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    Getty Chael Sonnen Fighter-turned-analyst Chael Sonnen believes the potential UFC heavyweight title clash between champion Francis Ngannou and former light heavyweight king Jon Jones is the “biggest fight you can put on in our industry.” With Ngannou potentially nearing his Octagon return after undergoing knee surgery last year, and “Bones” chomping at the bit to make his heavyweight debut by fighting for a championship, the stars seem aligned for a scrap between the two. “Jon Jones vs. Francis, I think, is the biggest fight you can put on in our industry,” Sonnen said in a recent video on his YouTube channel (h/t  MMA Fighting). “It’s also going to be the first fight where [two fighters] have four years of inactivity between the two of them. It’s a very peculiar situation.”Ngannou’s Contract With UFC Is Up in the Air, Jones Could Fight Other Heavyweights InsteadNow, “The American Gangster” also pointed to the state of Ngannou’s contract. After notching his first title defense at UFC 260 against Ciryl Gane in January 2022, “The Predator” said he was poised to become...
    FOOTBALL fans have been left scratching their heads after ex-UFC star Chael Sonnen bizarrely called out Lionel Messi AND Wayne Rooney. The 45-year-old then labelled himself as football's 'Goat'. 3Lionel Messi has been branded a "bum" by former UFC star Chael SonnenCredit: Getty 3Sonnen bizarrely took aim at Messi on social mediaCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Sonnen also hit out at England legend Wayne RooneyCredit: Getty But Sonnen brandished Messi, widely regarded as one of football's best ever players, and England icon Rooney, as "BUMS." Taking to Twitter, he replied to a tweet from Rooney saying "nothing has changed" in response to an old post from 2012 in which he hailed Messi as the best footballer of all time. And Sonnen bizarrely declared: "Messi is a BUM. So are you." When asked who football's 'Goat' was, he declared: "I am." Fans were left confused by the strange crossover, as Sonnen appeared to hit out at the two legends unprompted. One wrote on social media: "Didn’t expect to see this." Another said: "What is this collab." And a third added:...
    Getty Chael Sonnen Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz recently claimed he’s fighting Chael Sonnen in February, but it’s unclear if “The American Gangster” has actually signed on for the fight. Speaking recently on “The Adam Carolla Show,” Ortiz said he and Sonnen will rematch during a Freedom Fight Night card at light heavyweight. “I’ll be competing my one last time in the beginning of February,” Ortiz said. “Tito Ortiz vs Chael Sonnen number two will be happening for Freedom Fight Night. And I’m excited, I’m really excited.” Ortiz also said it would take place in mixed martial arts, not boxing. The two originally squared off in 2017 at Bellator 170 and “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” bested Sonnen via first-round rear-naked choke. And although their bad blood has remained firmly intact, Sonnen has been adamant since his 2019 retirement that he wouldn’t fight again. Taking to Twitter, The American Gangster addressed Ortiz for the first time since The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’s comments to Carolla, tweeting: “Tito. When you text from your Pay-As-You-Go 7–11 cel phone...
    Getty Chael Sonnen Three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen has drawn the ire of Hall of Famer and former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz. So much so that “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” told Paddy Pimblett during a recent episode of the “Chattin Pony Podcast” that Sonnen is the “one person” he hates. Ortiz has had anger for Sonnen since the build-up to their fight at Bellator 170 in January 2017. “The American Gangster,” who retired in 2019, is known for his trash-talking prowess and he let Ortiz have it ahead of their light heavyweight clash. And in his harshest moment, Sonnen took a jab at Ortiz’s ex-partner Jenna Jameson, who is a former adult entertainment performer. Ortiz and Sonnen met inside Bellator’s cage and The Huntington Beach Bad Boy caught his rival in a rear-naked choke, forcing the first-round tap. Fast forward over five years and Ortiz has been vocal about fighting The American Gangster again.Ortiz Has Been Campaigning to Rematch SonnenWhile speaking with Pimblett, a UFC lightweight standout, Ortiz said he wanted Sonnen to “step up”...
    Getty Chael Sonnen prepares to conduct a workout at the Team Quest gym. Former three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen would be interested in another outing with Anderson Silva. Sonnen shared one of the most iconic sports rivalries with mixed martial arts legend Silva. They collided on two separate occasions, with “The Spider” securing a victory each time. Sonnen got close to dethroning the dominant Brazilian middleweight champion in their first contest but Silva pulled off an incredible comeback to retain his title before exacting his revenge on Sonnen the second time round. Silva has stepped away from MMA but continues to compete in combat sports. He is set to face YouTube sensation turned boxer Jake Paul for a boxing match on Oct. 29. Sonnen served as the host for the Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva press conference on Sep. 13 in Glendale, Arizona.Sonnen Would ‘Sign the Contract Right Now’ for a Fight With SilvaFollowing a press conference for Paul vs. Silva, Sonnen shared his thoughts on his former foe’s upcoming bout and the connection he feels with...
    Getty Chael Sonnen receives a hug from Anderson Silva during a Jake Paul v Anderson Silva press conference. UFC legend Anderson Silva called out Chael Sonnen for not visiting his house for a barbeque. Former middleweight champion Silva shared a fierce rivalry with Sonnen. Their first clash inside the octagon happened in Aug. 2010 at UFC 117, where Sonnen appeared set to dethrone the dominant champion. Sonnen was getting the better of Silva throughout the fight until “The Spider” locked on a last-round triangle armbar submission to pull off one of the most incredible comebacks ever. Following the first encounter, Sonnen defeated Brian Stann at UFC 136 and redirected his focus on Silva during the post-fight interview. “You tell Anderson Silva I’m coming over and I’m kicking down his back door and patting his little lady on the (butt), and I’m telling her to make me a steak, medium-rare, just how I like it,” Sonnen said (via ESPN). Silva did not take kindly to the comments and the two nearly got to blows while posing for pictures at...
