A look back at Chael Sonnen's first year as a true superstar in mixed martial arts, as he used controversial language to hype his fight with Anderson Silva, entered a guilty plea for money laundering charges and repeatedly lied to the media.
The reflexive defensiveness of MMA fans may benefit none quite like Chael Sonnen. Fans are often so willing to stand up for the sport that they forgive trespasses that would result in a sort of fan imposed banishment in other more "mainstream" sports.
In his more
A look at the turbulent year of 2011 in the career of Chael Sonnen. Including his battles with athletic commissions and return to the cage after a suspension for his failed drug test following the first Anderson Silva bout.
When last we left Chael Sonnen, he was embattled in a public tussle with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. If you missed part one, you can read it here.
Sonnen had gone in front of the California commission following a failed drug test in California and claimed that he'd more
One of the middleweight stalwarts that Lyoto Machida dispatched en route to a title shot was Mark Munoz. Check out the full fight, where Machida dropped his friend Munoz at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz. more
Anyone stepping up to challenge Chael Sonnen now knows they should watch their fingers carefully.
The polarizing former UFC competitor weighed in on the Luis Suarez biting incident. If you have been living under a rock for the past few days, Suarez was banned for nine games and four months for biting an opposing player during the 2014 World Cup.
Here's what Sonnen had to say about it on Wednesday night's FOX Sports Live (h/t MMA Fighting): Lets start with what happened on the soccer field. To bi more
But to be fair, I probably would have done likewise.
If you stick your finger in Chael Sonnen's mouth during the course of a wrestling match, he will bite it.
That's according to the "shady" UFC Tonight co-host, who weighed in on the recent kerfuffle involving Uruguayan soccer star Luis Suarez, who was banned for nine games (and four months) by FIFA for biting an opponent during the World Cup on Wednesday.
His words: "Lets start with what happened on the soccer field. To bite someone in the cour more
During a segment on Wednesday night's FOX Sports Live, UFC Tonight hosts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen were asked to weigh-in on the recent controversy surrounding Uruguayan soccer star Luis Suarez. The Barclay's Premier League's top scorer has been banned for nine games and four months by FIFA for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's World Cup match with Italy on Jun. 24, his third such offense.
"Lets start with what happened on the soccer field," said Sonnen. "To bite so more
Less than a month after retiring from mixed martial arts, Chael Sonnen will make his debut for Brazilian jiu-jitsu promotion Metamoris on Aug. 9. more
Might be time to re-think all those submission losses in MMA... "It won't be easy... He has evolved and that's natural. If you fight MMA, you should know jiu-jitsu. That's a fact. That's why he trains jiu-jitsu like every other MMA fighter. Evolution is a consequence of training, and he has evolved a lot. I will train and fight by the rules, going for the submission on top or from the bottom. Who knows, maybe he'll pull guard. I have to be ready for every situation. If people think that (I will more
Andre Galvao has a unique challenge ahead of him.
Galvao, a multiple time jiu-jitsu world champion and ADCC winner, headlines Metamoris 4 card against UFC veteran Chael Sonnen in Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 9, in a 20-minute no-gi, submission-only match.
Sonnen accepted the challenge days after announcing his retirement from MMA after testing positive in a random drug test, but the fact that he never competed in a grappling match against a guy with Galvao’s credentials doesn’t mean it’s a walk more