Archive: Chael Sonnen

Jun 29, 2014 11:47 am

Sonnen Fails Second Drug Test, Positive for Four Banned Substances

The results from Chael Sonnen’s most recent NSAC drug test are finally in from earlier this month, and it shows Sonnen is positive for four different banned substances. The blood and urine tests, which were administered on June 5th in preparation for his scheduled July 5th bout, showed the presence of human growth hormone (HGH),...

Jun 27, 2014 6:52 am

Chael Sonnen: ‘Biting guys In Soccer A Very Weird Thing To Do’

“Lets start with what happened on the soccer field. To bite someone in the course of battle at least somehow makes some kind of sense. To walk up behind a guy and just bite into his shoulder is just a very weird thing to do.” “I’ve never experienced it in the Octagon, but I have...

Jun 26, 2014 6:41 pm

Metamoris 4: Sonnen VS Galvao (Official Trailer)

Chael Sonnen battles Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 on August 9th in Los Angeles. Full card includes: Chael Sonnen vs. Andre Galvao Josh Barnett vs. Dean Lister Keenan Cornelius vs. Vinny Magalhaes Saulo Ribeiro vs. Rodrigo Medeiros Garry Tonon vs. Kit Dale and The Secret Match (to be revealed on fight night)

Jun 26, 2014 2:52 pm

Galvao Expecting ‘Evolved’ Chael Sonnen In Metamoris 4 Headliner

“It won’t be easy… He has evolved and that’s natural. If you fight MMA, you should know jiu-jitsu. That’s a fact. That’s why he trains jiu-jitsu like every other MMA fighter. Evolution is a consequence of training, and he has evolved a lot. I will train and fight by the rules, going for the submission...


Jun 25, 2014 6:48 pm

Ralek Gracie: Metamoris Perfect Fit For Chael Sonnen

“I think Chael, given everything that was happening with the UFC, I thought it would be an interesting way for him to keep himself active and keep himself interested in something that brings him to his roots in a lot of ways. It really was kind of a perfect fit for him be able to...

Jun 24, 2014 2:45 pm

Ralek Gracie: Metamoris Is A ‘Perfect Fit’ For Chael Sonnen

Metamoris President Ralek Gracie spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about Chael Sonnen’s upcoming grappling match against Andre Galvo at Metamoris 4 in August which takes place in Los Angeles California. “I think Chael, given everything that was happening with the UFC, I thought it would be an interesting way for him to...

Jun 24, 2014 2:06 pm

Metamoris To Be Added To UFC Fight Pass?

UFC President Dana White spoke to MMA-In-Asia.com while on his tour of Europe promoting UFC Macau in August about the possibility of Metamoris being added to UFC Fight Pass. “Absolutely, Metamoris is something we’d look at for Fight Pass,” Dana White exclaimed as he spoke to MMA-in-Asia, “I think people are going to be absolutely...

Jun 23, 2014 11:23 am

Forrest Griffin On TRT: It Was Worth Shortening Your Life

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin spoke to BostonHerald.com to talk about the side effects from using Testosterone Replacement Therapy, and how in his mind it was all worth it. “I did it, I think it’s great. When it started, I had two problems with steroids. One, they’re illegal and I’m doing illegal drugs....

Jun 22, 2014 3:20 pm

Jones: ‘Chael Almost Gained My Favor In Handling Of Failed Drug Test’

“I watched him on UFC Tonight. I thought he handled it very responsibly. I really admired him being vulnerable and telling the world about the situation with his wife and things like that. I’ve been very vocal about not respecting steroid users and guys who cheat. But Chael almost gained an exception with the way...

Jun 21, 2014 11:33 am

White: Wanderlei And Sonnen Are ‘Basically Ruined’ After Drug Testing Fiasco

“You’re basically ruined. Chael Sonnen had to retire. You know how much money he could have made in MMA and UFC?” “I’m pretty confident they’re going to bury him deep. I don’t know what else you could do to him, other than stone them and beat them with sticks. Financially, they’ll be destroyed with sponsors,...

Jun 20, 2014 6:13 am

Chael Sonnen Rumored to Compete at Metamoris 4 in August

Just as many fight fans assumed, when self-proclaimed bad guy Chael Sonnen officially announced his retirement on UFC Tonight a little more than a week ago, it would not be the last we would see of him. Just a few days after the announcement of his retirement, rumors began to swirl that The American Gangster...

Jun 20, 2014 5:29 am

QUICK TWITT | WWE Hall-Of-Famer Calls Out Sonnen For Stealing His Lines

Scott Hall, also known as Razor Ramon, took to twitter recently in an attempt to keep Chael Sonnen honest about stealing some famous words from the wrestler. Check it: [email protected]: Bad times don't last, but BAD GUYS do…” very original — Scott Hall (@SCOTTHALLNWO) June 19, 2014 Hey yo @sonnench….WWE Hall of Fame 2014 pic.twitter.com/KFU7atktev...

