UFC 136: Chael Sonnen opens as -215 favorite over Brian Stann


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

(This story first ran at PressConnects.com) BALTIMORE — At 26 years old, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones admits it is difficult even for him to realize he could soon be considered the best fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. But it’s a reality (…)

view original article >>

Related News

  • 29 days ago
  • 74 views

UFC President Dana White set the MMA world on fire when he defended the decision of the UFC and Fox Sports to terminate Chael Sonnen's broadcasting contract, but if he plays his cards right, "The American Gangster" could be back. In an interview with MMA Fight Corner's Heidi Fang (at the 5:58 mark), White explained that while the chips are down for Sonnen right now, he could feasibly return to working for the promotion (transcription per Mixedmartialarts.com): "It breaks my heart," [White] said. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 47 views

Glancing at the language regarding Chael Sonnen's 'termination' with UFC and FOX Sports, you had to know the door hadn't been completely slammed on the charismatic fighter turned commentator. Unlike his hard-line stance on castoffs Paul Daley and Jason High, UFC president Dana White doesn't sound like he's completely out of the Chael Sonnen business. "It breaks my heart," said White of the decision to cut ties with Sonnen. "I care about Chael very much. Me and Chael have had a very good relation read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 69 views

There exists a small glimmer of hope for "The American Gangster." After failing his second consecutive drug test, Chael Sonnen was relieved of his duties as an employee of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which included his job as co-host of "UFC Tonight" and analyst for pre/post-fight shows on FOX. The former two-time No. 1 middleweight contender retired from active competition in mixed martial arts (MMA) following the backlash of his initial failed test, which revealed he had traces of An read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 32 views

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, being a former Olympian, says most drug infraction penalties resemble an unpaid vacation more than punishment and should be much more severe. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 79 views

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 read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 24 views

Guilherme Vasconcelos was Chael Sonnen’s last pick on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3, but the scenario changed as soon as the fighters entered the house. Vasconcelos, who submitted Markus Perez in the preliminary round of the reality show earlier this year, became one of Sonnen’s closest friends in there. Not every fighter on the cast could speak English, so "Bomba" used that as an advantage. He failed to advance to the semifinals after losing a decision to Ricardo Abreu, but that didn’t change S read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 115 views

LAS VEGAS -- UFC president Dana White discusses UFC 175, Stefan Struve, Chael Sonnen, Ronda Rousey's impact, Ronda Rousey at UFC 176, TUF 19, Cris Cyborg, and much more after the UFC 175 post-fight press conference. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 41 views

Dana White was asked about Chael Sonnen, and the UFC president says the former top contender is currently 'laying low'. At the UFC 175 post-fight press conference, Dana White was asked about Chael Sonnen, who was in a whirlwind of controversy following two more failed drug tests, including one for HGH and EPO. According to the UFC president, his former top contender is currently 'laying low' after everything. "He's laying low. He's apologized, and he's going to live his life, and he's doing his read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 71 views

Now-retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen has until July 17 to indicate whether he’ll appeal a disciplinary complaint filed against him by Nevada’s attorney general in the wake of dual drug failures.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>