Archive: Chael Sonnen

Dec 14, 2013 7:45 am

FOX Analysts Give Opinion On GSP’s Decision To Walk Away From MMA

When the UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre announced yesterday that he was taking time away from Mixed Martial Arts, and would relinquish his title, many analysts and fans were left speechless. FOX Sports decided to ask their MMA analysts Kenny Florian, Chael Sonnen, Brian Stann and Jon Anik what they thought of St. Pierre’s...

Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am

Chael Sonnen Officially Requests Anderson Silva To Be Assistant Coach For TUF Brazil

Ah, Chael Sonnen. Always stirring the pot. After making claims he would ask former long-time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to help him coach the competitors on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter Brazil season, it now seems as though he has made it official. Sonnen told MMAFighting.com “I have officially invited Anderson to coach TUF: Brazil...

Dec 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Chael Sonnen, TRT, And The Gray Areas Of Professional Sports

Testosterone-replacement therapy. When you read those three words, you can’t help but feel polarized. To put it simply: either you agree with it, or you don’t. But there are shades of gray on both sides of the fence. Even the most stern of TRT critics would probably turn a softer side, when speaking of Dan...


Dec 4, 2013 9:59 am

QUICK TWITT | Chris Weidman Draws Motivation From Anderson Silva Poster

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, draws inspiration for his pending date with Anderson Silva by hanging a poster of his opponent as a reminder to stay focused. Check it out: One of the posters hanging around the house during this camp. #refusetolose http://t.co/iTqRi9ItPM — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) December 3, 2013

Dec 4, 2013 9:40 am

TUF: Nations Cast Announced – Show To Feature Welterweights, Middleweights

In an apparent plan for global domination that would leave Pinky and The Brain fuming with jealousy, The UFC is set to unleash yet another iteration of its reality tv show, “The Ultimate Fighter”, on the general public. As reported by MMASun, we will see welterweights and middleweights featured on the show, with Canada taking on Australia. Kyle Noke will...

Dec 3, 2013 11:09 am

Michael McDonald Has Been Abstinent For 3.5 Years, ‘Arguably’ Why He’s Dominant

Right around the corner from my hometown, Oakdale MMA’s Michael McDonald has had a meteoric rise to stardom over the last few years thanks to wins over Miguel Torres, Alex Soto and Edwin Figueroa, victories which led him to a title fight against Renan Barao at UFC on Fuel: Barao vs McDonald, a match-up in which he...

Dec 3, 2013 7:58 am

Wanderlei Silva Promises A Safe Brazil For Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen has never been Brazil’s favorite fighter. With Sonnen’s constant berating of Brazilian MMA Legends Anderson Silva, the Nogueira brothers, and Wanderlei Silva, saying he is disliked by Brazilian fans is an understatement. Since it was announced that Sonnen would be coaching on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, many thought he...

Dec 2, 2013 11:29 am

POLL RESULTS: Do You Think GSP Should Retire?

In last week’s BJPENN.COM Poll we were still hung up on the GSP vs. Johny Hendricks aftermath. Today we still have no clear indication of what UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre plans for his future are, but we now know what MMA fans think he should do. 32% of you who voted believe he will retire...

Nov 28, 2013 8:40 am

Coach: Anthony Pettis Won’t Fight For 8 More Months

“The injury occurred in the title fight in Milwaukee against Benson Henderson. Anthony checked a low kick and the kick slid up and popped his knee. He did some rehab and recovery after the fight, and it looked like that was going to be enough and he was on pace to recover. Unfortunately he took...

Nov 27, 2013 7:00 am

Rashad Evans: ‘Twitter will hurt your damn feelings’

“If I read a couple and get mad, and I feel like saying something back? That’s when I know I need to cool out for a second and turn it off. Because Twitter, it’s great, but Twitter will hurt your damn feelings, man.” “People will say some outrageous things on there. It makes you feel...

Nov 25, 2013 2:21 pm

POLL | Do You Think GSP Will Retire

Much has been made over the last week about the future of UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre. From family problems to secret love children, the speculation of GSP’s future has been exhausting to cover. Now that we are more than a week removed from the GSP vs. Hendricks fight and have had time to take...

