Archive: Chael Sonnen

Apr 17, 2014 3:52 pm

The Many Faces Of Chael Sonnen, And The One Face Of Wanderlei Silva

On one side of the spectrum, there’s Chael Sonnen. If you love Chael Sonnen, there’s little doubt in my mind that some of that love (or possibly a lot of it) hinges upon his seemingly effortless ability to entertain you on the microphone. He’s quick with his quips, he’s deadly with his deadpan, and he blurs...

Apr 17, 2014 3:22 pm

Wanderlei: Dida had the “right motivation” when he punched Sonnen.

The UFC may have chosen to remove Andre Dida from the The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 after a solidly placed punch to the back of Chael Sonnen’s head, but Wanderlei Silva is finding no fault in his friend and teammate’s actions. Wandy posted this statement on his facebook following the incident (the translation is from...

Apr 17, 2014 2:23 pm

White: Wanderlai Silva Injured Back In TUF Brazil Brawl

By Evan Stoumbelis According to UFC President Dana White Wanderlei Silva injured his back in the fight he had with Chael Sonnen on the set of a TUF Brazil episode which aired last week. “What happened was Wanderlei got hurt in that fight. He got double legged on the concrete and he hurt his back....

Apr 17, 2014 1:04 pm

Chuck Liddell: ‘To me, pre-fight touching is not OK’

Chuck Liddell, one of the most popular MMA fighters in the UFC and a man known for being hard intimidate and carrying heavy hands, spoke to MMAjunkie recently about the increasing amount of pre-fight brawls between slated fighters. If you are already marked to fight each other in the ring, why get worked up before...


Apr 15, 2014 10:59 am

Belfort Embarrassed By Sonnen & Wanderlei Following TUF Brawl

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC middleweight title contender Vitor Belfort says he is embarrassed by the unsportsmanlike conduct shown by his fellow fighters Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen on TUF Brazil. Vitor sent out a message over Facebook, which was translated by MMAFighting.com: “The brawl between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen at TUF Brazil embarrassed me. First, because MMA is not violence, it is a fight...

Apr 14, 2014 1:48 pm

Sonnen On TUF Brazil Brawl: ‘It was illegal, what happened to me was criminal’

“It ended up being a two-on-one, and in that aspect, that was the most unfortunate part,” Sonnen said. “The whole thing is regrettable. It never should have happened. That’s one of the deals with reality TV. If you have a bad moment, you’re caught. Everyone may have a bad moment. They go in their car,...

Apr 14, 2014 12:43 pm

Sonnen Says He’s A Test-Tube Dummy Off TRT

“I’ve had a pretty good amount of success so far. But I’ve got to reserve the right to change this answer next week if we talk again. I’m still having a little bit of residue left over, and I’m still feeling really good, but there is a difference. I’m trying a different regimen with doctors...

Apr 14, 2014 11:21 am

Sonnen vs. Wanderlei On Set TUF Brawl – FULL REPLAY

Last night on ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3’ coaches Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen engaged in a real, unscripted fist fight. If you missed this crazy event transpire, here’s the replay:

Apr 14, 2014 9:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Chael Sonnen Calls Out Rich Franklin

Rich Franklin hasn’t seen the inside of the Octagon since his 2012 KO loss to Cung Le. The former middleweight champion has been sitting idle, while building up his Beverly Hills juicing business. Now, out of nowhere, Chael Sonnen, who is supposed to face-off with Wanderelei Silva on July 4th weekend, is calling out ‘Ace’...

Apr 8, 2014 4:02 pm

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen Can Backflip – WOW!

UFC middleweight and light-heavyweight fighter, TUF Brazil 3 coach and ‘UFC Tonight’ host, Chael P. Sonnen, has added one more talent to his resume. Hit play above and check it.

