Archive: Chael Sonnen

Jan 8, 2014 12:08 pm

TUF Brazil 3 To Feature Middle And Heavyweights

  Chael Sonnen’s bags are packed and should arrive in Brazil on Thursday as the third version of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil begins filming Jan. 12 in Sao Paulo. MMAFighting.com confirmed that the cast will include middleweight and heavyweight contestants. The official tryouts also included light heavyweights. TUF: Brazil 3 airs from March to May in...

Jan 3, 2014 7:26 am

Cung Le Plans 2014 Return To The Octagon – Wants Bisping, Wanderlei

     The last time we saw Cung Le in the Octagon, he was delivering one of the most brutal knockouts of 2012 to the head of his unwilling victim, Rich Franklin. And although the 41-year-old has had a lengthy stretch of inactivity since that violent matchup, Le has no plans of calling it quits just yet.   “I plan to...

Dec 28, 2013 11:48 pm

White: Rashad Evans vs. Daniel Cormier Will Co-Main Event UFC 170

BJPENN.COM reported earlier this month that Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier would finally be meeting in the octagon at UFC 170. UFC President Dana White just confirmed at the UFC 168 Post-Fight Press Conference that it will co-main event the pay-per-view. Cormier’s upcoming bout against Rashad Evans will be his first time stepping into the...

Dec 26, 2013 7:58 am

‘Shogun’ Stays At 205, Says ‘Minotouro’ Could Be Next

Before “Shogun” Rua’s last fight, Dana White was preparing to have the “retirement talk” with the former light heavyweight champion. Funny how things can change in the blink of an eye, and the swing of an arm. “Shogun” seemed to be between a rock and a hard place; he was coming off of consecutive losses...

Dec 23, 2013 3:51 pm

EA UFC Reveals Chael Sonnen’s In-Game Character

Electronic Arts, the video game company that is developing the upcoming UFC game, has been releasing pictures of the video game versions of some of the UFC’s biggest stars. Today, they released a picture of Chael Sonnen. Check it: The American Gangster, @SonnenCh in #EASPORTSUFC. High-res here: http://t.co/xHGbRUaI21 pic.twitter.com/dAhmb8r1DJ — EA SPORTS UFC (@EASPORTSUFC) December...

Dec 19, 2013 12:02 pm

Chael Sonnen Is “Furious” About Colon Surgery Report

Earlier this week, reports came out that Chael Sonnen had emergency colon surgery before his fight against Rashad Evans. Following that report, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer reported that Sonnen did not have surgery. Now, another wrinkle has been added to the story. Michael Landsberg, who initially reported the information, is still...

Dec 19, 2013 8:52 am

Chael Sonnen: Chris Weidman’s Key To Victory Is The Takedown

Although Chris Weidman stunned the world in his first fight with Anderson Silva by knocking the now former champion out with a left hook, many believe the rematch at UFC 168 will be much different. On Fox Sports 1’s most recent episode of UFC Tonight, hosts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen shared their keys to...

Dec 19, 2013 8:51 am

Anderson Silva Open To Coaching With Chael Sonnen On TUF: Brazil

Although it was reported that Anderson Silva had declined Chael Sonnen’s offer to coach alongside him in the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, it seems that is not the end of the story. As reported on UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1 by Ariel Helwani, Silva’s manager Jorge Guimaraes said the former champion...

Dec 19, 2013 8:48 am

REPORT: Chael Sonnen Did Not Have Emergency Colon Surgery Before UFC 167

Contrary to what was reported earlier by TSN.CA, Chael Sonnen Did not have emergency colon surgery before his fight against Rashad Evans at UFC 167. The Executive Director of The Nevada State Athletic Commission, Keith Kizer, has the scoop. “I checked with the UFC. They verified with Chael and his team that he did not...

Dec 18, 2013 2:46 pm

Reports Say Sonnen Had Emergency Colon Surgery One Day Before Rashad Evans Fight

By Evan Stoumbelis Chael Sonnen has always stuck to his anyone, anytime, anywhere attitude. Now TSN.ca is reporting through an interview with Sonnen set to air tonight on TSN’s “Off the record” that Sonnen underwent colon surgery the day before his fight with Rashad Evans at UFC 167 in November. Off the record host Michael...

Dec 18, 2013 7:14 am

Anderson Silva Declines Chael Sonnen’s Offer To Help Him Coach On TUF

Chael Sonnen, always an instigator, made headlines recently when he requested his rival Anderson Silva to be an assistant coach for his team on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter: Brazil season. Anderson Silva, apparently, wasn’t opposed to the idea, but said it unfortunately could not happen. “It is true – I did get invited,” Silva told...

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...