Archive: Chael Sonnen

Oct 20, 2012 6:02 pm

Daniel Cormier says a fight with Jon Jones is bound to happen | MMA News

Daniel Cormier says he and Jon Jones have interacted regarding a possible future UFC bout. A contest between Daniel Cormier and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones has already been bounced around by plenty of fans and media and looks to be a tremendous scrap on paper. Although Cormier is stuck in Strikeforce, he has but “one last...

Oct 20, 2012 4:13 pm

Vinny Magalhaes: Chael Sonnen will submit Jon Jones off his back | UFC News

After witnessing Vitor Belfort nearly finish Jon Jones by throwing a up a submission attempt from his back at UFC 152, Vinny Magalhaes believes he can properly instruct Chael Sonnen on how to defeat the current UFC light heavyweight champion when the two collide in April of next year. Here is what Vinny had to...

Oct 17, 2012 2:01 pm

Rumor: Stephan Bonnar to face Forrest Griffin in trilogy bout at UFC 155 | UFC News

On Tuesday afternoon, news broke that former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen will be a coach for the upcoming seventeenth season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. His opposing coach will be current UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who Chael will face on April 27th at a location yet to be determined. As a result of Tuesday’s big news, Forrest...

Oct 17, 2012 1:59 pm

Dana White: “I have all the answers. The Internet does not. We built this company and we know what we’re doing.” | UFC News

A large portion of mixed martial arts fans and media have speculated that the recently announced bout between current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former middleweight #1 contender Chael Sonnen, was put together in order to help boost the recently poor ratings of the Ultimate Fighter (TUF) franchise. But according to UFC president...

Oct 17, 2012 9:33 am

Hendo Reacts To Jones vs. Sonnen: Blasts Dana White, Contemplates Giving Up Fighting For Sh*t Talking Class | UFC NEWS

Following yesterday’s surprise announcement, that current UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen would serve as the next coaches of “The Ultimate Fighter” season 17, former #1 contender Dan Henderson took to twitter to voice his displeasure to UFC president Dana White.   Henderson had been scheduled to face Jones for the...

Sep 7, 2012 10:33 am

UFC 151 Costs UFC $40 Million I MMA News

  Since the cancellation of UFC 151, blame has been tossed around to everyone from our light-heavyweight champ, to his original opponent and even to Dana White and the rest of the UFC brass. Now, though, with the event date behind us the UFC must rebuild revenue in a year that could easily see some...

Sep 7, 2012 7:39 am

Jones Criticizes UFC For Not Giving Fans "Full" Cards I MMA News

  With the UFC 151 debacle still unfolding before our eyes, we can’t help but to acknowledge the UFC’s failure to put big name fighters in any time slot other than the main event. Now with Jon Jones catching the brunt of the blame for the cancellation of the UFC 151 event, Jones replies with...

Sep 6, 2012 6:50 pm

Mitrione Calls Jon Jones 'Douchey' I MMA News

  In Yesterday’s MMA Hour, Matt Mitrione added himself to a long list of critics for UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones as the UFC heavyweight stated that Jones shows a lot of “douchey” qualities in his life outside of the Octagon with his recent refusal to fight Chael Sonnen at UFC 151. “What larger effect...

Aug 25, 2012 9:42 am

Chael Sonnen Takes Dig At Jones Once Again, This Time On Facebook | UFC NEWS

I am no longer permitted to speak ill of the former champion Jon Jones as we have come to an agreement. I will stop tearing him down verbally and in exchange he has relinquished his belt to me. I would like to read a prepared statement from the former Champion. Mr Sonnen, In every mans...

Jul 26, 2012 1:42 pm

Why We Haven’t Seen The Last Of Chael Sonnen In The Middleweight Division

By Evan Stoumbelis After losing to Anderson Silva for a second time, fans are left to wonder what Chael Sonnen‘s fate will be. Chael spoke with UFC Today’s Ariel Helwani about a possible move to the Light Heavyweight division. “There is simply an option to start over by changing weight class. My mentors have done...

Jul 19, 2012 11:21 am

Sonnen Blames Media For Distractions And Losing Silva Fight | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis Never at a loss for words, Chael Sonnen spoke to Fuel TV’s “UFC Tonight” about the question burning in everyone’s minds: What happened in his fight against Anderson Silva? “Listen, you wanna really know what happened? Everything’s going fine. I’m minding my own business. I’m out there, in the middle of a...

