Archive: Chael Sonnen

Sep 22, 2014 5:54 pm

UFC Brass: Out Of Competition Drug Testing To Ramp Up In 2015

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Mark Ratner is increasing his work to clean up the sport of MMA. The UFC has seen an increase in out-of competition drug testing lately, and has found great success in doing so, catching many fighters abusing banned substances, namely Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. Ratner spoke with Ariel...

Sep 18, 2014 6:30 pm

NSAC deciding whether or not to move ahead complaint against Silva

The NSAC is in the process of deciding whether or not to move ahead with a disciplinary complaint against Wanderlei Silva. The news comes shortly after Silva’s lawyer, Ross Goodman, filed a motion to dismiss the complaint on the grounds that the NSAC had no jurisdiction over the fighter when it randomly drug tested Silva...

Sep 17, 2014 4:33 pm

Jim Ross Prepares For MMA Broadcasting Debut

Longtime WWE commentator Jim Ross, known as J.R. for short, is gearing up for his debut into the world of Mixed Martial Arts commentating. JR was released from his contract by the WWE over a year ago, and has made public his desire to call MMA fights. BattleGrounds MMA gave Ross the opportunity, and invited...

Sep 16, 2014 4:29 pm

PHOTO | Sonnen With The Troops

Current SEAL class on base in San Diego. #truewarriors http://t.co/HgtGx0HlkL pic.twitter.com/ZHzJ4DmfqV — chael sonnen (@sonnench) September 15, 2014 Retired UFC fighter, Chael Sonnen spent some time on base in San Diego recently. Chael Sonnen retired after going just 3-4 in his last seven bouts. However, three of those losses were in title fights, two to...


Sep 15, 2014 11:32 am

PHOTO | Wanderlei Silva Taking Flying Classes

Watch out Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva is taking flying lessons to get his pilots license. Silva captured the moment on his official Instagram page, along with the caption: Today I make my first class to pilot!! Hoje fiz minha primeira aula de pilotagem muito interessante adorei,aí só vai faltar comprar o avião!!! Kkkk Silva hasn’t...

Sep 5, 2014 12:30 pm

Chael Sonnen On The Evolution Of His Gangster

“I got hit with a PED charge and a criminal charge in the same month. The whole ‘silly me’ defense is a pretty good one. When you go, ‘Listen, I didn’t know. I didn’t know the rules.’ That works. That’s a good, solid defense. One time. I needed it twice in the same month. So...

Sep 5, 2014 10:18 am

Chael Sonnen Awarded BJJ Purple Belt

The new “Face of Jiu Jitsu”, Mr. Chael P. Sonnen just received his first belt promotion. Check it: The face of BJJ just got his purple belt. http://t.co/gLzG6suU8y pic.twitter.com/bcR1m4Fmtw — chael sonnen (@sonnench) September 5, 2014

Sep 4, 2014 1:57 pm

HE’S BACK! Sonnen Books New Broadcasting Gig Alongside WWE Legend

Two consummate performers in WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and recently retired UFC superstar Chael Sonnen have teamed up to form what is bound to be one of the most memorable commentary teams in sports entertainment history, and will call the world-class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) action on the LIVE pay-per-view telecast of BattleGrounds...

Aug 21, 2014 10:38 am

Chael Sonnen Completes The Ice Bucket Challenge – WOW!

ALS just got a Gangster wet …@LukeBarnatt @IAmJericho @heylandsberg @TGILaura @THEmikeinindy @steveaustinBSR http://t.co/i1pwGwWhI6 — chael sonnen (@sonnench) August 21, 2014 The Oregon Gangster, Mr. Chael P. Sonnen has completed the ALS ice bucket challenge, and he might have taken the cake. You’re going to have to follow the link in his tweet to get to...

Aug 14, 2014 11:06 am

WWE Wants Sonnen If TNA Makes Him An Offer

With his career in prize-fighting on the shelf, and his gig at FOX out-the-door, Chael P. Sonnen finds himself in an interesting predicament. He’s got fans, charisma, value, and no place to use it. During a recent talk on the “Talk is Jericho” podcast, Chael broke down how his pro-wrestling negotiations are going. Check it:...

