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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.

Aljamain Sterling
Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen believes the UFC brought back Henry Cejudo to “get rid of” Aljamain Sterling: “I have never seen a more disrespected world champion”

Fernando Quiles - May 26, 2023

Chael Sonnen believes that Aljamain Sterling has been disrespected more than any other UFC champion. Much has been made about the UFC’s treatment of its bantamweight king Aljamain Sterling. The promotion immediately booked Sterling for a bout with Sean O’Malley after the “Funk Master” had a grueling five-round title fight against Henry Cejudo at UFC 288. This had led to some beef between Sterling and UFC President Dana White, as the two have gone back and forth over the topic of mistreatment.

Mike Perry Conor McGregor
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.

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.

Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen
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.

Israel Adesanya, Robert Whittaker, UFC 271
Israel Adesanya

Chael Sonnen dismisses talk of Israel Adesanya having a trilogy fight with Robert Whittaker: “How many times does he have to prove and re-prove”

Harry Kettle - April 19, 2023

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has dismissed talk of Robert Whittaker getting a third fight against UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Following Israel Adesanya’s win over Alex Pereira, he is once again the king of the middleweights. As such, there’s been a whole lot of talk about what could be next for him in the division.

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.

Francis Ngannou, Tyron Woodley
Dana White

Chael Sonnen says it’s time for Francis Ngannou to “wake up” and call Dana White: “Everyday he’s not signed, he’s losing”

Harry Kettle - April 5, 2023

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has given Francis Ngannou some advice as he continues to play the field in free agency. Ever since leaving the UFC earlier this year, many have wondered what Francis Ngannou’s next move will be. The popular opinion, given he wants to be paid well, is that he’ll enter the world of professional boxing.

Colby Covington, UFC 245
Colby Covington

Chael Sonnen discusses the possibility of Colby Covington dethroning welterweight champion Leon Edwards: “Become the biggest villain to be UFC champion in the sport's history”

Harry Kettle - March 29, 2023

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has looked ahead to a possible future in which Colby Covington becomes UFC welterweight champion. Following Leon Edwards’ win over Kamaru Usman at UFC 286, Dana White confirmed that Colby Covington is next in line for the belt. In the eyes of many, this came as something of a surprise.

Chael Sonnen
Joe Rogan

Chael Sonnen claims Joe Rogan "is on drugs" after his take on Jorge Masvidal being a better fighter than Georges St-Pierre

Lewis Simpson - March 23, 2023

Chael Sonnen is known for having no filter when voicing his thoughts to his audience. The fighter-turned-analyst weighed in on Joe Rogan’s recent comments regarding Jorge Masvidal and two-time UFC champion Georges St-Pierre. Rogan believes the sport has evolved so much over the years that Masvidal is technically the more skilled fighter than St-Pierre during his time as UFC welterweight champion.

Chael Sonnen, Colby Covington, UFC
Colby Covington

Chael Sonnen believes it would be "cruel" for Colby Covington to not receive UFC title shot in return: "Clearest number one contender in the sport"

Josh Evanoff - March 21, 2023

Chael Sonnen believes Colby Covington has to be next for UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards. ‘Rocky’ returned to the octagon over the weekend in the main event of UFC 286. Edwards faced Kamaru Usman in a trilogy bout for the UFC welterweight title. Just months after knocking out ‘The Nigerian Nighmare’ to claim gold, the Brit defended it against the former champion.

Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen reveals jaw-dropping largest career fight purse: "The numbers are bigger than people think they are"

Josh Evanoff - March 7, 2023

According to Chael Sonnen himself, ‘The Bad Guy’ made a lot of money fighting Anderson Silva. The two middleweights clashed in the main event of UFC 117 in August 2010. Despite ‘The Spider’ being a massive favorite to defend his middleweight title, Sonnen came out firing and kept up the pressure. The wrestler dominated the first four rounds, and the champion needed a hail-mary finish.

Chael Sonnen
Ciryl Gane

Chael Sonnen claims Ciryl Gane was 'scared to death' in UFC 285 headliner with Jon Jones

Lewis Simpson - March 6, 2023

Chael Sonnen claims Ciryl Gane was scared in his UFC 285 title fight with Jon Jones. On Saturday, Jones transitioned to heavyweight after a three-year layoff to challenge Ciryl Gane for the UFC vacant heavyweight title. Fans witnessed the opposite in what many believed would be a closely contested matchup. Jones submitted Gane in the opening round relatively easily and cemented his legacy as the greatest mixed martial artist on the planet.

Jon Jones

Chael Sonnen believes Jon Jones could be “injured” and in “recovery mode” ahead of UFC 285: “Pool workouts are for injured”

Harry Kettle - March 2, 2023

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has yet another theory regarding Jon Jones ahead of his return to the Octagon at UFC 285. In the lead-up to his return this weekend, Jon Jones hasn’t been under too much scrutiny. Sure, people are wondering what he’ll look like after three years away, but not many folks have been bringing up his past.

Holly Holm

Chael Sonnen alludes to previous love triangle between Jon Jones, Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko: “It’s their story to tell”

Harry Kettle - March 1, 2023

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has suggested a love triangle exists between Jon Jones, Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko. Chael Sonnen has said a lot of wild stuff over the years and now, we can add this to the list.

Chael Sonnen, Conor McGregor, UFC
Conor McGregor

Chael Sonnen blasts Conor McGregor's coaching ability after Irishman posts questionable video outside TUF house: "What part of that do we see as mentorship?

Josh Evanoff - February 23, 2023

Chael Sonnen isn’t happy with Conor McGregor’s recent video at The Ultimate Fighter house. ‘The Notorious’ recently arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada to coach the show alongside Michael Chandler. While it’s still not sure when, or what weight class McGregor will return to, his return seems to be inbound. However, the Irishman still likes to have fun it seems.

Deontay Wilder and Francis Ngannou at the UFC Performance Institute
Deontay Wilder

Chael Sonnen sounds off on proposed Francis Ngannou vs. Deontay Wilder MMA fight: “Why don’t we just go throw daggers?”

Harry Kettle - February 22, 2023

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has questioned the proposed MMA fight between Francis Ngannou and Deontay Wilder. Ever since Francis Ngannou left the UFC, fans have been wondering what’s next for him. ‘The Predator’ made it crystal clear, above all else, that he wants to test the waters in boxing.