Archive: Chael Sonnen

Mar 18, 2014 8:17 am

Chael Sonnen: ‘Wanderlei has no balls’

Eventually Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva are going to take their beef to the streets… Oh wait, that already happened. At any rate, there is definitely no love lost between Silva and Sonnen. The two middleweight fighters are fresh off shooting the third season of Brazil’s Ultimate Fighter and are expected to face off inside...

Mar 14, 2014 11:20 am

Dana White: Sonnen vs. Silva still not official

By Evan Stoumbelis The ongoing drama between “The American Gangster” Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva continued this week during Dana White’s UFC 171 pre-fight media scrum. Dana told reporters that the fight between the TUF 3 Brazil coaches was still not set in stone. “Yeah,” White affirmed when asked on Thursday if...


Mar 11, 2014 10:02 am

Chael Sonnen Credits Two Brazilians For His Desire To Start Fighting

It doesn’t come as a big surprise that Chael Sonnen isn’t the most popular personality in Brazil. However, it seems that the “American Gangster” has been admiring Brazilian fighters since the beginning of his career. Sonnen took to Brazilian media organization Globo to discuss two Brazilian fighters that had a big influence on the sport and...

Mar 10, 2014 4:30 pm

Wand Blasts Sonnen: ‘Jokes About Poor Children & Whores Is Not Funny’

“This guy offended us. He called my country a jungle and said we don’t even have internet. He called our women whores. To say things and then say it’s only promotion doesn’t work. The guy makes jokes about homeless children. We walk in Sao Paulo and see the children in the streets and it’s painful....

Mar 10, 2014 3:48 pm

Sonnen on Wand: There’s never been a guy that terrible in UFC

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva really don’t like each other, thus making ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3’ one of the most highly anticipated ‘TUF’ seasons in recent memory. “The American Gangster” recently sat down with MMAFighting.com to both promote the show and of course talk trash about his opposing coach on the UFC Fight Pass...

Mar 8, 2014 9:16 am

Dana White Doesn’t Care If TRT Users Retire

By Evan Stoumbelis Even after it’s ban TRT is still making headlines. Chael Sonnen said in an interview recently that he may have to give up MMA as a result of the ban on TRT because he needs it to function in his everyday life. This was in line with what Dr. Neil Goodman said...

Mar 6, 2014 7:48 am

Chael Sonnen: ‘Without TRT I May Have To Stop The Sport’

“If it doesn’t work, I may have to stop the sport. It’s as simple as that. The problem is, it’s a little bit early. I don’t know myself. I know I have to sit down with my team, not only my management, and understand the rules, but we also have to then talk with doctors...

Mar 4, 2014 10:10 pm

Chael Sonnen On The TRT Ban: “We finally have some clarity”

Hey remember when the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned TRT and everyone went nuts? Yes, the internet exploded with reactions and news stories about other commissions following the ruling and the UFC saying that they were also banning TRT. Then we had the big news that Vitor Belfort was no longer fighting for the title...

Mar 4, 2014 9:14 pm

Chael Sonnen Says Wanderlei Has Not Signed The Contract Yet

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3, featuring Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, is set to air on UFC Fight Pass starting March 9. A lot of news has been making the rounds before the show’s first episode has even aired, most notably the huge brawl between the coaches, teased in the trailer for the upcoming season....

Mar 4, 2014 9:14 am

Evans Confirms Torn ACL, Hoping For Fall Return

“[The knee injury] was the last practice of the camp. Towards the end of practice, I was doing a wall drill, where guys are trying to hold me against the wall, and we were wrestled up and [training partner Cezar Mutante] slipped out of position and he ended up landing on my knee at a...

Feb 28, 2014 11:38 am

TRT User Chael Sonnen Releases Statement On Recent Ban

“The rules are the rules – that’s it. Yesterday, it was legal, so quit complaining. Today, it’s illegal. That’s it. Quit complaining. End of conversation. Testosterone’s out.” Chael P. Sonnen made headlines after his first defeat at the hands of Anderson Silva. It was then that we learned he was using TRT to assist with...

Feb 27, 2014 6:03 pm

Dan Henderson Will Most Likely Be Granted TRT Exemption In Brazil

The aftershock from the announcement that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is banning TRT usage immediately is still being felt throughout the MMA world. Dan Henderson is a known TRT user and is scheduled to fight Mauricio Shogun Rua in Brazil on March 23, and it seems he wont have anything to worry about as...

Feb 26, 2014 3:05 pm

Cast announced for “TUF: Brazil 3”

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva are currently serving as coaches on the third season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.” The bitter rivals are set to meet in the headlining bout of a yet to be announced UFC event on May 31 in Brazil. “TUF Brazil 3” airs exclusively on Fight Pass in the United States, and features competitors in the...

Feb 25, 2014 6:16 am

Chael Sonnen Eyeing Opponents Beyond His Fight With ‘Bum’ Wanderlei Silva

Chael Sonnen is at it again. The “American Gangster” is never shy to an interview or to make comments. This time the target is, no surprise, Wanderlei Silva in whom Chael is scheduled to face off against this May 31st at UFC Fight Night Brazil. Sonnen took some time with Combate.com to discuss how he...

Feb 20, 2014 10:50 am

Wand says Vitor Belfort is a Lion when hitting, but that he can’t take a punch

“The Axe Murderer” is hoping that fellow Brazilian Vitor Belfort will emerge victorious against Chris Weidman at May’s UFC 173 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is not because Wanderlei and Belfort are best friends, but because Silva wants to be the first guy to challenge “The Phenom” for the 185-pound strap, this after he defeats...

Feb 18, 2014 5:53 pm

Rashad Evans Set To Undergo Surgery This Week To Repair Injured Knee

Rashad Evans now knows how long he will be out of action. On February 12th, BJPenn.com reported that the former UFC light heavyweight champion had injured his knee while training for his UFC 170 bout with 205-pound newcomer, Daniel Cormier. Over the following 24 hours (due to some confusion over the severity of the injury),...

Feb 13, 2014 9:07 am

Sonnen vs. Wand moved from UFC 173 to May 31 in Brazil

The highly anticipated light heavyweight bout between Chael Sonnen (28-14-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) will no longer take place in the co-main event slot at UFC 173. Instead, UFC officials announced today that the fight will now headline a May 31 event in Brazil. A city and venue has...