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Feb 25, 2017 12:17 am

Chael Sonnen opens up on attempt to step in for Matt Mitrione against Fedor Emelianenko

Earlier this month at Bellator 172, UFC veteran Matt Mitrione was set to step into the Bellator MMA cage against MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko for a highly anticipated scrap that would serve as Emelianenko’s return to the United States following his return to MMA at the end of 2015. Unfortunately after months of buildup, training,...

Feb 24, 2017 10:54 pm

Tito Ortiz & John McCarthy respond to Chael Sonnen’s recent claim

This week, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen revealed on his podcast that Tito Ortiz actually verbally tapped out in their Bellator 170 fight several weeks ago. He explained: “The score is one-one between Tito and I and you always go into a rubber match. Everyone knows that. The only reason I kept my mouth...

Feb 24, 2017 8:19 am

Chael Sonnen reveals Tito Ortiz tapped at Bellator 170

Earlier this year, UFC veteran Chael Sonnen stepped into the Bellator MMA cage with UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz for a highly anticipated grudge match in the main event of Bellator 170. Ultimately, Ortiz picked up a 1st round submission win, catching Sonnen in a rear naked choke after Sonnen let go of a...

Feb 19, 2017 7:37 am

Chael Sonnen wanted to fight Fedor on hours’ notice, Bellator was interested

Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with Bellator 172. Until yesterday afternoon, we expected this card to be headlined by a heavyweight scrap between UFC veteran Matt Mitrione and heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko. Unfortunately, disaster struck on Saturday afternoon, when Mitrione was forced out of the bout with kidney stones. In the...

Jan 27, 2017 6:37 am

Chael Sonnen addresses Ortiz loss, fixed fight allegations

Last weekend, in the main event of Bellator 170, MMA superstar Chael Sonnen returned to the cage after a hiatus of three years. He did so against retiring UFC Hall-of-Famer Tito Ortiz. Though Chael Sonnen unleashed plenty of trash talk in advance of this fight, assuring fans it was one that he’d always wanted and one...

Jan 24, 2017 3:20 pm

Chael Sonnen steps in on short notice for Hector Lombard at SUG 3

SUG 3 just got a lot more interesting! Just days after dropping a first round submission loss to Tito Ortiz in the main event of Bellator 170, MMA veteran Chael Sonnen has now stepped in on short notice for Hector Lombard to grapple with Garry ‘The Lion’ Tonon on January 29th in a grappling match...

Jan 24, 2017 1:09 pm

CSAC addresses incident with Tito Ortiz holding his choke on Chael Sonnen

When a fight gets personal, you can bet that emotions can sometimes get the best of these competitive athletes. In the main event of Bellator 170, Tito Ortiz had to be pried off from holding onto his rear-naked choke on Chael Sonnen by referee “Big” John McCarthy. “When he was tapping, I thought he was...

Jan 24, 2017 9:43 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen fired on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ for cheating

Episode 4 of The Celebrity Apprentice saw Chael Sonnen fired for tip-toeing in a grey area. While Sonnen had been looking to win the latest season of Celebrity Apprentice hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Donald Trump’s absence, ‘The American Gangster’ found himself fired early in the season. Just two days after Sonnen lost to Tito...

Jan 23, 2017 5:54 am

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz says it’ll take a public apology to forgive Chael Sonnen

On Saturday night, in the main event of Bellator 170, Tito Ortiz put Chael Sonnen away with a first-round, rear-naked choke. In doing so, he put to bed months of pre-fight posturing and trash-talk – or so you would think. Though Ortiz was able to hand Sonnen a pretty lopsided loss, he said he still...

Jan 22, 2017 8:56 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen discusses Ortiz loss, assures he’ll be back

Last night, in the main event of Bellator 170, three-time UFC title challenger and beloved mouthpiece Chael Sonnen returned from a hiatus of more than three years to take on retiring UFC Hall-of-Famer Tito Ortiz. Unfortunately for Sonnen and his throngs of fans, this comeback fight was a bit of a flop, as he was...

Jan 22, 2017 6:49 am

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz taps Chael Sonnen in the first

ICYMI last night, Tito Ortiz taps out Chael Sonnen with a face crank/rear-naked choke hybrid #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/yqik082NSw — Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) January 22, 2017 On Saturday evening, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. Featuring plenty of jaw-dropping moments, this thrilling card was topped by a light heavyweight showdown between UFC Hall-of-Famer and MMA...

