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Israel Adesanya

Chael Sonnen claims Israel Adesanya has already surpassed fellow UFC champion Jon Jones: “He’s long put Jon Jones in the dust”

Harry Kettle - July 25, 2023

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen believes Israel Adesanya has been able to surpass fellow UFC champion Jon Jones. When it comes to Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones, their legacies have largely already been written. Both have been successful world champions in the UFC, and both have been through some real adversity along the way. Many see Jones as the greatest of all time, and Adesanya is certainly working hard to reach that point.

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Chael Sonnen returns to the broadcast booth for the first time in 16 months at UFC 291

Harry Kettle - July 25, 2023

Chael Sonnen is set to make his return to the broadcast booth for the first time in 16 months at UFC 291. For so long now, Chael Sonnen has been one of the most notable analysts in mixed martial arts. Ever since hanging up his gloves, he’s focused on giving his thoughts on the sport – regardless of how niche or controversial they may be.

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Holly Holm

Chael Sonnen shares theory on Holly Holm’s recent setback at UFC Vegas 77: “What you're seeing is not a beaten Holly”

Susan Cox - July 18, 2023

Chael Sonnen is sharing his theory on Holly Holm’s recent setback at UFC Vegas 77. It was just last Saturday, July 15th, that Holly Holm (15-7 MMA) was defeated at 0:38 of round 2 by Mayra Bueno Silva (11-2 MMA) in the main event bantamweight bout. With the loss, the 41-year-old ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ has been eliminated from the pool of challengers for the belt.

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Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen slams Tyson Fury for setting up Francis Ngannou fight: "That's a bully, and it's a scumbag"

Fernando Quiles - July 16, 2023

Former UFC and Bellator fighter Chael Sonnen thinks Tyson Fury is taking liberties with Francis Ngannou. Fury and Ngannou are set to collide in a boxing match on October 28. The heavyweight collision will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Rumors have been floating around about Ngannou’s payout, but regardless of what holds true, “The Predator” is in for a massive payday.

Conor McGregor, Israel Adesanya
Conor McGregor

Chael Sonnen warns Conor McGregor that Israel Adesanya is coming for his spot: “ Izzy is coming for top draw in this sport”

Harry Kettle - July 12, 2023

Chael Sonnen believes there is a chance Israel Adesanya could overtake Conor McGregor and become the biggest draw in the UFC. The rise of Israel Adesanya has been pretty remarkable. The two-time UFC middleweight champion is back on top of the world, and later this year, he’s set to defend his belt against Dricus du Plessis. Based on their interaction at UFC 290, it could well be one of the most personal fights of his career thus far.

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Chael Sonnen reveals he was previously 'catfished by Aspen Ladd'

Susan Cox - July 4, 2023

Chael Sonnen is revealing that he was previously ‘catfished by Aspen Ladd’. Chael Sonnen proclaimed last week that Mark Zuckerberg contacted him sharing news he had booked a fight against Elon Musk in a battle of the billionaires at UFC 300.

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Chael Sonnen believes Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk could do up to "25 million" pay-per-view buys

Cole Shelton - June 26, 2023

Chael Sonnen thinks Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk would be the biggest pay-per-view event of all time. Zuckerberg and Musk recently took aim at each other on social media and Dana White confirmed the two are serious about fighting and he is looking to make it happen. Part of the reason why White wants to make the fight is he thinks it would be one of the biggest pay-per-view events of all time and Sonnen agrees as he thinks it would do around 20-25 million buys.

Mark Zuckerberg and Chael Sonnen.
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg denies Chael Sonnen's report about fighting Elon Musk at UFC 300

Josh Evanoff - June 26, 2023

Mark Zuckerberg has denied Chael Sonnen’s comments about him fighting Elon Musk at UFC 300. Over the last week, the battle of the billionaires has been the topic of conversation for many fans. On social media, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg teased that they would actually fight each other in the cage. For his part, Dana White later offered to book the contest inside the octagon.

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Chael Sonnen takes aim at “narcissists” Alex Pereira and Jan Blachowicz ahead of UFC 291: “Two guys that don't have the ability to bring interest to anything”

Susan Cox - June 5, 2023

Chael Sonnen is taking aim at ‘narcissists’ Alex Pereira and Jan Blachowicz ahead of UFC 291. UFC 291 takes place on Saturday, July 29th at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. The co-main event will feature Alex Pereira (7-2 MMA) vs. Jan Blachowicz (29-9 MMA) in a light heavyweight bout.

