Archive: Chael Sonnen

Aug 22, 2013 6:35 am

Dana White: If Wanderlei’s healthy, Sonnen vs. Silva will be UFC 167′s co-main event

As an in-studio guest on Wednesday’s “FOX Sports Live,” UFC president Dana White was asked to comment on a potential fight between Chael Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC). As you probably recall, “The American Gangster” called out the former PRIDE middleweight champion after earning a first-round submission win...

Aug 21, 2013 11:55 am

Sonnen On The Art Of The Interview: ‘If you want a fight, ask for it’

“You’ve got to understand everybody comes from Billy Graham. So I think my answer was going to be Len Denton, but I’m sure if Len told the truth, he got inspired by Billy too. Billy Graham actually put a Facebook post out. I had paid homage to him after a fight some time ago, and...

Aug 20, 2013 1:40 pm

Chael Sonnen: ‘I would never manufacture conflict’

Chael Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) made headlines this past weekend by submitting former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in the first-round of their main event fight in Boston. After earning the submission victory over Rua, Sonnen decided to ‘call out’ longtime PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC MMA, 5-7 UFC)....

Aug 19, 2013 11:38 am

UFC Fight Night 26 Ratings Report: FS1 Debut Show Trumps Past FX Ratings

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Saturday marked the launch of the new sports programming station FOX Sports 1, and to help spike the opening night’s ratings for the network the station hosted UFC Fight Night 26: Sonnen vs. Shogun. To say that the plan worked would be an understatement as FOX Sports 1 raked in very high...

Aug 19, 2013 11:12 am

Quick Twitt | Belfort, Machida & Davis All Ask For Shot At Sonnen

After his one-sided destruction over former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Chael Sonnen has drawn the attention of several elite level fighters. In his post-fight speech Sonnen called out Wanderlei Silva, but a few key match ups have just introduced themselves in the form of Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis. Check it...

Aug 19, 2013 10:17 am

Murilo Rua Angered Over “Shady” People in Mauricio Rua’s Camp After Loss to Sonnen

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio Rua suffered his first two-fight losing streak of his career as he lost to Chael Sonnen last Saturday at the inaugural UFC on FOX Sports 1 card, on which he headlined. ‘Shogun’ didn’t resemble the fighter that made him a champion in Pride and the UFC. Instead, he was handled...

Aug 19, 2013 8:00 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen’s Epic Post-Victory Speech

Not only did Chael Sonnen deliver in his fight last Saturday against Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua but he also delivered an amazing post-victory speech. Enjoy! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 19, 2013 7:07 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 26: Watch Chael Sonnen Choke Out Shogun Rua

Video: UFC on FOX Sports 1: Sonnen/Rua In the main event of the UFC’s debut on Fox Sports 1, this past Saturday, Chael Sonnen was able to secure victory over Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua with a first round choke. Check out the full fight highlight above. OTHER FIGHT FIGHT NIGHT 26 VIDEO’S: Siler vs. Brown McDonald...

Aug 17, 2013 8:56 pm

UFC Fight Night: Sonnen vs. Shogun Post-Fight Bonuses

After such an exciting night of fights, the UFC’s Twitter page just tweeted that there would be five bonuses in total. Knockout of the Night: Matt Brown and Travis Browne Submission of the Night: Michael McDonald and Chael Sonnen Fight of the Night: Brad Pickett/Michael McDonald Matt Brown and Travis Browne were both issued Knockout...

Aug 16, 2013 2:12 pm

VIDEO REPLAY | UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen Weigh-Ins

Today’s UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen weigh-ins are over. If you missed it, have no fear, we have the full replay for your below! UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen takes place tomorrow night from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. In the main event Chael Sonnen and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua will...

Aug 16, 2013 11:15 am

EXCLUSIVE | Joe Lauzon Gives His Fight Night Predictions | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Joe Lauzon, winner of 12 UFC bonuses- including two Fight of the Night performances that were later named Fight of the Year- will take on Michael Johnson on the UFC’s debut event for the new sports television network, FOX Sports .   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Joe Lauzon spoke with Radio Wednesday night, just...

Aug 16, 2013 10:57 am

FOX Sports 1 Picked Up By Every Major Distributor

Despite some last-minute negotiations between FOX and various television distributors, the network’s new sports station will be available to approximately 90 million homes.  FOX announced that every major distributor has picked up the new station; something fight fans can all celebrate as the UFC will help debut the network with UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun...

Aug 16, 2013 10:54 am

Chael Sonnen Says He’s the Biggest Draw in the UFC as he Plans Title Run

Former top contender, Chael Sonnen returns to the Octagon this weekend at the inaugural  UFC on FOX Sports 1 show, after being defeated by Jon Jones in his latest attempt to capture UFC gold. Sonnen seemed to be stepping away from the sport citing a lack of desire to participate in a sport in which...

Aug 16, 2013 8:28 am

Sonnen trashes Lil Nog & Belfort

Love him or hate him, Chael Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) is without question a ‘company man’, as he is always willing to step in and fight the best in the world whenever the UFC calls upon him to do so. Chael recently spoke out about a couple of his peers whom he feels fail...

Aug 15, 2013 12:48 pm

Whether Sonnen Is On TRT Or Not, Shogun Ready To Fight

“I don’t care about that. I want to fight. With TRT or not, I will get there to do my job and will get the win. I’ve worked a lot on my jiu-jitsu with Roberto Gordo, and I’m ready to face him on the ground. But the fight starts standing, and that’s where I like...

Aug 15, 2013 11:21 am

Lil Nog Eyeing Shogun Rematch After This Weekends UFC on FS1 Event

“That fight (Sonnen) doesn’t interest me because I want to fight the best, and there are a lot of fighters that are better than him, including Shogun, Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans. Chael talks trash, he’s pure marketing. If we keep talking about him, that’s what he wants. He fought three times for the world...

Aug 14, 2013 10:14 am

Sonnen Wants Trilogy Match With Anderson Silva

In a typical ‘trilogy match’ two fighters aim to settle a score where they are both 1-1 against each other. In the world of Chael Sonnen, he still believes his first two matches with Anderson Silva were questionable and wants to prove he is the better fighter in a third match up. Check it out:...

Aug 13, 2013 11:29 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Chael Sonnen vs. Nate Marquardt

See the grit and determination that made Chael Sonnen a two-division title challenger in this UFC 109 war against highly-favored middleweight Nate Marquardt. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit