Chael Sonnen News

Nov 14, 2017 10:23 am

‘Rampage’ explains why he’d prefer not to fight Chael Sonnen and Fedor Emelianenko in Bellator GP

Bellator MMA finally has a plan in place to fill its vacant heavyweight throne. Throughout 2018, the organization will promote a heavyweight grand prix featuring eight of its premier heavyweights and light heavyweights in Frank Mir, Fedor Emelianenko, Matt Mitrione, Roy Nelson, Ryan Bader, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Chael Sonnen. Speaking...

Oct 29, 2017 1:02 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Chael Sonnen believes fights with Fedor Emelianenko and Rory MacDonald will happen

Though his widely discussed matchup with Chuck Liddell is apparently off the table, Chael Sonnen still has plenty of exciting options in the Bellator cage. Two of the most compelling of his options are heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko, and former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald. And apparently, he expects both fights to happen. “I...

Oct 26, 2017 12:50 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Chael Sonnen explains why Bisping’s size advantage won’t matter against GSP

UFC 217’s main event, a middleweight title fight between champ Michael Bisping and challenger Georges St-Pierre, seems to have the world divided. There are some members of the combat sports community who believe Bisping will come out on top. Others are convinced St-Pierre will win. File current Bellator star Chael Sonnen into the latter category....

Oct 25, 2017 2:00 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 55 // Gerald Harris | Colby Covington | Chael Sonnen

BJPENN Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with three awesome guests! 8:15PM ET- First up, the undeniable “King of the Slam,” Gerald Harris, joins us to recap his farewell performance last week at XFN 22. “The Hurricane” yet again finished his opponent with a brutal slam, but this time rather than a knockout, Gerald...

Oct 19, 2017 7:13 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen explains why he’s “stunned” Georges St-Pierre is an underdog

On November 4, in the main event of the stacked UFC 217, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return from a lengthy layoff to battle Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title. Since this fight was announced, the odds have fluctuated quite a bit, and now, some outlets are listing the former champ St-Pierre...

Oct 10, 2017 2:05 pm

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen gives Demetrious Johnson a single suggestion

There are coaches for all aspects of mixed tiatial arts. You have head coaches that bring everything together and others that help on a specific discipline such as wrestling, striking, or jiu-jitsu. Then, for some athletes, they also hire a mental coach to help them through their mental blocks or issues that can hold back...

Oct 9, 2017 8:39 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen believes he knows why Kevin Lee got tired in UFC 216 title fight

Last Saturday, in the main event of the action-packed UFC 216, Kevin Lee and Tony Ferguson stepped into the cage to battle for the interim lightweight title. Though Lee started strong, mounting and very nearly finishing Ferguson in the first-frame, his gas tank seemed to empty as the fight progressed. From there, Ferguson was able...

Oct 2, 2017 5:56 am

Chael Sonnen claims Chuck Liddell has been offered a fight by Bellator

Over the last few weeks, there have been rampant rumors surrounding a potential Bellator clash between Chael Sonnen and retired MMA legend Chuck Liddell. While Bellator President Scott Coker recently made an effort to deflate these rumors, Sonnen has recently injected life back into them. Speaking on a recent episode of his You’re Welcome Podcast,...

Sep 27, 2017 11:20 am

Chael Sonnen a ‘Warm-Up Fight’ if Chuck Liddell Returns

The man, the myth, the legend, any cliche about superstars of any sport could be said about Chuck Liddell. He’s one of the fighters who carried UFC’s torch into new eras and put more butts into seats that you could count. He recently appeared on The MMA Hour talking about his long-hinted at return from...

Sep 19, 2017 10:46 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen explains why Conor McGregor appeals to the masses

There is no doubt that Conor McGregor is one of the biggest stars that the UFC has ever had. The brash Irishman just took part in one of the biggest fights in history, making his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather. “The Notorious” talked his way to make a crossover into another sport and made...

Aug 31, 2017 10:16 am

Chael Sonnen shares story about a time a fired-up Conor McGregor got in his face

On the latest edition of his podcast, You’re Welcome, three-time UFC title challenger and current Bellator MMA star Chael Sonnen shared a pretty intense story about UFC lightweight champ and combat sports superstar Conor McGregor. Apparently, he and the Irish champ nearly came to blows a few years back. According to Sonnen, the trouble began...

Aug 3, 2017 7:36 am

Chael Sonnen looks back on strange encounter with “drug addict” Tito Ortiz

Back in January, in the main event of Bellator 170, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz retired with an abrupt submission win over three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen. Though you might expect this outcome to mark the end on the pair’s beef, it didn’t. Several months later, during Sonnen’s Bellator NYC battle with...

Aug 2, 2017 10:05 am

Chael Sonnen says he’ll probably battle another MMA legend in his next fight

Though he is no longer the UFC superstar he once was, Chael Sonnen has carved out some real success under the Bellator MMA banner. His first fight, of course, was a disappointing loss to the retiring legend Tito Ortiz. In his next fight, however, he rebounded with a dominant decision win over long-time rival and...

Jul 11, 2017 9:42 am

Chael Sonnen gives Conor McGregor ‘zero’ chance against Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor‘s blockbuster boxing match with the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. is now just a month and a half away, and it seems to be all anybody is talking about. The latest member of the MMA Community to weigh in on this groundbreaking showdown was three-time UFC title challenger and current Bellator light heavyweight star,...

Jul 3, 2017 8:38 am

Chael Sonnen gets called out by Bellator middleweight champ Rafael Carvalho

Last weekend, in the main event of Bellator NYC, three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen took on one of his fiercest rivals in Wanderlei Silva. Though he was rocked badly by a punch mid-way through the fight, Sonnen dominated with his wrestling through the rest of the encounter, and ultimately won himself a unanimous decision...

Jun 25, 2017 10:21 am

Wanderlei Silva releases a statement following loss to Chael Sonnen

Wanderlei Silva releases a statement following loss to Chael Sonnen Mixed martial arts legend Wanderlei Silva returned to the cage for the first time in four years last night at Madison Square Garden where he took on bitter rival Chael Sonnen in the evenings main event. Unfortunately for fans of “The Axe Murderer”, Sonnen was...

Jun 25, 2017 8:34 am

Pros react to Chael Sonnen defeating Wanderlei Silva

Pros react to Chael Sonnen defeating Wanderlei Silva Chael Sonnen picked up his first win since August of 2013 last night at Madison Square Garden in New York. “The American Gangster” defeated bitter rival Wanderlei Silva via unanimous decision in the main event of Bellator NYC. The fight played out as many expected it would,...

Jun 25, 2017 7:42 am

Chael Sonnen rips former opponent Tito Ortiz following his victory over Silva

Chael Sonnen rips former opponent Tito Ortiz following his victory over Silva Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen picked up his first win since August of 2013 last night at Madison Square Garden, scoring a unanimous decision victory over bitter rival Wanderlei Silva in the main event of Bellator NYC. The fight played out as...

Jun 24, 2017 9:50 pm

Bellator NYC Results: Chael Sonnen defeats Wanderlei Silva (Highlights)

Bellator NYC Results: Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen A scrap between bitter rivals Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen served as the main event of tonight’s “Bellator NYC” fight card in New York. Round one begins and Wanderlei lands a leg kick to start. Sonnen immediately shoots in and scores a double leg takedown. He presses...