Aug 13, 2014 7:04 pm

Sonnen: “I tried to game the system”

“I didn’t think I’d be tested for another 44 days.” “I was hit on a surprise test that was 44 days before a fight. Generally in our business we’re tested fight night, so whatever it is you’re doing or you’re not doing, you gotta show up clean on fight day. When I talk about being...

Aug 13, 2014 5:03 am

Aldo: McGregor Is The New Sonnen

Conor McGregor has earned his nickname “Notorious”. The Irish native is constantly in MMA headlines for calling out and badmouthing fighters. Normally his rants are targeted at top 10 featherweight fighters, namely champion Jose Aldo, who doesn’t impress McGregor. Aldo fired back at McGregor today in an interview with Globo.com, as translated by Bloodyelbow.com saying:...

Aug 13, 2014 5:00 am

QUICK TWITT | Chael Sonnen: ‘I Remain undefeated’

Following a 14-minute grappling exchange in the Metamoris 4 main event last weekend, former UFC mouthpiece Chael P. Sonnen had just one quick comment to make. I remain undefeated — chael sonnen (@sonnench) August 10, 2014 Of course, ‘The Oregon Gangster’ ended up losing his pro-grappling debut via submission to Andre Galvao, but I guess...

Aug 7, 2014 6:52 am

Chael Sonnen To Compete In Metamoris Despite NSAC Threats – Says Gangsters Always Back It Up

Chalk on up for ‘The Bad Guys’. Chael Sonnen will compete at this weekend’s Metamoris event, despite being threatened not to by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Chael Sonnen is currently serving a two-year ban from combat sports, however Grappling doesn’t fall under the commissions jurisdiction.   Sonnen himself took to twitter with an update: When a...

Aug 6, 2014 3:17 pm

POLL | Who’s More “Gangster” – Chael Sonnen, Jon Jones, Or The Diaz Brothers?

With all the recent events, MMA’s most gangster(ish) fighters are running out of control. Chael Sonnen, the self-proclaimed “Oregon Gangster” has been popped for five different illegal drugs and suspended for two years. Jon Jones mugged Daniel Cormier inside the MGM Grand Lobby in front of hundreds of MMA fans. The Diaz brothers. Who’s more...

Aug 6, 2014 5:01 am

Sonnen Asked Randy Couture To Fill In At Metamoris 4

Chael Sonnen had moved on from MMA and was set to face Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 this Saturday, all seemed right with the world (sort of). That is until the NSAC decided to step in and try to block Sonnen from competing at the event, saying Metamoris fell under his MMA suspension, and threatened...

Aug 4, 2014 11:34 am

BREAKING: NSAC Attempting To Block Sonnen From Competing At Metamoris

Last month the NSAC suspended Chael Sonnen for two years after two failed drug tests. However the NSAC never barred Sonnen from competing in his grappling match against Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 later this month. Today news has surfaced that the NSAC is attempting to block Chael Sonnen from competing in his headlining match...

Aug 4, 2014 7:56 am

Bisping Believes Losses To Belfort, Sonnen And Silva Weren’t Clean

Michael Bisping has always been on the cusp of a title shot, but has never been able to win that one more fight and separate himself from the pack to earn a title shot. Bisping, who has hop scotched wins and losses going back to his win over Jason Mayhem Miller in 2011 is currently...

Jul 31, 2014 5:20 am

Wand Says ‘Give Me Sonnen In Metamoris’

“I think him and Belfort are just the two good fights that have a reason to happen for me. This is bad for everyone, bad for him, bad for me, bad for the fans who want so much that fight. But I’m gonna (be) waiting for him. He (Chael Sonnen) has just one way to...

Jul 30, 2014 5:04 am

Bisping: Sonnen Should Be Mad Over Belfort’s NSAC Hearing

UFC middleweight Michael Bisping is never at a loss for words, in this case he said what many fans are thinking. Chael Sonnen’s NSAC punishment was much more severe than Vitor Belfort’s. Check out this interview where Bisping talks about Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva, his upcoming fight with Cung Le, and the NSAC hearings...