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 4:29 pm

FULL Event Quotes & Recap: UFC Media Call with Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen & Dana White

The UFC conducted a conference call today featuring UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, former two-time middleweight contender Chael Sonnen and UFC President Dana White. The purpose of the call was to promote Sonnen and Jones coaching opposite one another on The Ultimate Fighter season 17 which will begin in January. The two will meet...


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 26, 2012 7:56 am

What’s Next for the Main Card Fighters of UFC 152

  What’s next for the main card fighters of UFC 152? Saturday night’s card was entertaining and gave fans a little bit of everything. There were three knockouts and three submissions in 12 total bouts. Even a couple of the fights that went to decision were full of intrigue and very suspense. I don’t think...

Sep 25, 2012 10:04 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Pat Healy on BJ Penn, Josh Thomson, Chael Sonnen and Strikeforce

  Pat Healy joined us on BJPenn.Com Radio this past Sunday night to talk about his bout with Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez. Literally three hours after we spoke to Pat Strikeforce sent out a press release informing everyone that Melendez was injured and the card was going to be canceled. The majority of our...

Sep 21, 2012 7:04 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Q & A with Charles Oliveira

  At just 22-years-old Charles Oliveira is one of the youngest fighters in the UFC. He made his debut for the organization just two months shy of his 20th birthday when he defeated Darren Elkins via armbar just 41 seconds into the first round in August of 2010. He also took home the submission of...

Sep 17, 2012 9:28 am

Dana White Says "Sonnen is in Full Training Camp to Fight Jones" | UFC News

The Gangster from West Linn, Oregon is anticipating to replace former UFC heavyweight tournament winner & former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort and take his shot at light heavyweight belt held by Jon Jones.  UFC President, Dana White conveyed during last week’s UFC luncheon that Chael Sonnen awaits another last-minute change to UFC 152. ...

Sep 14, 2012 5:55 pm

VIDEO | Where You At? Episode 2, Sean McClure and Renato Laranja

Sean McClure catches up with 27-time BJJ World Champion Renato Laranja. This time Laranja is out and about doing day to day, regular Joe stuff. He discusses Jon Jones’s athleticism, compares Chael Sonnen to hemorrhoid cream, and discusses his bond with Lyoto Machida’s family.

Sep 13, 2012 1:40 pm

Anderson Silva & Co. Show What it Means to be an Ultimate Fighter

  It wasn’t that long ago that people were growing disenchanted with Anderson Silva. After lackluster performances against Thales Leites and Patrick Cote, Silva walked into the Octagon at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi and embarrassed himself, the sport, his opponent and the UFC. All talk of a potential super fight against UFC Welterweight Champion...

Sep 12, 2012 3:27 pm

Rumor: Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen possible for UFC 153 main event | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor News broke yesterday that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo had sustained an injury and was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Frankie Edgar at UFC 153. As if that news wasn’t enough to panic UFC officials, the organization also had to scrap the co-main event set for 153 between Quinton...

Sep 12, 2012 11:05 am

Vitor Belfort: "Chael Sonnen is a clown and is giving up on his weight class." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor It is no secret that former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has made more than a few Brazilian enemies over the past couple of years. Chael has verbally insulted the country of Brazil on many occasions, which has resulted in Brazilians around the world sharing a common disdain for the “Gangster from Westlin.” It should come...

Sep 11, 2012 9:07 pm

Jon Jones: "I'm not a bad person. I pride myself on inspiring others." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Since turning down a short-notice title defense bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 151, Jon Jones (16-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC), who now meets Vitor Belfort (21-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) at UFC 152, has received a boatload of criticism. The 25-year-old UFC light heavyweight champion is well aware of his critics, but refuses...

Sep 11, 2012 7:54 pm

Dana White: "Vitor begged for the fight, and it made more sense." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor At today’s UFC 152 pre-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White explained the reasoning behind choosing Vitor Belfort to face Jon Jones at UFC 152. “People talk a lot of [expletive], but nobody’s too excited to jump around and fight Jones right now,” White said on a Tuesday call with media members....

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...

Sep 6, 2012 8:17 am

Charlie Brenneman is the Latest Addition to the FundAFighter Family

You can now add UFC welterweight Charlie Brenneman to the growing list of fighters who have joined the FundAFighter team. There is an added twist to Brenneman’s signing as the Pennsylvania native has pledged to donate half of the money he raises to launch an anti-childhood obesity initiative. The 31-year old Brenneman has an overall...

Sep 5, 2012 8:21 am

Is it too Late for Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre

Last night on Fuel TV Dana White told MMA fans something that may or may not be music to their ears. The long proposed super fight between the longest reigning UFC champions is pretty close to becoming a reality. UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva have been ruling their...

Sep 4, 2012 9:56 pm

UFC 152| Hatred for Jon Jones is Unwarranted

It has been roughly two weeks since UFC President Dana White did the unthinkable and completely cancelled UFC 151 when light heavyweight champion Jon Jones refused to fight Chael Sonnen on 8 days notice. Immediately after an infuriated White blasted Jones and his coach Greg Jackson in the press conference, an extremely large percentage of...

Sep 4, 2012 7:09 am

Jon Jones Talks About UFC 151 in His First Interview Since the Card was Cancelled

  In an interview MMAFighting.Com’s Ariel Helwani, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones spoke up for the first time other than a few tweets from his Twitter account about the cancellation of UFC 151, Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson and more. Jones begins the interview by talking about the reason he turned down the fight in...