Archive: Chael Sonnen

Jul 31, 2013 10:45 am

Vitor Belfort Interested in Fight With Chael Sonnen

With his recent dismissal of fighting Tim Kennedy, UFC middleweight fighter Vitor Belfort insisted that unless he is to fight for the title, he must fight in another weight class.  UFC light heavyweight fighter, Chael Sonnen, was quick to express interest in facing the Brazilian fighter.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Through his wife...

Jul 24, 2013 9:29 am

With new contract Chael Sonnen plans to return to middleweight after Shogun fight

Chael Sonnen has a light heavyweight bout against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua next month at UFC Fight Night 26, but he plans to move back down to his former weight class. On Tuesday night’s edition of UFC Tonight, Sonnen (27-13-1) said that he plans to return to middleweight after he beats Shogun (21-7). “There are two...

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 23, 2013 12:08 pm

Chael Sonnen Cleared for TRT Use for Fight with Shogun Rua

Chael Sonnen is perhaps the most notorious fighter using Testosterone Replacement Therapy after he tested positive for high testosterone levels in his first loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 117.  In a recent interview, he confirmed that the athletic commission in Massachusetts has accepted his request for theraputic use of TRT for his UFC bout...

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 18, 2013 9:16 am

Uriah Hall will now face John Howard at UFC Fight Night 26

Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran John Howard is making his return to the UFC. He will go up against middleweight Uriah Hall (7-3) at UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen at Boston’s TD Garden. The Boston Herald first reported the new match up and UFC officials confirmed the change. Howard (20-8) replaced Josh Samman who...

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 5:44 pm

With Contract Expired Chael Sonnen Lists Demands for New UFC Deal

Chael Sonnen has demands for his new UFC contract.  At the top of that list: replace veteran ring announcer Bruce Buffer with Jello Biafra, the former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It seems that Chael Sonnen has changed his stance on not needing a contract to fight for the UFC. ...

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 6:44 am

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 3 of 3

This is the conclusion to our three part series looking at some of the most memorable moments in the UFC. Enjoy! Matt Hughes TKO’s Royce Gracie at UFC 60 Then reigning welterweight pound for pound king Matt Hughes agreed to fight one of the most dangerous jiu jitsu fighters of all time in Royce Gracie....

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 26, 2013 2:10 pm

Dana White Unsure Why Anderson Silva “Loves to f**k with the media”

    UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva has once again been called out, only this time it isn’t for a fight. Vocal UFC President Dana White said during a conference call earlier this week for UFC 162- where Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) will defend his championship against challenger Chris Weidman- that he...

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...