Ralek Gracie explains his decision to allow Sonnen vs. Galvao to go ahead at Metamoris 4.
Since the revelation of Chael Sonnen's multiple failed drug tests over the last month, one of the big questions has been if he will still compete in his scheduled grappling match with Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4. Metamoris Founder, Ralek Gracie released a statement that the bout would go ahead as planned.
Here's the statement:
We are not cutting Chael Sonnen from the Metamoris 4 card on August 9th.
Why not? more
Two failed drug tests in one month’s time cost Chael Sonnen both his fighting career in the Octagon and his analyst’s chair at UFC Tonight. However, Sonnen will be able to keep at least one high-profile obligation this summer. more
Metamoris will not cut Chael Sonnen from its fourth event set for Aug. 9 in Los Angeles, according to the promotion’s president, which means the fighter’s grappling match with Andre Galvao will go on as planned.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more
Chael Sonnen finally gets some good news.
The former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger, who was released from the UFC and FOX Sports after testing positive for four illegal substances in two different drug tests, will still compete in a submission-only grappling match against Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 in August.
Metamoris president Ralek Gracie told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Sonnen will headline the card despite the latest news.
"Yes, he's on the card," Gracie tol more
Administering that test will be Andre Galvao, according to the promotion.
Chael Sonnen is still employed.
He may no longer be working for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) -- or the FOX network -- but the embattled mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran still has a job with Metamoris, the west coast jiu-jitsu promotion that pegged him as event headliner for later this summer (details).
And according to officials, Sonnen will definitely be tested. "@T_RAV_4real: @MetamorisPro is Sonnen still on the more
Although the UFC and FOX Sports have severed ties with the fighter/broadcaster, Chael Sonnen will remain a part of the Aug. 9 Metamoris 4 grappling event.Filed under: News, UFC more
Check out the trailer for the upcoming Metamoris event, which features Chael Sonnen and Andre Galvao in the main event. more
The six-match main card of Metamoris 4 has been finalized, and as expected, it features a trio of notable mixed martial arts names, as UFC veterans Chael Sonnen, Josh Barnett, and Vinny Magalhaes are all expected to compete at the submissions-only grappling event.
Sonnen takes on accomplished submission artist Andre Galvao in the night's main event, while Barnett tests his catch wrestling against leglock specialist Dean Lister and Magalhaes looks to challenge Keenan Cornelius in a match that was more
Chael Sonnen is recycling some of his old material for his latest venture in the world of combat sports, taking on Andre Galvao at the upcoming Metamoris 4 jiu-jitsu tournament on Aug. 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The retired MMA fighter joins active fighter Josh Barnett, who brings catch wrestling -- and a second-degree black belt in jiu-jitsu -- to his showdown against UFC veteran and submission wizard Dean Lister. Does size really matter? We'll find out soon enough. How about it grappl more