Chael Sonnen at UFC on Fox 2Professional fighters, especially men, are often the subject of taunts and challenges from other men, but usually when those other men are suffering from testosterone bloat due to indulging in a few too many alcoholic beverages.

UFC light heavyweight challenger Chael Sonnen, however, was the target of an unwieldy fan at the recent The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale in Las Vegas.

“(Chael) was shaking hands with everybody and some guy says, ‘hey Chael,’” recounted UFC president Dana White recently. “Chael goes over there and the guy just starts swinging on him and started trying to punch him.”

White says the man identified himself as being from Brazil, a country full of people who sometimes take umbrage with Sonnen because of his vocal onslaught leading up to his fights with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

Sonnen, during a UFC 159 media conference call on Monday, confirmed the incident, although he was short on details.

“There were a lot of people around and my focus was in five different directions, including on him,” said Sonnen. “Ultimately, he got upset and he went to take a punch and security grabbed him and they took him out.

“I didn’t like seeing him leave. He had very expensive and good seats and I wish he would have seen the show. At the same time, you can’t do that behavior.”

White concurred, alluding to the possibility that the overzealous fan didn’t exactly leave under his own accord.

“It was a bad move,” stated White. “That guy didn’t get taken out of there politely.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Ronda Rousey Changing Society’s Traditional Ideals about Women in Sports | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 3 views

Whether or not you’re a UFC fan, you should know who Ronda Rousey is and what she’s doing for gender equality. read news >>

Beyond the Octagon: TUF 16 winner rebounds, UFC vets turn in mixed results

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

TUF 16 winner Colton Smith returns to competition for the first time since his UFC release, plus UFC vets Jeff Monson, David Mitchell, Keita Nakamura, and Anthony Smith, among others, take to the rin read news >>

Chael Sonnen vs. Renato 'Babalu' Sobral set for Metamoris VI

  • 27 days ago
  • 22 views

A rematch of UFC 55 is coming to Metamoris. Chael Sonnen will meet Renato "Babalu" Sobral on May 9 at Metamoris VI, according to Sonnen. Metamoris founder Ralek Gracie confirmed the news, as well. Gr read news >>

Does TUF have a future UFC champ? Meet the TUF 21: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians cast

  • 26 days ago
  • 32 views

A brief look at the cast of the upcoming season of the Ultimate Fighter, and the potential favorites to win the whole thing. So, another season of TUF is coming. And like some other recent seasons (w read news >>

Chewing the fat with Chael Sonnen: UFC, Lesnar, Rousey, Cyborg, NY MMA & more

  • 25 days ago
  • 43 views

Retired UFC middleweight superstar, Chael Sonnen weighs in on some of the buzz-worthy topics in the community. Key points of conversation included his take on MMA in NY, Brock Lesnar, Cris Cyborg, wh read news >>

Metamoris 6: 'Babalu' will submit Chael Sonnen in less than 10 minutes

  • 25 days ago
  • 6 views

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight Renato Sobral submitted Chael Sonnen in less than 10 minutes when they went to war at the UFC 55 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took pla read news >>

UFC Quick Quote: Chael Sonnen says Cris Cyborg is 'the only person holding up' Ronda Rousey super fight

  • 24 days ago
  • 176 views

I know (Cyborg) personally and she's a very nice gal. If you judge a book by the cover, you will be wrong about her. That said, the only person holding up that fight is her. Ronda Rousey is at 135 po read news >>

Matt Mitrione doesn't like Alistair Overeem 'as a human being'

  • 23 days ago
  • 81 views

UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione says that he's not a fan of fellow competitor and former teammate Alistair Overeem. Matt Mitrione is well-known as a guy that speaks his mind. It has gotten him in troub read news >>

TUF: Brazil veterans set to collide at UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

A pair of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil veterans will meet inside the Octagon in June. Daniel Sarafian and Ricardo Abreu, who competed in the Brazilian version of the reality show in 2012 and 2014, re read news >>