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Francis Ngannou

Chael Sonnen discusses the UFC’s heavyweight landscape following Francis Ngannou’s departure to PFL: “Francis has never drawn”

Harry Kettle - June 1, 2023

Chael Sonnen has given his thoughts on the UFC heavyweight division after Francis Ngannou’s move to PFL was confirmed. As we now all know, Francis Ngannou has signed a deal to fight for PFL. He’ll make his debut at some point in 2024, and in the meantime, he’s set to venture into the world of professional boxing.

Shavkat Rakhmonov
Kelvin Gastelum

Chael Sonnen slams Shavkat Rakhmonov for his callout of Kelvin Gastelum: “It was about as wimpy as you could do a callout”

Harry Kettle - May 30, 2023

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has questioned Shavkat Rakhmonov for his recent callout of returning welterweight Kelvin Gastelum. In his return to action last month, Kelvin Gastelum got back to winning ways with a solid victory over Chris Curtis. Ever since then, many have wondered what’s next for him – with Gastelum himself being open to the idea of a move back to welterweight.

Jon Jones
Jon Jones

Michael Bisping refutes Chael Sonnen’s claim that the UFC is now working on Jon Jones vs. Sergei Pavlovich: “I've heard nothing of the sort”

Harry Kettle - May 30, 2023

Michael Bisping has questioned Chael Sonnen’s claim that the UFC is working on booking Jon Jones vs Sergei Pavlovich. Ever since he beat Ciryl Gane in quick fashion, questions have been circulating regarding Jon Jones’ future. The fight he desires, it seems, is against Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight championship.

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Conor McGregor

Chael Sonnen alleges Mike Perry was supposed to face off with Donald Cerrone and not Conor McGregor at BKFC 41: "He overlooked Cowboy"

Josh Evanoff - May 10, 2023

According to Chael Sonnen, the ending of BKFC 41 almost looked very different. The card went down late last month from Colorado and was the promotion’s biggest card to date. The main event featured former UFC stars Mike Perry and Luke Rockhold going head-to-head. Meanwhile, Chad Mendes and Eddie Alvarez clashed in the co-feature, in a fight for the ages.

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Chael Sonnen says Chad Mendes “out-brawled” Eddie Alvarez in BKFC 41 co-main event: “That has never happened”

Fernando Quiles - April 30, 2023

Chael Sonnen believes that Chad Mendes “out-brawled” Eddie Alvarez despite suffering a split decision loss at BKFC 41. Mendes and Alvarez had a five-round barn burner inside the 1stBank Center in Denver, Colorado. As mentioned, Alvarez ultimately had his hand raised.

Dricus du Plessis

Chael Sonnen pleads with the UFC to cancel Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus du Plessis: "What are we doing?"

Josh Evanoff - April 28, 2023

Chael Sonnen badly wants the UFC to cancel Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus du Plessis. ‘Stillknocks’ is fresh off his clash with Derek Brunson in March at UFC 285. In that outing, du Plessis scored a second-round stoppage win over the longtime middleweight contender. That victory moved the South African’s winning streak to seven, having previously defeated names such as Darren Till in that stretch.

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Jon Jones

Chael Sonnen pleads with Jon Jones to fight Sergei Pavlovich before retirement: "If he does that it's going to be something special"

Josh Evanoff - April 25, 2023

Chael Sonnen believes that if Jon Jones fights Sergei Pavlovich, that would be deserving of a lot of praise. ‘Bones’ made his return to the octagon last month in the main event of UFC 285. There, Jones made his heavyweight debut against Ciryl Gane, in his first bout in over three years. There, the former light-heavyweight champion made quick work of ‘Bon Gamin’ submitting him in round one.

Robert Whittaker
Robert Whittaker

Chael Sonnen shares some advice for former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker: “You cannot be a Sandhagen”

Harry Kettle - April 14, 2023

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has given Robert Whittaker some advice regarding a possible fight against Alex Pereira. Last weekend at UFC 287, Alex Pereira was knocked out cold by Israel Adesanya. In the process, he lost his UFC middleweight championship.

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Chael Sonnen praises Israel Adesanya taunting Alex Pereira's son after UFC 287 knockout: "It was absolutely incredible"

Josh Evanoff - April 10, 2023

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen appreciates a good heel turn. Israel Adesanya returned to the octagon over the weekend for his rematch with Alex Pereira. In their previous outing last November at UFC 281, ‘The Last Stylebender’ lost his middleweight title by fifth-round knockout. Furthermore, the Brazilian had defeated Adesanya in two prior kickboxing bouts as well.