Archive: Chael Sonnen

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...

Jun 10, 2014 6:16 pm

Dana White Addresses Chael Sonnen’s Failed Drug Test (Video)

UFC President Dana White joined America’s Pregame on Fox Sports 1 to discuss Chael Sonnen’s failed drug test earlier today. Check out the video of the interview as well as the quotes below: UFC president Dana White on if he was shocked by the positive drug test results: “My reaction isn’t shock. This has been...

Jun 10, 2014 12:31 pm

BREAKING | Chael Sonnen Fails Random Drug Test, Will Not Fight Belfort At UFC 175

Chael Sonnen has failed a random drug test and will no longer fight Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 according to NSAC chairman Francisco Aguilar, who confirmed the drug test results with ESPN.com. The UFC had the following to say on the matter: “UFC officials acknowledge irregularities in a recent random test. Chael is planning on...

Jun 6, 2014 9:49 am

Chael Sonnen: ‘I got lucky against Shogun’

“Here is what you have to understand. I caught him, I got lucky. That was a lucky move. If we would fight ten more times, I would never catch that move again. But he has never said that. He let me have my 15 minutes of fame. He shut his mouth and walked out. I...

Jun 5, 2014 2:45 pm

Chael Sonnen Lands Ambassador Gig In Topps/UFC Partnership

The Topps Company, Inc. and the Ultimate Fighting Championships today launched the 2014 Topps UFC Knockout card set, the most comprehensive and engaging collectible card product ever launched in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The launch of the 2014 set will feature special giveaways and promotional opportunities, including a “Golden Ticket” insertion in select...

Jun 3, 2014 2:37 pm

Chael Sonnen Was Supposed To Fight Anthony Johnson At UFC 175

Chael Sonnen spoke to media members prior to the TUF Brazil Finale this past Saturday and told everyone that he expected to fight Anthony Rumble Johnson when Wanderlei Silva was removed from the UFC 175 card. “I’ve been on hold to fight Anthony Johnson. Right now Little Nog’s supposed to fight Anthony Johnson, everybody’s waiting...

Jun 3, 2014 2:23 pm

Chael Sonnen Doesn’t Know If He Can Make 185

Chael Sonnen originally reported that his bout with Vitor Belfort would take place at 205 pounds but it would be for the #1 contender spot. However several days after that Dana White reported the bout would take place at 185 pounds. Sonnen spoke to media members prior to the TUF Brazil finale on Saturday about...

Jun 2, 2014 4:23 pm

Dana White: Chael Sonnen Could Run the UFC One Day

Dana White spoke to Media members in Berlin recently, and one of the topics that was brought up was who Dana thought would make a good replacement for when he decides he’s burned out and has enough being the UFC President. “I think Chael would be fantastic,” White said. “The thing is with Chael, though,...