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Chael Sonnen: "You don't have to be an expert to know Hunt will 'wreck' Lesnar"

Chris Taylor - July 3, 2016

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen is not giving former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar much of a chance in his upcoming UFC 200 bout with knockout artist Mark Hunt. Chael believes that “The Super Samoan” will have an easy payday on July 9 in Las Vegas at the expense of Lesnar, who has not competed in MMA in the last four years.

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VIDEO | Chael Sonnen vs. Jon Jones

Chris Taylor - July 3, 2016 Before Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones rematch in the headlining bout of next weekend’s UFC 200 event in Las Vegas, watch “Bones” defend his title against Chael Sonnen from UFC 159 in 2013.

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VIDEO | Chael Sonnen breaks down Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier II

bjpenndotcom - June 29, 2016 At UFC 200, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will have their highly anticipated rematch for the undisputed UFC light heavyweight championship on arguably the biggest fight card in UFC history.

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Chael Sonnen confident Fedor Emelianenko will sign with the UFC

bjpenndotcom - June 28, 2016

Earlier this month, MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko returned to the cage once again. Emelianenko fought former UFC heavyweight Fabio Maldonado in Russia in what turned out to be an extremely back and forth fight. After being rocked in the first round, and nearly finished, Emelianenko managed to win the next 2 rounds en route to a majority decision win.

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Wanderlei Silva challenges Chael Sonnen to a fight

Chris Taylor - May 28, 2016

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen was a recent guest on The MMA Hour where he told Ariel Helwani that he personally saved ‘TUF Brazil 3’ by showing opposing coach Wanderlei Silva his bank account. “The Axe Murderer” denied Sonnen’s recent claims in a video posted to Facebook, where he credited his coach Rafael Cordeiro as being the individual who convinced him to return to the TUF gym. Here is what Silva had to say (as transcribed by Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting):

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Chael Sonnen blasts Jacare Souza for turning down title fight

bjpenndotcom - May 27, 2016

It wasn’t too long ago that former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman withdrew from his UFC 199 rematch with Luke Rockhold for the middleweight title. Immediately there was a debate as to whether Jacare Souza or Michael Bisping would get to step in on short notice and fight Luke Rockhold. Unfortunately for Jacare, he would need to undergo knee surgery, making him unable to accept the fight. Ultimately, Bisping agreed to the fight, and will now fight Rockhold next Saturday.

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VIDEO | Chael Sonnen tells a story of his 'd*ck' move to shut Wanderlei Silva up

Russell Ess - May 24, 2016

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva had a huge rivalry back when they were both fighting in the UFC.

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Chael Sonnen wants 3rd fight with Anderson Silva?

bjpenndotcom - May 24, 2016

While Chael Sonnen has continually shut down rumors of a return to MMA in July once his suspension is up, that hasn’t stopped the former title challenger from weighing in on the current state of the UFC’s middleweight division. Sonnen spoke on a recent episode of The MMA Hour, where he said the current UFC middleweights are “just terrible.” Sonnen followed that up by contemplating his return to MMA:

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Chael Sonnen: 'I would love to kick Georges St-Pierre's *ss'

Russell Ess - May 24, 2016

Chael Sonnen’s suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission will be up in July as his two-year ban from competition comes to an end. While Sonnen told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s MMA Hour that he does not have any current plans of returning to MMA, he did give Helwani a list of opponents that he would still love to fight.

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Chael Sonnen says no way Conor McGregor would have been as big of a star back in the earlier days of the UFC

Russell Ess - May 17, 2016

Chael Sonnen feels that the UFC has gotten soft with how the biggest star in the promotion is a featherweight fighter. Sonnen spoke on the Three Amigos podcast recently about how “The Notorious” would not be the star he is back in his days of the UFC.

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Chael Sonnen: Conor wanted to fight 'Bendo' under the 'McGregor Promotions' banner

Chris Taylor - April 23, 2016 In the above video former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen discusses the fallout between the UFC and it’s current featherweight champion Conor McGregor.

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VIDEO | Chael Sonnen: Yoel Romero isn't juicing, neither is Conor McGregor

bjpenndotcom - April 13, 2016 Going into UFC 196, Nate Diaz caught UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor off guard as he accused the featherweight champ of taking steroids. McGregor, who was tied for the most tested athlete by USADA in 2015, immediately stood up from his seat and turned to Diaz to refute the claims with quite a bit of anger.

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Chael Sonnen vs. Nick Diaz almost happened this weekend

bjpenndotcom - March 19, 2016

This Sunday, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen returns to the mats when he grapples with top ranked UFC middleweight Michael Bisping at UR Fight. The event is more likely than not, unlike anything fight fans have ever witnessed. Also on the card, Roy Jones Jr. will box a fan, Kurt Angle will have a wrestling match with Rey Mysterio Jr., and at one point Dan Severn and Tank Abbott were even slated to have an MMA fight.

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Chael Sonnen speaks about UFC return rumors

bjpenndotcom - March 15, 2016

While Chael Sonnen hasn’t competed inside the Octagon since his TKO loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 167 in November of 2013, there has been much speculation as to whether or not Sonnen would return to the Octagon once his 2-year suspension is up. With UFC 200 rapidly approaching, many guessed that Sonnen would make an emphatic return to the Octagon at UFC 200, however Sonnen has stated that he is in fact retired, and won’t be returning.

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Chael Sonnen: Nate Diaz was 14-15 pounds heavier than Conor McGregor at UFC 196

Chris Taylor - March 10, 2016

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen claims that Nate Diaz was a lot heavier than Conor McGregor when the two squared off in the main event of UFC 196 this past Saturday. Here is what the “American Gangster” had to say during his most recent “You’re Welcome” podcast episode:

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The return of Chael Sonnen?

bjpenndotcom - March 3, 2016

While Chael Sonnen may have formally retired from MMA back in 2014 prior to being suspended for 2 years by the NSAC, talks of a ‘Chael Sonnen return’ have always been a subject of interest to the MMA community. While many believed that Sonnen would return when his suspension was up on July 23rd of 2016, he has stated that he is retired, and will not return.


VIDEO | Chael Sonnen weighs in on Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva

bjpenndotcom - February 27, 2016 Saturday, in the ‘UFC London’ main event, Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva fought their hearts out for 5 rounds.

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Michael Bisping vs. Chael Sonnen, Ken Shamrock vs. Dan Severn, Roy Jones Jr. vs. Fan

bjpenndotcom - February 13, 2016

In what is likely the strangest combat sports card in the history of, well…combat sports, UR Fight is reportedly putting on a fight card that is leaving us scratching our heads. The event, which is scheduled for March 20th according to MMAWeekly will feature a grappling match between Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping, a MMA fight between Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn, a pro-wrestling match between Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio, and a boxing match between Roy Jones Jr. and a fan who has yet to be selected.