Who Punk’s First Opponent Is

- Hulk Hogan has been added to the December 22nd WWE RAW from Minneapolis, Minnesota. – CM Punk’s friend and former UFC star Chael Sonnen spoke with this week and says he has a “pretty good” idea who Punk’s first UFC opponent will be. Sonnen said: “I’m going to keep that close to the vest. It would not make sense to give him a bottom-tier guy. Well he is...
Via Wrestle Scoop
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hogan Returning to RAW, Sonnen Says He Knows Who CM Punk’s First UFC Opponent Is

- Hulk Hogan has been added to the December 22nd WWE RAW from Minneapolis, Minnesota. - CM Punk's friend and former UFC star Chael Sonnen spoke with this week and says he has a "pretty good" idea who Punk's first UFC opponent will be. Sonnen said: "I'm going to keep that close to the vest. It would not make sense to give him a bottom-tier guy. Well he is not a...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Claims He Knows Who CM Punk Will Fight

Chael Sonnen Claims He Knows Who CM Punk Will Fight Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen spoke about the recent signing of CM Punk to a UFC deal. Sonnen also teased that he know who Punk’s first opponent would be. “I can tell you this, it doesn’t make any sense to put him against an older guy or an unknown guy. For the money that you got to pay him and the attention...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Retired UFC Fighter Claims to Know Who CM Punks First Opponent will be

Retired UFC fighter and friend of CM Punk, Chael Sonnen, recently said in an interview with that he knows who Punk will face in his first fight in the octagon. I have a pretty good idea who his opponent is. I’m going to keep that close to the vest. It would not make sense to give him a bottom-tier guy. Sonnen went on to say that Punk will be a big time underdog and...
Via Ring Kings
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen: ‘I Know Who CM Punk’s First UFC Opponent Is!’

Following the announcement that he has signed with the UFC, MMA fans around the world are wondering who CM Punk will be matched up against first inside the Octagon. According to Punk’s friend, Chael Sonnen, the decision has likely already been made. In speaking with the folks at, Sonnen mentioned that he has a “pretty good idea who the opponent is.” “I have a...
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9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Calling PPV with TNA Announcer?, Jarrett Contacts Ex-UFC Fighter

- Jeff Jarrett reportedly had a few brief conversations with former UFC star Chael Sonnen about working the big New Japan Pro Wrestling Tokyo Dome show in January with Jim Ross. Sonnen felt it was a courtesy call from someone who wasn’t really familiar with his work. While it is Jarrett’s decision who works the pay-per-view with Ross, Ross has been given significant input into...
Via Wrestle Scoop
27 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Hired By ESPN Analyst After MMA Ban

Four months after Chael Sonnen’s performance-enhancing drug use got him kicked out of the octagon and off television, the ex-UFC middleweight is getting another chance to analyze the sport. Sonnen has joined ESPN as a mixed martial arts analyst, returning to broadcast media after he was fired by Fox and suspended from fighting by the Nevada Athletic Commission during the summer...
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November 11, 2014  |  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

WWE News: Chael Sonnen Claims He Turned Down $5 Million WWE Contract, WWE Later Denies It

Former UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen is a known fan of the WWE and even made an offer to buy the company at one point. Sonnen also has made claims in the past that WWE was interested in bringing him in as an announcer. If those claims are true, it never came to fruition, but he has also been known to stretch the truth and tell a fib here and there. He apparently did so...
Via Wrestling News Depot
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New WWE Star Works Out for HHH, Sonnen’s WWE Offer Claim, More

- Regarding former UFC star Chael Sonnen claiming on his podcast that WWE offered him $5 million to come in, sources in WWE say the story is totally made up. – Joey Styles and Paul Heyman will be hosting an “ECW Exposed” special on the WWE Network this Monday night after RAW goes off the air. – Kevin Steen’s new NXT ring name Kevin Owens is indeed a tribute to the late...
Via Wrestle Scoop
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Angered By UFC ‘Enslavement’ As Chael Sonnen Fight Falls Through

The XFC promotion have made an ambition play to put together the fight-that-never-was between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen, but despite ‘The Axe-Murderer’s’ enthusiasm it appears to be a non-starter. Silva had announced his retirement from the sport recently, but when XFC came calling with the prospect of fighting his rival Sonnen at an event on New Years Eve he quickly...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Sonnen vs. Silva in the works?

Former UFC stars Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva were set to culminate their feud after coaching against one another on the third season of the Ultimate Fighter Brazil back in July at UFC 175. Unfortunately, Silva literally ran away from a surprise NSAC drug test, meaning he would be unable to compete against Sonnen at UFC 175. Soon after, Sonnen himself failed two drug tests, and...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Listen To Chael Sonnen’s Podcast With Georges St. Pierre

Chael Sonnen’s third ‘You’re Welcome!’ podcast on Wednesday featured UFC superstar Georges St. Pierre and you can listen to the episode in full below. —
Via Fight Of The Night
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Fires Off Greatest Comeback in Live TV History to Chad Mendes (Video)

Want proof that Conor McGregor (pictured) has already surpassed Chael Sonnen as the best smack talker in UFC history after just 18 months with the promotion? While Sonnen may have set the standard, it was with scripted lines that got quickly stale because he would use them every time he took the mic (Please see: “I’ve got the biggest arms, the greatest charm…”). McGregor...
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Podcast Episode 1

The first episode of Chael Sonnen’s new ‘You’re Welcome!’ podcast aired yesterday on the PodcastOne network and you can listen to it in full below. Sonnen was joined by Ariel Helwani for his debut show and openly discussed the drug test failures that lead to him hanging up his gloves earlier this year, taking full ownership for his actions. “People were saying, ‘why won’t...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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