Jan 21, 2017 9:13 pm

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz submits Chael Sonnen, holds onto choke

Tito Ortiz def Chael Sonnen via RNC #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/eo96s90MnK — Fancy Combat (@FancyCombat) January 22, 2017 In the main event of Bellator 170 on January 21st, UFC veterans Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen stepped into the Bellator MMA cage for a highly anticipated showdown that had been building up steam over the course of the...

Jan 20, 2017 12:48 pm

The 10 Best Chael Sonnen Quotes

On Saturday night, three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will return to the cage for the first time in more than three years. He will do so against retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz in the main event of a stacked Bellator 170 card. In advance of his anticipated comeback, Sonnen has unleashed plenty of the...

Jan 20, 2017 10:00 am

Chael Sonnen: I would have stopped Tito Ortiz from being champion

This Saturday, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will step into the cage to fight former UFC champion Tito Ortiz in a highly anticipated Bellator MMA showdown. Ahead of the fight, Ortiz and Sonnen’s beef has been very publicized. In addition to their ongoing war of words leading up to their fight, Ortiz and Sonnen...

Jan 19, 2017 7:53 am

Chael Sonnen gives heartbreaking details on loss of daughter

Tragic news surfaced last year that fan favorite fighter Chael Sonnen and his wife Brittany had lost their newborn daughter, Blauna, as the result of a listeria infection. While details were initially scarce regarding the situation, the MMA community immediately began pouring out their support for Chael Sonnen, one of the most caring members of...

Jan 18, 2017 6:25 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen thinks Rousey should train with Mayweather, but just for fun

Chael Sonnen has become one of the most interesting commentators in MMA. If there’s a major headline cooking up, the three-time UFC title challenger and current Bellator star will have something thought-provoking to say about it. The latest issue that Chael Sonnen sounded off on revolves around the derailed career of the once dominant Ronda...

Jan 12, 2017 1:03 pm

VIDEO | Very emotional Chael Sonnen explains why beating Tito Ortiz is everything

MMA legends Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen are set to compete in the Octagon at Bellator 170 on January 21. It will not be the first time that the two have competed as Sonnen holds a victory over Ortiz from their college wrestling days. However, with Sonnen holding the edge in competition amongst each other,...

Jan 6, 2017 8:03 am

Chael Sonnen questions Ronda Rousey’s training methods

Leading up to the highly anticipated return of Ronda Rousey to close out 2016, many were questioning whether fight fans would see a different Rousey than they did in her UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm. While the expectations were that Rousey would return to the Octagon with improved striking, when she stepped into the...

Dec 30, 2016 11:07 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen and Gilbert Melendez predict Nunes vs. Rousey

We are now mere hours away from the long awaited return of MMA superstar Ronda Rousey. The former women’s bantamweight champion will return in the main event of tonight’s UFC 207, where she will challenge the division’s reigning queen, Amanda Nunes. In advance of this fight, many members of the MMA community have made predictions...

Dec 20, 2016 11:23 am

Chael Sonnen: Why Liddell and Hughes lost their UFC jobs, but Griffin kept his

When the UFC was purchased by WME-IMG earlier this year, there followed a wave of controversial layoffs, as everyone from Tom Wright to social media specialist Shanda Maloney lost their jobs. The latest high-profile UFC employees on the chopping block were UFC Hall of Famers Matt Hughes and Chuck Liddell, who were given desk jobs...

Dec 20, 2016 8:36 am

Chael Sonnen leaks news about potential new UFC commentary team

Shortly following the news of the UFC being sold to WME-IMG, it was revealed that the promotion was looking to replace the ‘hype master’ style of commentating provided by Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan in order to potentially strike a new TV deal. This was followed by Eddie Bravo potentially slipping up on an episode...

Dec 16, 2016 9:42 am

‘King Mo’ Lawal explains why he would never fight Chael Sonnen

Later tonight, in the main event of Bellator’s debut in Ireland, light heavyweight veteran Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal will take on Satoshi Ishii in a heavyweight bout. If he emerges the victor in this bout, he’ll reestablish himself as one of the very best heavyweights on the Bellator roster. This, of course, would put him...

Dec 12, 2016 12:30 pm

Jon Jones calls out Chael Sonnen for grappling match, Sonnen accepts

Way back in the year 2012, light heavyweight legends Jon “Bones” Jones and Dan Henderson were expected to fight for the UFC light heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 151. Unfortunately, “Hendo” was forced out of this proposed bout with an injury, which ultimately resulted in the cancellation of the entire card. In...