Archive: Chael Sonnen

May 29, 2014 6:00 am

Wanderlei is Out, Belfort is IN Against Sonnen at UFC 175

As if this fight needed more drama and controversy, a new event has marred the TUF Brazil 3 fight between coached Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva: Silva is out of the fight at UFC 175. In his place is another Brazilian veteran, Vitor Belfort. While I would like to add that as of right now,...

May 23, 2014 1:01 pm

Chael P. Sonnen: ‘People don’t understand the psychology of what I do’

“I don’t think that you can psychologically do anything to an opponent,. I know it gets talked about, but, for me, that stuff’s for the playground when you’re a little kid. In the playground, whoever talks the toughest is deemed to be the toughest. “Think back to your days growing up and the toughest kid...

May 23, 2014 5:18 am

Sonnen: “Dan Henderson may be the greatest fighter of all time”

“Dan Henderson may be the greatest fighter of all time. If you want to sit around and talk about who had the best career, it may be Dan Henderson. Daniel Cormier may be the greatest light-heavyweight alive today. Cormier is a nine-to-one favorite in Las Vegas over arguably the greatest of all time.” Chael P....

May 22, 2014 5:15 am

Sonnen: Female Fighters Should Be Grateful For Ronda Rousey

“She’s the whole thing for women’s MMA. I know there are some girls who don’t get along with her but, at the end of the day, when they put their heads down at night they’ve got to be grateful. Saying that, there are some other girls that aren’t too far behind. I think that Miesha...

May 20, 2014 8:39 am

Diego Brandao Injured, Out Of TUF Brazil 3 Bout

The TUF Brazil 3 Finale event has already seen its fair share of changes, and it just got one more. Unfortunately for fight fans, TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao has been forced out of his scheduled bout against Brian Ortega. The injury itself remains undisclosed. Brandao last saw action in a losing effort to Dustin...

May 13, 2014 8:12 pm

Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson Licensed By NSAC In Post-TRT Era

Good news fight fans. Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen have been given licenses to fight by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. While usually not a headliner, the two former teammates have been poster-boys for the controversial use exemptions for Testostorone Replacement Therapy (TRT). And up until the recent ban, have been using the treatment in...

May 12, 2014 1:22 pm

VIDEO | Sonnen vs. Silva Coaches Challenge – TUF Brazil 3 Replay!

The much-anticipated Coaches’ Challenge pits Wanderlei Silva against Chael Sonnen in a head-to-head competition. At stake: bragging rights along with a purse worth $33,000. See new episodes of TUF Brazil 3, Sunday nights, on UFC Fight Pass. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 7, 2014 10:28 pm

No Surgery For JDS, Quick Recovery Likely

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was expected to return to action against Stipe Miocic at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale. Unfortunately for fight fans, JDS was forced to withdraw from the main event due to a broken hand suffered in training. According to a report on UFC Tonight, the Brazilian fighter will not...

May 6, 2014 4:19 pm

Fabio Maldonado In For JDS, Faces Miocic In ‘TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ Headliner

Brazilian slugger, Fabio Maldonado has stepped up to save ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil: Sonnen vs. Silva’ Finale event and will face Stipe Miocic in the evening’s headliner. The Brazilian has agreed to move up to the UFC’s heavyweight division in order to make this bout a go. The TUF Brazil 3 Finale event is set...

May 6, 2014 11:55 am

Sonnen: ‘My UFC career will not be complete until I fight Vitor Belfort’

“I think outside of Jon Jones, Vitor is the scariest guy in the UFC right now. Vitor’s and I’s paths will cross. There’s two guys that for my career to be complete, I have to fight. It’s Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort. That’s not a secret. The UFC will tell you the same thing. It...

May 3, 2014 2:47 pm

Chael Sonnen: WWE’s Paul Heyman Saved TUF Brazil

“To say [Wanderlei] was ruining the show may be extreme, but the interaction between he and I is an element of the show that’s important. There has to be the interaction of the coaches. It’s an important factor. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know how to handle this. This is the same...