Nov 25, 2013 11:35 am

POLL RESULTS | Did GSP Deserve Win Over Hendricks

In last weeks BJPENN.COM poll, we asked fans who you thought won the UFC 167 main event between GSP and Johny Hendricks. After over 16,000 votes we have the answer. While a fair number of people believe that  the judges got it right on fight night, 60% of voters felt Hendricks is the rightful welterweight...

Nov 23, 2013 10:45 am

UFC 167 Pulls In Second Best U.S. Gate Of All Time

Georges St. Pierre has always been at the top of the list of PPV draws, so it was no surprise that a live event featuring St. Pierre against Johny Hendricks, arguably his greatest challenge to date, would pull in a large crowd. UFC 167 in Las Vegas ended up being the second largest U.S. UFC...

Nov 22, 2013 9:14 am

QUICK TWITT | Sonnen: ‘Anthony Pettis Would Smash GSP’

UFC mouthpiece Chael Sonnen is a loyal,outspoken ambassador, not only for his employer, but also for his management team MMA Inc. Part of that same MMA Inc. roster is UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. The two fighters bonded when Wanderlei Silva tried to jump Sonnen at a public signing. It was then that, Anthony Pettis...

Nov 22, 2013 9:14 am

Johny Hendricks Blames Hand Wraps For Lack Of Power Against GSP

We’ve seen it over and over again. When fighters lose a fight – especially a close decision – they start extrapolating every little nuance of the fight. They meticulously comb over every detail, and turn the tiniest deviation from their usual routine into the catalyst of their defeat. This has turned us cynical, for better...

Nov 21, 2013 11:18 am

Dana White: ‘I have no power whatsoever over the commission’

UFC president Dana White clarifies his views about the Nevada Athletic Commission after naming GSP the winner in his bout vs. Johny Hendricks. “One thing that I wanted everybody to understand that night – because people don’t understand – I wanted to make it absolutely clear that we in no way, shape, or form have...

Nov 21, 2013 11:11 am

Georges St-Pierre Recovers Stolen Range Rover

  UFC Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is enjoying a well-deserved vacation at the moment, soaking in the sun and presumably attempting to calm his overstressed mind. And although he’s undoubtedly going to have a lot of issues to deal with when he arrives back in Montreal, finding his previously stolen Range Rover won’t be one...

Nov 20, 2013 8:31 am

Vitor Belfort Confirms Low Testosterone Levels Present In Fight With Hendo

Ten days ago, fans witnessed Vitor Belfort’s destruction of Pride Fighting Championships two division champion Dan Henderson, and contrary to many fans beliefs, Testosterone Replacement Treatment will not be a factor. The annihilation of Henderson, took a mere 77 seconds, a match-up being the first of its kind where both fighters had obtained TRT exemptions. The knock...

Nov 20, 2013 8:19 am

Ratings Report: UFC 167 Pulls Good Audience On Fox Sports 1 Broadcast

Saturday night’s UFC 167 prelims on FOX Sports 1 recorded some solid ratings, peaking at 998,000 viewers. It marked the second largest audience the promotion has reached during a live show. The UFC 167 prelims were headlined by a lightweight bout featuring Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone taking on Evan Dunham. Cerrone ended up defeating Dunham via triangle-choke in...

Nov 19, 2013 9:53 am

QUICK TWITT | GSP Sends Update From Vegas: ‘Feeling Much Better Now’

In sports sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and sometimes even when you win you lose. Such is the case for UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. GSP sent out this tweet following his UFC 167 main event against Johny Hendrick’s letting the fans know he’s doing just fine from his Las Vegas suite. Check it:...

Nov 19, 2013 9:33 am

GSP Refutes Love Child/Pregnancy Reports

While the world is trying to put together the mystery behind GSP’s personal issues, we learned yesterday that the champion could have an ailing father and a baby on the way from an estranged female partner that he wants nothing to do with. Less than 24-hours removed from these reports and GSP’s sister nixed the...