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  • 2 years ago
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LOS ANGELES - The way injury withdrawals have ravaged the UFC's 2012 schedule, Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva II looks all the more special. Sonnen, or Chael P. Sonnen - it's hard to differentiate the two these days - said there's no way he would ever withdraw from a fight. And he has a solution for halting others from doing so. "I think there should be forfeiture," he today told MMAjunkie.com. read news >>

  • a year ago
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NEWARK, N.J. – While longtime middleweight Chael Sonnen was a long shot in his bid for the UFC light-heavyweight title, some believed that if he could get champ Jon Jones on his back, he might have a chance. Quite simply, though, he couldn't. read news >>

  • 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. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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A fight between onetime middleweight challenger Chael Sonnen and former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida is not happening. Sources close to the promotion today told MMAjunkie.com that the fight was briefly entertained but did not become a reality after being heavily rumored for the fall, possibly at UFC 136. Both fighters currently are awaiting their next bookings, the sources said. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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After today, an asterisk gets taken off Chael Sonnen's name. The onetime middleweight challenger's indefinite suspension from the California State Athletic Commission comes to an end today, and his manager said a meeting tomorrow in Las Vegas will determine the direction of his career. "We're going to reevaluate it then," Sonnen's manager, Mike Roberts, today told MMAjunkie.com. read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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Former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title contender Chael Sonnen finally offered some insight into his latest suspension and subsequent retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. The usually brash and outspoken individual fell unusually quiet after stepping away from MMA, becoming uncharacteristically reserved in the wake of his disaster. On Wednesday, August 13, however, Sonnen appeared on WWE star Chris Jericho's podcast, Talk Is Jericho, to clear the air and to let fans know e read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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Former three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen is still supposed to headline Metamoris 4, an unsanctioned grappling event, on Saturday, but apparently he wanted to make sure promoter Ralek Gracie had a Plan B just in case. The American Gangster reached out to friend and former training partner Randy Couture about possibly filling in for him against Andre Galvao, according to a report from Sherdog. As of Tuesday, Metamoris officials told Sherdog.com that they still expect Sonnen to compete o read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Retired UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen was handed a two-year suspension from mixed martial arts by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) at a Wednesday hearing in Las Vegas. In addition to the suspension, Sonnen will be required to pay any and all doctors' fees for the random drug tests he failed on May 24th and June 5th, as well as be expected to work with the NAC to educate fighters and the commission to improve drug testing measures in the future. Sonnen will not face any additional monetary pe read news >>

  • a month ago
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Former UFC middleweight star, Chael Sonnen faces a variety of penalties including a huge fine. Mark your calendars for July 17th. That's the date that the Nevada Attorney General has set as the cutoff to receive former UFC Middleweight star, Chael Sonnen's response on whether he'll be appealing a disciplinary complaint in the wake of two separate drug test failures. MMA Junkie obtained a copy of the complaint which indicates a possible $250,000 fine, suspension of his license, expenses related t read news >>

  • a month ago
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Chael Sonnen finally gets some good news. The former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger, who was released from the UFC and FOX Sports after testing positive for four illegal substances in two different drug tests, will still compete in a submission-only grappling match against Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 in August. Metamoris president Ralek Gracie told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Sonnen will headline the card despite the latest news. "Yes, he's on the card," Gracie tol read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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After testing positive to banned substances, UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen announced his retirement on Wednesday, and fighters and industry insiders took to Twitter to react to the development. read news >>

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