Chael Sonnen reacts to signing with Bellator, already has opponent in mind

Chael Sonnen

This week, news surfaced that former UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen had ended his retirement, and signed with Bellator MMA. Sonnen, who recently celebrated the end of his 2-year suspension, remained adamant over the course of the last 2 years that he is indeed retired.

When ‘The American Gangster’ announced that he was ending his retirement, he stated that the reason he lied about his retirement was because “heels lie”.

Following the announcement, fans began speculating as to when Sonnen would return to the cage, and who he would face when he chose to do so.

While there has been no word yet on when Sonnen would return to the Octagon, Sonnen is campaigning for a fight with former UFC champion Tito Ortiz.

Sonnen followed up the news with a brief statement of his own on Twitter:

At the time Sonnen was suspended, he was coming off a TKO loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 167. Prior to that, Sonnen picked up a spectacular 1st round submission win over Shogun Rua.