Apr 7, 2014 8:37 am

Featherweights Rony Jason And Robbie Peralta Set To Square Off On TUF Brazil 3 Finale

  According to Combate.com, another bout has been added to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Brazil 3 Finale card, as the exciting TUF Brazil 1 winner Rony Jason will face off with the hard-hitting Robbie Peralta in a featherweight showdown.   Usually, it’s smarter to wait for the UFC to announce added fights to scheduled cards, but Combate.com...

Apr 2, 2014 11:49 am

Sonnen Doesn’t Trust Silva’s Commitment To Fight, Readying For Cancellation

“It’s one of those things where, something stinks here. He’s talking more than ever. He’s saying things like ‘Chael better not get hurt’ and ‘Chael better not fall out.’ I’ve never pulled out, ever. If I’m hurt or I’m sick, I just show up. Never do I complain or I pull out. What that’s telling...

Mar 27, 2014 7:27 pm

Who’s The UFC’s Hardest Hitter? Florian & Sonnen Weigh In

Out of the UFC’s 400+ fighters currently signed to the roster, who hits the hardest? That’s essentially like asking, who that hardest trained puncher in the world is, right? At any rate, during last night’s UFC Tonight broadcast, hosts Kenny Florian & Chael Sonnen, discussed this very topic. Some of the fighters mentioned were Dan...

Mar 27, 2014 6:32 pm

Sonnen: ‘Maybe Hendo Was Drinking When He Called Out Machida’

…and not because he wouldn’t take the fight. “He was probably riding high after his victory. When we interviewed him after the fight, he said he was going out to celebrate. Then, he posted some photos of him with cervezas”, Sonnen said with a grin. “He probably tweeted out that challenge then, not realizing that he’d have...

Mar 27, 2014 2:56 pm

Demian Maia vs. Mike Pierce In The Works For Brazil’s May UFC Event

According to recent reports on UFC tonight, a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Mike Pierce is in the works for the UFC’s return trip to Brazil in May. The event, scheduled for May 31, is to serve as ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil — Season 3 Finale’ and will feature, coaches, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei...

Mar 27, 2014 9:09 am

Bout Between Undefeated Lightweights Ernest Chavez And Elias Silverio Added To Fight Night 42 Card

UFC has added another bout to the Fight Night 42 lineup. Unbeaten lightweight Ernest Chavez will take on Brazilian Elias Silverio (also undefeated… and also a lightweight, obviously) at the event, which takes place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in May. The headliner for the card is a highly anticipated one, as we will finally see current “TUF:...

Mar 24, 2014 7:15 pm

Sonnen Explains How Easy It Is To Manipulate Wanderlei

“He is so stupid, I’m ashamed of him. He is a checkers player. In checkers you play one move at a time. If you are a chess player, you have to guess what I’m going to do and plan your next move, you have to be three or four moves ahead. He is so stupid,...

Mar 24, 2014 10:44 am

UFC Confirms Sonnen vs. Silva Official For May 31

It’s still not entirely clear if Wanderlei Silva has signed his contract to fight Chael Sonnen, but that little detail didn’t stop UFC executive Grace Tourinho from addressing the issue at last night’s UFC Fight Night 38 post-fight press conference. According to Brazil’s UFC boss, the fight between Sonnen and Silva is official for May 31,...

Mar 21, 2014 7:54 am

Barnatt On McGregor: ‘You don’t have to represent the sport badly’

I’m starting to wonder if there’s anyone left in the UFC who doesn’t have some level of drama going on with Connor McGregor. Luke Barnatt, a member of The Ultimate Fighter 17 roster, recently sat down with Jonathan Shrager of MMA.TV and spoke about his issues with McGregor, as well as his fantastic start to his...

Mar 18, 2014 10:38 am

Sonnen Admits To ‘Spider’ Envy, Wants Third Fight With Anderson Silva

UFC middleweight fighter, Chael Sonnen, recently conducted an interview with the Brazilian Media and discussed his storied rivalry with Anderson Silva. Sonnen’s word were translated from English to Portuguese and back to English again, but the just of it, is that he’s explaining his discouraging words towards the Brazilian fighters and taking the high road,...