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Former UFC contender and ex-FOX Sports 1 analyst Chael Sonnen is "back" and talking up his on-air duties at the upcoming BattleGrounds MMA one-night, eight-man welterweight tournament, which will award its winner a $50,000 grand prize in front of a national audience with a live pay-per-view (PPV) telecast on Fri., Oct. 3 from BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma (more on that event here). Sonnen will provide commentary alongside former WWE announcer Jim Ross. So ... who's tuning in? read news >>

  • 10 hours ago
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In a very Chael Sonnen-esque creative justification for his actions, former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen believes he and PRIDE legend Wanderlei Silva were simply victims of circumstance in MMA's larger evolution. After Sonnen and Silva were handed down a two-year and lifetime ban, respectively, by the Nevada Athletic Commission, the former says he 'was really disappointed how things shook out' for his Brazilian cohort. "It was pretty easy for of us to justify some of our actions by going 'Ah read news >>

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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 days ago
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Chael Sonnen says he forgives Wanderlei Silva for the PED issues during the lead up to their bout. Chael Sonnen recently spoke to MMA Mania about Wanderlei Silva's recent issues with the commissions. According to the former top contender, who was the opponent booked at the time, he forgives his long time rival the same way Belfort did for him in the past: "Wanderlei didn't do anything to anybody. Whatever he did or was getting ready to do to me -- I was the opponent in question -- and I forgive read news >>

  • 3 days ago
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The former UFC middleweight contender spoke with MMAmania.com to help promote his upcoming gig as analyst for Battlegrounds O.N.E. on October 3, 2014 alongside wrestling legend Jim Ross. With the recent news involving Wanderlei Silva, Sonnen weighed in on the matter. It's been awhile since we've heard from Chael Sonnen. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title contender retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) in July after being suspended for two years by Nevada State Athletic Commiss read news >>

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According to "The Axe Murderer", a producer told him during the show to "heat things up somehow". Wanderlei Silva told Band Television that his brawl with Chael Sonnen was motivated by a request from TUF Brazil's production. "The Axe Murderer" had never given this version of the story before, as he has always stated that he reacted after being teased by his rival during the show. Wanderlei also complained about the editing process of the altercation episode. "A producer said to me: 'Look, we rea read news >>

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Wanderlei Silva recently came out of nowhere and announced his retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA), bashing his longtime employers over at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the process. See his bitter farewell speech here. His comments caught most people by surprise, as Silva had been a longtime favorite fighter of UFC President Dana White and seemed to have a good working relationship with the promotion. But that didn't stop the Las Vegas fight boss from offering a rebuttal, saying t read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Former WWE play-by-play man Jim Ross talks about his MMA broadcasting debut with Chael Sonnen at BattleGrounds MMA on Oct. 3. read news >>

  • 24 days ago
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Former UFC top contender Chael Sonnen was promoted to purple belt in jiu jitsu. Multiple-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen has been working on his jiujitsu lately after a lengthy ban from mixed martial arts competition, and 'the American Gangster' recently got promoted and earned his purple belt. Check out the series of tweets from the polarizing figure: The face of BJJ just got his purple belt. http://t.co/gLzG6suU8y pic.twitter.com/bcR1m4Fmtw — chael sonnen (@sonnench) September 5, 2014 B read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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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 >>

  • 25 days ago
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Chael Sonnen's retirement from MMA hasn't exactly been silent. After the former UFC light heavyweight was suspended for two years by the Nevada Athletic Commission in July for testing positive for multiple banned substances, Sonnen is enjoying the opportunity to break down the fourth wall. After explaining how he 'tried to game the system' on professional wrestler Chris Jericho's podcast, Sonnen did another candid interview with Jason Bryant of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast. Asked about the c read news >>

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