Jul 19, 2012 7:29 am

Why Chris Weidman Is Not Next In Line I Editorial

  Any fighter who is on the cusp of the title picture calls out the champ of their respective weight class after a big win. Its just instinct. You just won a fight and now feel that you can beat anyone on Earth as the adrenaline continues to course through your veins. Whether or not...

Jul 14, 2012 10:35 am

Mike Dolce Thinks Every Fighter Can Learn Something From Chael Sonnen | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Mike Dolce went from having a lackluster career as a mixed martial arts fighter to having a very successful career as a nutritionist for some of the top athletes in the world today. One of the high-profiled names that he helps reach his desired weight on fight day is Chael Sonnen, who...

Jul 13, 2012 3:10 pm

UFC 148 Drug Tests Come Back Clean | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission Keith Kizer stated that all fighters from UFC 148 tested negative for banned substances. Instead of random sampling, every fighter on the card was subject to drug testing. UFC 148 took place last Saturday and the main-event saw Anderson Silva defeat Chael Sonnen in...

Jul 10, 2012 7:17 am

Sonnen Has New Respect For Silva I MMA News

The most anticipated fight in UFC history has now concluded and the reigning UFC middleweight champion is still that, the champion. This fight had by-far the most amount of trash talking with a  two-year gap in between the two fights. After a tough loss, though, it is Chael Sonnen who came out and gave respect...

Jul 7, 2012 7:57 am

"I Think A Lot Of Questions Will Be Answered In This Fight" I MMA News

  In a recent interview with The Bleacher Report, Strikeforce champion, Ronda Rousey discusses Why Chael Sonnen doesn’t stand a chance against the long-regining middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. Rousey has always been an outspoken fighter and compares her own hype skills to that of Chael Sonnen: “I think it’s a similar idea. Chael has more of...

Jul 3, 2012 7:43 pm

Silva vs. Sonnen: Empty Threats or Full-On Promises | Editorial

Recently, our middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, has been a little upset. In the latest conference call, the usually soft-spoken Silva unleashed a Portuguese tirade, promising several life-altering injuries to Chael and ensuring him that he will basically have to eat through a straw, as his teeth will be forced down his own throat. These comments...

Jul 1, 2012 2:39 pm

Free Fight VIDEO | Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Anderson Silva is preparing himself for the biggest rematch of his life against Chael Sonnen at UFC 148. Everything that could have went wrong for Silva during their first bout at UFC 117 did, but he pulled off a last minute submission to shock the world and retain his belt. It was...

Jun 30, 2012 7:08 pm

Urijah Faber "MMA Needs Chael Sonnen"

By Evan Stoumbelis Urijah Faber spoke recently about Chael Sonnen at a press conference. Faber talked about how he’s known Chael for a long time and how the two met while Faber was wrestling at UC Davis and Sonnen was wrestling at Oregon, Faber even went far enough as to call Sonnen an “outstanding individual”...

Jun 15, 2012 12:15 pm

Dont Expect Sonnen To Beg For Your Approval | MMA News

By Evan Stoumbelis Chael Sonnen spoke with Dan Brood of The Times recently to tell him that when he gets into the octagon on July 7th he won’t be competing for the sake of North Americans. “We’re fans and we can cheer for whoever we want to cheer for. You want to back your guy....

Jun 15, 2012 9:24 am

"Mayhem" Unimpressed With Promotional Sonnen | UFC NEWS

Fight Hub TV recently spoke with recent retiree, Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, asking him who he thinks makes the better promotions for a fight between himself and Chael Sonnen: “I don’t know. I almost think Chael does, only because he’s got a lot of pre-written bits,” said Miller. “I’m going to start writing from now on...

Jun 14, 2012 9:27 am

Wanderlei Lashes Back At Sonnen | "F*** You Man!" | UFC NEWS

Wanderlei Silva has had an outspoken hatred for Chael Sonnen over the past few months and it has only gotten worse with Chael’s trash talking of Silva’s native Brazil. Having the longest reigning Pride champion and renowned master of brutality, Wanderlei Silva mad at you probably isn’t the best idea but Chael has been proven...