Archive: Chael Sonnen

Aug 9, 2013 11:32 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White Blasts Culinary Union, Tells Them To ‘Eat It’

Earlier in the week we reported that the Las Vegas Culinary Union was trying to block the licensing of UFC on FS1 main event fighter Chael Sonnen. They failed in their attempt and as of yesterday Chael Sonnen will be licensed to fight in Boston. The UFC boss took to the news with the following:...

Aug 8, 2013 5:31 am

Bellator President Rebney takes shot at Sonnen/UFC

Bellator President Bjorn Rebney spoke to the media on Monday and defended the way his company did business in regards to title fights, and at the same time took a shot at Chael Sonnen and the UFC: “Our point of difference is that we’re real sports competition, and when it boils down to world title...

Aug 6, 2013 9:12 am

Hendo’s Coach: Vitor Belfort will ‘regret’ asking for Dan Henderson rematch

Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) may still have Chael Sonnen in his sights, but “The Phenom” is already widening his search for potential opponents, this according to his wife and manager, Joana Prado. She spoke to SporTV recently and mentioned that should a fight with Sonnen fail to materialize, Belfort’s second option would be...

Aug 1, 2013 10:14 am

Dana White Says Vitor Belfort Drives Him ‘Crazy

Vitor Belfort has been in the news recently as he continues his streak of calling out fighters from all weight classes and recently turning down a fight with Tim Kennedy in favor of a hypothetical bout with Chael Sonnen. UFC president Dana White has apparently had enough of Belfort’s antics as he recently stated at a...

Jul 31, 2013 12:00 pm

Dana White likes Evans vs. Belfort, not Sonnen

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC), said that he would rather return to a higher weight class than hang around at middleweight to fight the likes of Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Well, that’s just fine with UFC President Dana White: “Then let’s do him and Rashad...

Jul 24, 2013 7:27 am

Wanderlei SIlva Wants Contender Bout; Eyes Title Shot in Future

‘The Axe Murderer’ Wanderlei Silva only fought once this year, back in March, but displayed more in that one fight than most MMA veterans do in an entire year. Silva showed that brutality was still the name of the game all the while, having his chin and heart tested and maintaing his power and aggression...

Jul 20, 2013 11:15 am

Chael Sonnen: Mike Tyson’s Opponents Threw Their Fights, Not Anderson Silva

The self-proclaimed ‘Oregon Gangster’ is at it again with another ludicrous statement about the world of combat sports. This time, Chael Sonnen took to a radio show at 98.5FM to discuss the conspiracy theories surrounding the UFC 162 Anderson Silva loss. While doing so he made an odd comparison to the opponents of ‘Iron’ Mike...

Jul 19, 2013 11:32 am

Sonnen Forgives LeBron James, No Longer Looking To Beat Him Up

“LeBron is off the hook. LeBron has made it right. He’s off the hook. That’s between LeBron and I, but he did the right thing and I forgive him. I was gonna beat him up and tweet out the photos of it. It wouldn’t have been brutal, he would have gotten out of the hospital....

Jul 19, 2013 9:29 am

Sonnen: ‘Shogun is legend I admire’

“You know what, Rua seems like a really great guy. He’s one of the few legends that are still fighting, and anytime you get old and you retire from the sport there’s been an instant assignment of legend status. He truly is a legend; I admire him, I admire what he’s done in the ring....

Jul 18, 2013 10:04 am

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Takes ESPY Over Jon Jones and Anderson Silva

The ESPY’s came and went last night as ESPN awarded athletes from all sports for achieving excellence in their respective sport. As for the ‘Best Fighter’ category, MMA fell just short of prolific boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather Jr. took the award over former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva and current light-heavyweight champion Jon...

Jul 11, 2013 2:50 pm

“THE” Brian Stann: An Editorial on A Fighter, A Father, A Hero

In January of 2006, less than a year after Operation Matador pitted 42 marines in a 360-degree firefight, a 25-year old Marine Captain stepped in to his first professional MMA match. Three-minutes and fourteen-seconds, later, that Marine had his first MMA victory. The next five fights held the same result. 6-0 in his first six,...

Jul 11, 2013 12:19 pm

Sonnen Think His fight With Jon Jones May Have Been Stopped Too Early

“I do think it was stopped too early. I was surprised when they stopped the fight. Anytime you’re in that type of competition, whether you agree with it or you don’t agree with it, you get up and you walk out because those are the rules. I’ve won plenty of fights where they stopped them...

Jul 10, 2013 11:10 am

VIDEO | Sonnen Rips Disrespectful Fan At UFC Fan Expo

Chael P. Sonnen, took to the main stage at last weekend’s UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas to host a Q&A session with the people in attendance. Everything was going great until one guy thought it wise to question Sonnen’s most recent performances inside the cage.

