- 2 years ago
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Today at 10 a.m. local time, Chael Sonnen weighed 195 pounds. Yesterday, he was 10 pounds heavier, and 20 pounds from the on-the-dot 185 he needs to be to fight champ Anderson Silva at UFC 148.
The middleweight title challenger looked a little nervous when he reported that figure during interviews on Thursday, one day before the event's official weigh-ins.
But the man who got him there wasn't, and he said today's number is exactly what it's supposed to be.
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- 2 years ago
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UFC champion Anderson Silva and challenger Chael Sonnen nearly came to blows when they squared off for promotional photos at Tuesday's UFC 148 pre-fight press conference.
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- 2 years ago
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A title fight and rematch between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and challenger Chael Sonnen apparently has been moved from UFC 147 in Brazil to UFC 148 in Las Vegas.
A press conference today in Rio de Janeiro announcing the change has been delayed an hour due to technical issues.
However, signage at the media event now shows a UFC 148 poster adorned with Silva and Sonnen's likeness and names.
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- 4 years ago
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Thiago Alves and his new coach Mike Dolce document the work they've done together to ensure the Brazilian makes weight on Friday and then shocks the world on Saturday with his performance. Read More >> read news >>
Part one of a two part piece on the science of nutrition and weight cutting for fighters with FitnessVT's George Lockhart. When people talk about fighters cutting weight, the name that tends to come up is Mike Dolce, but behind the scenes the mastermind behind some of the most successful weight class transitions in the UFC is George Lockhart. Lockhart spent years with the USMC as the premier combat conditioning specialist for the marines. After 10 years of coming up with the best ways to keep ma read news >>
Former three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen feels that middleweight contender Tim Kennedy has complained about his latest loss against Yoel Romero for far too long and it's time to move on. Of course, the silver-tongued "American Gangster" said it with a little more colorful language than that on this week's edition of his You're Welcome podcast (transcription per MMA Fighting). Tim Kennedy is one cranky and bitter son of a b---h. Have you seen some of the stuff he's saying lately? He's read news >>
Ahead of January’s UFC on FOX 14 event and an intriguing light heavyweight headliner, the organization today headed to the host site, Stockholm’s Tele2 Arena, for a press conference and open workouts.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
"No, he's not working with me. I did contact him before coming out here and I had no response, so I don't know what the deal was. He's a busy guy. I don't know what he's got going on in his life. I don't know if he's got issues, or other important things going on. It doesn't bother me much. But yes it does, because I wanted the help and now he's here, but it's kind of bittersweet, I guess. I'm feeling great. I've only got a few pounds left to lose and I'm still eating, I'm still drinking water a read news >>
In his interview with Submission Radio, Mark Hunt discusses his weight cutting woes heading into the UFC 180 interim title fight against Fabricio Werdum. Internet trolls, climate change, and weight cutting woes - those are some of the various obstacles that Mark Hunt is coming up against during (short-notice) preparation for the biggest fight of his career. It is an unfavorable situation for a title challenger known for ballooning up between fights. Not only does the New Zealand native need to p read news >>
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo compared Conor McGregor to former middleweight and light-heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen. Jose Aldo is not one to call out his potential title challengers - particularly following an enthralling five-round thriller against his longtime adversary Chand Mendes. However, the Brazilian featherweight kingpin could not resist a slight jab at Conor McGregor during his UFC 179 post-fight interview. "My court is full now," Aldo revealed following the win. "I read news >>
Retired three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen is refusing to apologize for the two drug tests he failed this past summer that likely cut his MMA career short, saying he has nothing to be sorry for. In his new podcast titled "You're Welcome," Sonnen spoke in depth on his thought process before taking banned substances that made him fail two drug tests and subsequently get a two-year ban from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (transcription per MMA Fighting). People were saying, 'Why won read news >>
- 2 months ago
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Chael Sonnen walked softly, and carried a big microphone. People comparing Conor McGregor to the former Middleweight contender have it utterly wrong about the Irish star in the making. When you cover mixed martial arts the way I do, you end up tuning certain things out, both by choice, and chance. A Bloody Elbow reader took me to task the other day for making a comment about why I wouldn't understand what makes Conor McGregor polarizing. My work here is pretty specific: I break down what I predi read news >>
- 3 months ago
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Diet and nutrition guru, Mike Dolce has finally given his accounting of working with B.J. Penn and why he felt B.J. might have performed so poorly against Frankie Edgar. Shortly after B.J. Penn's last fight, he informed the media that he would "never hire Mike Dolce for anything again." Dolce had been hired by the Prodigy to assist him in his first cut down to 145 in preparation for his fight with Frankie Edgar (fight took place 7/6/2014), and leading up to the fight, all seemed to be running sm read news >>
Retired two-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen may be done inside the Octagon, but that doesn't mean his passion for combat sports has completely faded. On Thursday, The American Gangster tweeted a sight many fight fans likely never expected to see: Sonnen not only training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu while donning a gi but also getting promoted to purple belt. The face of BJJ just got his purple belt. http://t.co/gLzG6suU8ypic.twitter.com/bcR1m4Fmtw — chael sonnen (@sonnench) September 5, 2014 A read news >>