May 2, 2014 11:25 am

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva Talks Being Painted The Villain, Retirement

In his first interview since completing filming of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3, Wanderlei Silva talks about the infamous on-set brawl with rival coach Chael Sonnen, the crucible-like atmosphere of the series, and addresses rumors of his impending retirement. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 1, 2014 11:21 am

Wand Thinks TUF Brazil Editors Painted Him The Villain

“They edited a lot of things, and unfortunately, the production decided to paint me as the villain. But that is not right, because he said horrible things about us, and disrespected me at every moment during filming. This good guy you’re watching on television is not how things are for real. He said and did...

May 1, 2014 10:36 am

QUICK TWITT | Sonnen Responds To Wanderlei’s Racist Accusations

Earlier this week, Wanderlei Silva released a video documenting Chael Sonnens poor use of words over the last several years. The Axe Murderer went so far as to call him a racist in hopes of rallying a revolt against the UFC’s most outspoken fighter. The video was good, it was an interesting look at the...

Apr 26, 2014 10:42 am

Sonnen On Why He Wants To Fight Rich Franklin

“Here the bottom line: Rich Franklin has one fight left. I would’ve been world champion. Way back when Rich held that belt, I would’ve whipped his ass back then. I would’ve been the world champion but I couldn’t get my opportunity, and I’m still mad about it. I would’ve been the PRIDE champion but I...

Apr 26, 2014 10:09 am

Sonnen Talks TUF Brawl And How Being A Victim Messes With His Bad Guy Image

“I’m on top of Wanderlei Silva without a mouthpiece, I could’ve bit him, but I didn’t,” said Sonnen. “He’s got no gloves on. He could have eye gouged me, but he didn’t. There’s rules, even in a street fight with me and Wanderlei who hate each other. There was a weight stack right next to...

Apr 26, 2014 9:50 am

Sonnen “Positive”, Not “Panicked” Over TRT Ban

“I do feel a little bit different but I feel very encouraged with the new path we’re taking. I’m feeling more positive than panicked. At first, I felt panic. My panic is going away, and I’m seeing some optimism, but I’m not through it yet.” “To be candid with you, if I find something and...

Apr 23, 2014 11:07 am

Dana Lectures Sonnen And Silva For Brawl, Kicks Dida Off TUF Show

Last week, we watched Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen come to blows on the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil set. And no matter how you feel about the confrontation, or who was to blame for it, we all knew that Dana White would have a thing or two to say about the melee. And – being the...

Apr 22, 2014 4:17 pm

Wanderlei Silva: ‘Chael Sonnen Is A Racist’

Chael Sonnen has definitely made some questionable statements about Brazil during fight promotions and Wanderlei Silva doesn’t want his fans to forget that fact. ‘The Axe Murderer’ recently went as far as to call his upcoming opponent a ‘racist’ on his official instagram account. “This guy is a racist and he doesn’t deserve our respect....

Apr 21, 2014 4:53 pm

Liddell on Sonnen: I can’t stand the way he promotes fights.

In a recent interview with MMAJunkie‘s Steven Marrocco, UFC Hall of Famer Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell stated that he doesn’t appreciate the way Chael Sonnen promotes fights: “Chael’s a nice guy,” said Liddell. “I’ve met him and hung out with him. I like him, and he’s a nice guy. I can’t stand the way he promotes fights. I understand...

Apr 20, 2014 9:32 pm

TUF Brazil Girls Talk Season 3 Fighters

The girls competing in the The Ultimate fighter Brazil 3 Octagon girl contest turn the tables and give their choices for some of the standouts in this season. New episodes post every Sunday night, exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 20, 2014 1:50 pm

VIDEO | TUF Brazil 3: Octagon Girl Contest

They are some of the most gorgeous women in Brazil and now they’re competing for a spot to be an Octagon girl for the upcoming TUF Brazil 3 finale. New episodes post every Sunday night, exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 18, 2014 11:28 am

Coach: Wand/Sonnen TUF Brawl Was ‘Orchestrated’

By Evan Stoumbelis The story of the brawl between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva on TUF Brazil continued to evolve today when one of Sonnen’s coaches, Jamie Huey, spoke to Niall McGrath of TalkingBrawl and said the whole thing was ‘orchestrated’ by the production team. “I’ll kind of break something here, that’s not really a...