Chael Sonnen ignored Nevada Athletic Commission’s fine threats and went on with his grappling match with Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4, and the night didn’t end well for the UFC veteran.
Galvao, a two-time ADCC winner and two-time jiu-jitsu world champion, showed why he’s the world’s best grappler and tapped the wrestler with a rear-naked choke 14 minutes into the no-gi match on Saturday night in Los Angeles.
"It was exactly as I expected it to be," Galvao told MMAFighting.com. "I knew he would be read news >>
The threat of a hefty fine from the Nevada Athletic Commission will apparently not be enough to prevent Chael Sonnen from competing in the Metamoris 4 headliner on Saturday. read news >>
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Despite the threat of a fine from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, recently suspended Chael Sonnen will apparently go through with a planned headliner at this weekend’s Metamoris 4 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The Nevada Athletic Commission tried to get him off the Metamoris 4 main event, but Chael Sonnen has decided to compete anyways.
Chael Sonnen’s jiu-jitsu coach Fabiano "Pega-Leve" Scherner told MMAFighting.com on Wednesday night that the former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger had decided to travel to Los Angeles and will battle Andre Galvao in the main event.
Sonnen is aware that the commission might go after him after the grappling match, Scherner said, but he had no cho read news >>
Chael Sonnen vs. NSAC, round two.
If you thought the odds of Chael Sonnen beating Andre Galvao were high, you should see the latest line on "The American Gangster" actually making it to Los Angeles this weekend to compete.
News broke earlier today (Aug. 4, 2014) that Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is attempting to block Sonnen from competing at the Metamoris 4 jiu-jitsu tournament this Saturday (Aug. 9) in "The City of Angels," and has even threatened to fine him $250,000 if he particip read news >>
Brazilian flyweight John Lineker thinks a bout with fellow top-ranked contender Ian McCall sounds just about right, but he wants to make sure “Uncle Creepy” will show up to fight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
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Veterans in any sport walk a fine line. They're valuable in team building and useful for their experience, but oftentimes they wake up one day and are suddenly way too old and slow to compete at the highest level.
It's easier to hide in a team sport but almost impossible to avoid. In a sport where that veteran performs alone, there's never a doubt. When that performance has the potential to result in a concussive blow and years taken off one's life, it's even clearer.
Here are 10 veterans curren read news >>
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Athletic Commission today handed down a largely light punishment to retired UFC star Chael Sonnen.
Sonnen was suspended for two years with no fine. He is required to pay the costs of his drug testing program and for the costs (hotel, flight) of bringing in the NSAC laboratory expert. Sonnen also must work with the commission on educating other fighters under their jurisdiction. The commission meeting, which Bleacher Report attended in person, took place at the Grant read news >>
"The American Gangster" was forced to appear before Nevada's governing body today in order to answer for his failed drug tests. Here's what happened.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) two-time middleweight title contender Chael Sonnen appeared before Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) earlier today (Weds., July 23, 2014) to answer for a pair of failed drug tests that not only bounced him from UFC 175, but also earned him walking papers from UFC and FOX Sports.
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The Irish were in fine voice in Dublin on Saturday night as they cheered their countrymen on to victory. Seasoned sports fans might know most or all of the songs and chants you hear at Irish sporting events; for those who don’t, here’s the official musical program from Saturday night in the stands. As expected the crowd at Dublin's 02 Arena was in fine voice on Saturday night. The arena was packed to the rafters, with 9,500 fans crammed in to witness several of their countrymen do battle.
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Things appear to be going from bad to worse for the self-proclaimed "American Gangster."
Chael Sonnen is currently "laying low" and "enjoying his money," according to a recent statement from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White.
However, both situations could soon be turned upside-down thanks to Nevada's attorney general, who filed a formal complaint against the recently-retired mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter in the wake of his two failed drug tests that detected four bann read news >>