Jun 19, 2014 5:01 pm

Dana White: ‘Wanderlei Silva is Very Wrong’

“I’m not the athletic commission, but I think he’s very wrong. I think he’s in big trouble. You can not run away from a test. You can’t do it, and it sets a very bad precedent. He would have been better off taking the test and testing positive than running from the test. But I’m...

Jun 19, 2014 2:53 pm

Wanderlei ‘Relieved’ He Came Clean, Wants Return To Action ASAP

“I am relieved to have solved this problem. We explained to them the circumstances and that I was not using any PEDs. I injured my wrist in February and after that I felt extreme pain in training. So I was prescribed anti-inflammatories and that made my wrist swell up, so then I started taking diuretics...

Jun 19, 2014 6:00 am

Sonnen Responds To NSAC Suspension, Says He’s Definitely Done Fighting

Yesterday the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen following a failed drug test for banned substances. Sonnen had already retired from competition, so the suspension is of no real consequence, however, he still took to his day job at UFC Tonight to react to the news. “I’m retired. But there is...

Jun 17, 2014 8:42 pm

Wanderlei Silva Admits To Taking Banned Substances

During a NSAC hearing earlier today for Wanderlei Silva and several other fighters and boxers, Silva admitted to taking two banned substances. After his brawl with Chael Sonnen on the TUF set, Wanderlei Silva began taking anti-inflammatory medication for a fractured wrist, and then began taking diuretics to minimize the amount of water that he...

Jun 16, 2014 11:18 am

Dr. Catlin: Sonnen Was Just Trying To Be Normal

Dr. Don Catlin, arguably the most qualified person to speak about TRT, did so on Inside MMA with Bas Ruten and Kenny Rice to discuss the results of Chael Sonnen’s failed drug test last week. For those who don’t know Dr. Catlin opened the first anti-doping lab in the US back in 1982, which also...

Jun 16, 2014 8:29 am

White: ‘Why would Sonnen ever come back?’

UFC President Dana White spoke to media members during a UFC 174 media scrum about Chael Sonnen’s retirement, as well as the potential possibility of Sonnen returning to the Octagon. “If Chael came back to me and said he wants to fight again I’d go, ‘Dude, why?; The offers that this guy gets every day...

Jun 12, 2014 6:45 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Chael Sonnen’s Retirement

Yesterday afternoon the world went into a state of shock when learning of the retirement of Chael Sonnen. Here’s the reaction from some notable professionals: Just heard about @sonnench, loved watching u compete n ur style, the game won't be the same w/o u…God bless to u n ur fam… — Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) June...

Jun 12, 2014 6:36 am

QUICK TWITT | Wanderlei Silva Still Wants Sonnen Fight

Unfortunately for Wanderlei Silva, his chance to face Chael Sonnen expired when Sonnen retired last night on national television. Now, the former TUF Brazil coach and Sonnen rival is speaking up about the fight that eluded him and why he still wants it. Check it: How run? Retired? After say all this shits about me,we...

Jun 12, 2014 5:45 am

Sonnen: ‘I take responsibility, but this is a matter of health’

Yesterday we learned that, ‘The Bad Guy’ Chael P. Sonnen has decided to retire from Mixed Martial Arts competition. It was a stunning announcement, that leaves fans with more questions than answers. Sonnen did his best to explain his decision on last night’s edition of ‘UFC Tonight. (Replay Here) His words: Chael Sonnen on his...

Jun 11, 2014 5:31 pm

Chael Sonnen Retires From Mixed Martial Arts Following NSAC Drug Test

Details are far-and-few-between, but unfortunately for fight fans Chael Sonnen appears to be retiring following news of a failed drug test and subsequent removal from UFC 175. We will work towards providing more details as they become available, but for now, all we really know is that the UFC’s biggest star, with the biggest arms...

Jun 11, 2014 12:46 pm

Silva To Answer For Drug Test Dodging Charges In Nevada Next Week

Before Chael Sonnen failed his drug test, resulting in his removal from UFC 175, Wanderlei Silva dodged his. The two TUF Brazil 3 coaches were originally slated to fight each other, in the sports biggest grudge match to-date, however, both are now on the shelf facing serious allegations. in the State of Nevada. For Silva,...

Jun 10, 2014 6:22 pm

Chael Sonnen Speaks About Failed Drug Test (Video)

Chael Sonnen took to America’s Pregame on Fox Sports 1 to explain why he failed his drug test. Check out the full interview below. Chael Sonnen explains his positive drug test: “There is a huge distinction between illegal versus banned. These are perfectly legal substances. These are not performance-enhancing drugs. These are not anabolics. These...