Archive: Chael Sonnen

Oct 15, 2014 12:59 pm

Sonnen On PED Use: ‘I’m not going to apologize because I’m not sorry’

“People were saying, ‘why won’t he say he’s sorry?’ I’m not. I’m not going to apologize because I’m not sorry. I’m a consenting adult. I knew exactly what I was doing. This was a premeditated decision.” “Here’s the problem, is that it worked. The problem is, it helps. There’s a term out there, performance enhancing...

Oct 13, 2014 9:26 am

Vitor Belfort Plans To ‘Surprise’ Opponents Who Doubt Him

Vitor Belfort hasn’t fought in the Octagon since November of 2013, when he knocked out Dan Henderson with a head kick in the 1st round of their UFC Fight Night main event bout. Some time following the win, TRT was banned, leaving many to question if Vitor would be able to perform at the same...

Oct 7, 2014 3:55 pm

WWE Legend Jim Ross Explains Chael Sonnen Match Up – Exclusive

  Fan’s who purchased the BattleGrounds MMA pay-per-view last Friday were treated to quite a night of commentary. Not only did you get to watch an old school one-night tournament, but you got to listen to play-by-play from Chael Sonnen and legendary pro wrestling announcer Jim Ross. It was different from the normal MMA commentary...

Oct 3, 2014 3:57 pm

Chael Sonnen: The Desire Is Still There, So Is My UFC Contract’

  “The desire was still there. I love to compete. Even now I look forward to competing and it’s a lot of fun. I don’t know if it’s something that ever goes away. I’ll tell you something that does go away, is the desire to train. It’s really, really hard and it’s depressing. There were...

Oct 3, 2014 3:13 pm

Sonnen Wants Wanderlei In Metamoris, Waiting For Silva To Accept

“I think it could happen. I know that the invitation has been extended to him, and I know we’re just waiting to hear back from him. Metamoris was a lot of fun. Everybody watches it and it’s one of those deals that MMA fans, wrestling fans and jiu-jitsu fans all come together for. But, yes,...

Oct 3, 2014 10:32 am

Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Possible For Metamoris Event

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva were originally scheduled to fight under the UFC banner earlier this year, however after Wanderlei Silva evaded NSAC drug-testing officials, he was put on the sidelines, and Chael Sonnen was paired with Vitor Belfort. Leading up to Sonnen and Vitor’s fight at UFC 175, Sonnen failed a pair of drug...

Sep 27, 2014 9:13 am

Sonnen Forgives Wanderlei

Chael Sonnen has officially retired from MMA, and after a match against Andre Galvao in Metamoris, Sonnen is preparing to step into the booth to call the Battlegrounds fights on October 3rd. Prior to a pair of failed drug tests that led to his retirement, Sonnen was scheduled to fight Wanderlei Silva, who also failed...

Sep 27, 2014 5:03 am

Wanderlei Admits Producers Told Him To “Heat Things Up” On TUF

Recently retired Wanderlei Silva is continuing to speak out against the UFC, saying that the production team may have pointed him towards starting a brawl against Chael Sonnen. Wanderlei spoke with Band Television about the incident. “A producer said to me: ‘Look, we reached the seventh episode and things got cold. You could heat things...

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...