Archive: Chael Sonnen

Apr 23, 2013 7:37 pm

UFC 159 Mismatch Is Apparent as Title Fight Approaches

When Saturday gets here, the UFC’s biggest current feud will be settled in the main event of UFC 159. The confusing coaching dynamic of the last Ultimate Fighter season will come to an end. And one of the biggest mismatches in mixed martial arts to date will sell a baffling amount of pay per views....

Apr 23, 2013 10:20 am

Sonnen On Jones: He Could Beat Tyson And Ali At The Same Time

“As great as Jon Jones is, I don’t think he realizes how good he is. He could beat Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson at the same time. News flash buddy, you are the best. Maybe Tito Ortiz had a couple more wins, but he didn’t have the competition he’s faced. If I feel pressure, yeah,...

Apr 22, 2013 7:08 pm

Chael Sonnen Ranks Jon Jones as “Considerably Better” Than Anderson Silva

  During a pre-UFC 159 conference call Monday, Chael Sonnen resumed a familiar tune by once again belittling UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva.  During the call, Sonnen insisted that his upcoming opponent, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, is a better fighter than Silva.   “I don’t think they’re close,” Sonnen remarked about the two...

Apr 22, 2013 1:30 pm

UFC 159 Conference Call Highlights: Sonnen Wins Battle Of Words, Bisping / Belcher Trade Jabs

Instead of firing off multiple barbs, Chael Sonnen showered compliments onto Jon Jones during Monday’s UFC 159 media conference call, proclaiming the current UFC champ as – among other things – the greatest light heavyweight in history. The often-verbose Sonnen was the opposite, heaping praise by bushels. “(Jones) was talking about Muhammad Ali and Mike...

Apr 22, 2013 9:38 am

UFC 159 weigh-ins, Weidman Q&A set for Friday In Newark

The official weigh-ins for Saturday’s “UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” are set for Friday at AmeriHealth Pavilion at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The event is a precursor to the UFC light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones (17-1) and challenger Chael Sonnen (27-12-1). Jones and Sonnen were opposing coaches in the recently-concluded Ultimate...

Apr 22, 2013 8:19 am

Dana White Reaches Out To Victims Of Boston Bombings

  UFC President and former resident of Massachusetts, Dana White recently stated at the UFC on FOX 7 post-fight press conference that he plans on heading to Boston to in a show of support to some of the victims of last week’s horrific bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon. White still remains unclear...

Apr 19, 2013 10:52 am

White: Sonnen ‘attacked’ by Brazilian fan at TUF 17 Finale

It was bound to happen one day. An overzealous, Brazilian had Chael Sonnen in his sites and when given this opportunity, took a swing at the UFC headliner. Sonnen has dumped mounds of trash talk onto the Brazilian culture, especially during the build up to his two fights with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. UFC...

Apr 18, 2013 5:50 pm

Chael Sonnen Says “My UFC contract expired about four months ago…”

In an odd turn of events, the headlining fight of UFC 159 is going to go on without any sort of contractual agreement, according to UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Chael Sonnen. Sonnen has recently gone on former WWE Wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin’s “The Steve Austin Show” and stated that he has been without a UFC...

Apr 18, 2013 9:57 am

Jon Jones Apologizes for Sonnen Steroid Comments

The dynamic between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen is not a clear one. At times, the competitors seemed to be courteous on the Ultimate Fighter. But recently Jones has had enough of being cordial with Sonnen who has done his signature job of using his words to excite people for his fight. Jones let his...

Apr 17, 2013 8:48 am

Jon Jones Letting Sonnen Promote Fight, But Trash Talk Won’t Help In The Cage

Last night UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, stopped by FUEL TV’s ‘UFC Tonight’ to discuss his upcoming title defense against Chael Sonnen. Here is how it went down: Jon Jones response to Chael Sonnen trash talk: “I don’t really have too much of a response. Chael’s doing what he does best. He’s promoting a fight...

Apr 17, 2013 7:34 am

Jones: Sonnen On Steroids His Whole Career

“People know that Chael Sonnen has done steroids throughout his whole career and that’s probably why his testosterone is low now. I don’t think that is the heart or the attitude of a champion, so that’s what I meant when I said he lacks champion’s soul.” While making the promotional rounds for his upcoming title...

Apr 16, 2013 11:56 am

Lyoto Machida’s Manager Says Fight with Gutsafsson Doesn’t Make Sense

Lyoto Machida announced through his manager that he is not considering a match-up with fellow 205-lbs contender, Alexander Gustafsson.  Jorge Guimaraes, Machida’s manager, stated through Fighters Only that Machida’s next fight will be for the UFC light heavyweight belt, and nothing less.   “Lyoto is on stand-by list,” stated Guimaraes, “waiting for the winner of...

Apr 16, 2013 11:32 am

‘Countdown to UFC 159’ slated for next Tuesday

Will Jon Jones seem bored out of his mind? Will Chael Sonnen officially morph into Chael ‘P’? Those questions and more will likely be answered on Tuesday, April 23, when “Countdown to UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” will debut at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on Fuel TV. The traditional one-hour special will take...