Jul 3, 2013 5:53 am

Sonnen & Florian’s ‘keys to the fight’

During last nights episode of ‘UFC Tonight’ on Fuel TV, analysts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen gave their take on this weekend’s UFC middlweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman: Kenny Florian on how Weidman can win the fight: “Weidman can legitimately win this fight. If you look at his style and the...

Jul 2, 2013 10:10 am

Quick Twitt | Chael Sonnen Gets Married

Congratulations to Chael & Brittany Sonnen for getting hitched over the weekend! We hope for a long and prosperous marriage for both of them. pic.twitter.com/CNa5MiXeWx — Brittany Sonnen (@BrittanySonnen) June 30, 2013 pic.twitter.com/CNa5MiXeWx — Brittany Sonnen (@BrittanySonnen) June 30, 2013

Jul 1, 2013 10:59 am

Chael Sonnen Opens As Slight Betting Favorite Over ‘Shogun’ Rua

The mouth of the UFC, Chael Sonnen, not only walked into another high-profile fight as a light-heavyweight, but now oddsmakers are picking him as the favorite to beat Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in the UFC on FS 1 inaugural event in Boston. The two fighters will face off in the main event set for August 17...

Jun 24, 2013 11:13 am

Rua Unaffected By Sonnen’s Trash Talk

“He disrespected Nogueira and Wanderlei. About me, he still said nothing. But disrespecting Wanderlei is enough. He is a controversial guy that really likes to talk a lot, but I’m cool. Sonnen will surely want to say something to me, but it does not affect me at all.” Chael Sonnen is notorious for running his...

Jun 20, 2013 9:31 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen On How to Get The Girl

UFC Fighter Chael Sonnen talks about how he met his girl and she gives her side of the story!!! “I’m not an expert on love or relationships, but there is some advice: If it doesn’t come easy, you need to let it go. And if it’s right, you won’t have to work for it. It’ll...

Jun 20, 2013 8:59 am

Sonnen: If Silva beats Weidman he is the GOAT

“You don’t have to look too far to see Chris Weidman has the exact skill set to beat Anderson Silva, and he’s also got it upstairs,” said Sonnen. “He wants this fight. He has a better top game, at least submission wise, than I do. I was able to have some success for several minutes...

Jun 19, 2013 9:45 am

Chael Sonnen Has A Real Beef With LeBron James And He Explains It Here

“His name being brought up prompted it. He makes Urkel look cool. I would have liked to call him a twat, but they changed subjects. Let me tell you a story about LeBron. He asked the UFC for tickets for my fight against Anderson Silva. We sit the guy front row, and all through the...

Jun 18, 2013 2:08 pm

Marc Ratner: UFC event in Boston is not in jeopardy

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner, stated today that the UFC’s debut on FOX Sports 1 set for August 17 at the TD Garden in Boston will definitely happen. Mr. Ratner issued the statement following an article written by the Boston Herald on Tuesday, indicating that the August event was in jeopardy. “The...

Jun 18, 2013 7:35 am

Report: Boston may ban foreign-born fighters from UFC on FOX Sports 1

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is expected to make its FOX Sports 1 debut on August 17 with “Shogun vs. Sonnen” at the TD Garden in Boston. There’s just one problem, it is being reported by the Boston Herald that “Beantown” may not allow any foreign-born fighters to perform for not having social security numbers....

Jun 12, 2013 6:08 am

Sonnen Clarifies Jon Jones Set Up Comments

Earlier this week Chael Sonnen hit the airwaves stating that at UFC 151 Dan Henderson and himself set up Jon Jones for the last-minute switch in opponent that ultimately cancelled the entire event. If it was truly a set up it did not go down as planned. Nonetheless, Sonnen clarified those same comments during his...

Jun 10, 2013 10:00 am

Chael Sonnen says he and Dan Henderson ‘set up’ Jon Jones prior to UFC 151

Last night on an episode of UFC Tonight: Fight Edition, Chael Sonnen talked about his upcoming fight with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, and said he knew of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira’s injury well in advance, as was the case (according to him) when Dan Henderson injured his knee prior to UFC 151: “You know, it really got...

Jun 6, 2013 6:01 am

Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 1

UFC’s debut on FOX Sports 1 continues to take shape as it was announced that a featherweight bout between Diego Brandao (17-8 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Daniel Pineda (18-9 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been added to the August event. The winner of Season 14 of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Diego Brandao, is currently riding back-to-back wins,...

Jun 4, 2013 8:47 pm

Chael Sonnen vs. Mauricio Rua Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 Main Event

As reported on UFC Tonight, Chael Sonnen (27-13-1) will face Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (21-7) in the main event of the inaugural FOX Sports 1 event on August 17th. The card will take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. This fight came about after an odd turn of events that once again saw Sonnen...