    Getty Chael Sonnen Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has continuously challenged Chael Sonnen to fight via Twitter, and “The American Gangster” recently hit back in a big way. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” and Sonnen have already competed once in mixed martial arts. They battled in 2017 during Bellator 170 and Ortiz bested Sonnen via first-round rear-naked choke. Fast forward five years and although The American Gangster has officially been retired since 2019, Ortiz has been trying to drag him back into active competition. For example, on August 23 Ortiz tweeted: “@chaelsonnen has the chance for the biggest pay day of his career thanks to me! Will he take it or Chale out? #Ortizvschael2.” And on September 1, The Huntington Beach Bad Boy wrote: “@chaelsonnen cold feet and writing checks your a$$ can’t cash? Typical!” Ortiz insinuated on September 6 that he was moving on from Sonnen, tweeting: “@chaelsonnen so the bad guy is going to give the fight too someone else? Next time I see you put your hands up!”Sonnen Pretends He’s Ortiz’ ‘Virtual Tweet...
    Getty Chael Sonnen Three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen was recently challenged to a rematch by ex-light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz. “The American Gangster” retired from mixed martial arts after suffering a second-round TKO loss to Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222 in June 2019. In his first of five fights in the promotion, Sonnen battled Ortiz at Bellator 170 in January 2017. And as history has it, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” bested Sonnen via first-round rear-naked choke. Ortiz, 47, also hasn’t competed in an MMA bout since 2019, and he’s made it clear that he wants to fight again soon. His last combat sports competition was a boxing match against ex-UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva during a Triller event in September 2021. The Huntington Beach Bad Boy was knocked out in the first round. Well, Ortiz is now apparently eyeing Sonnen, 45, for a rematch. “@ChaelSonnen don’t be scared homie,” Ortiz tweeted on August 15. “Now you have a chance to keep the promise to your dad. #Ortizvscheal2.” The “promise” Ortiz referred to was what Sonnen made...
    Getty Cody Garbrandt Fighter-turned-MMA analyst Chael Sonnen believes former UFC bantamweight Cody Garbrandt is “stubborn,” which had led to his career slump. Sonnen’s comments came in reaction to TJ Dillashaw’s recent words about Garbrandt. Dillashaw and “No Love” fought twice for the 135-pound strap. Dillashaw is the man responsible for taking Garbrandt’s belt, as well as his undefeated MMA record. He defeated No Love via TKO in their first fight in 2016 and KO in their second contest in 2017. Since then, Garbrandt has suffered three losses in four fights, dropping a TKO to Pedro Munhoz, a unanimous decision to Rob Font and a TKO to Kai Kara-France. His sole victory in this current stretch is over Raphael Assuncao. Garbrandt knocked out the longtime bantamweight contender in 2020.Dillashaw Said Garbrandt Isn’t ‘The Smartest Human’ While Fighting, Needs to Evolve Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Automatically Win $200 on Any Game This Week Dillashaw believes No Love, his former teammate, needs to evolve as a fighter, but “he’s not the smartest human being inside that cage.” “He’s a...
    CONOR McGREGOR’S shortlist of opponents for his UFC comeback could include New Zealand star Dan Hooker. That’s according to Chael Sonnen, who believes the pair would put on a great show for fans. 2Dan Hooker is on a shortlist of opponents for Conor McGregor's comebackCredit: Getty 2The Irishman has not fought since losing to Dustin Poirier last JulyCredit: Instagram @thenotoriousmma McGregor, 33, has not fought since his second consecutive defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 last July. The Irishman, who boasts a 22-6 professional MMA record, suffered a horror leg break in his Las Vegas loss. And he has since been recovering ahead of yet another UFC comeback. Khamzat Chimaev is believed to be a potential opponent for McGregor. READ MORE SUN STORIESFree bets! The best free bets and sign up offers available from our bookmaker partners PROPER VESSEL UFC star McGregor enjoys a glass of whiskey after sailing custom £2.4m yacht Meanwhile, YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has also made no secret of his disdain for “Notorious.” And just last week, MMA expert Sonnen admitted he would love to see...
    UFC president Dana White would've "felt betrayed" by Francis Ngannou for his actions after Tyson Fury's latest fight. The promotion's heavyweight champion entered the ring after Fury's sixth-round KO of Dillian Whyte at Wembley last Saturday to talk up a crossover clash with the WBC king. 3Francis Ngannou publicly talked up a crossover clash with Tyson Fury last weekendCredit: ESPN 3UFC heavyweight king Ngannou is under contract with the promotion until DecemberCredit: GETTY 3Credit: Getty Ngannou, 34, is under contract with the MMA leader until December - a fact former title challenger Chael Sonnen believes would've irked White. He said on his YouTube channel: “I would imagine that Dana probably felt betrayed. He probably had his feelings hurt. "He would never tell you, he’d probably tell you he was pissed off or he didn’t care at all. But he probably was betrayed a little bit. "Francis Ngannou was there [watching Fury]. Francis knew he was going, Francis is under contract with Dana. "Did Francis’ team let Dana know he was gonna be there? That he was gonna get in the...
    CONOR McGREGOR has been told to fight Jorge Masvidal 'once and for all'. The pair are the UFC's two biggest pay-per-view stars, but are both on a run of losses. 3Conor McGregor has been urged to fight Jorge Masvidal 'once and for all'Credit: Getty 3Jorge Masvidal was linked with a fight against Conor McGregor in 2020Credit: Getty They were in line to square off in 2020 when McGregor took exception to UFC president Dana White claiming Masvidal was 'too big' for him. Ultimately, the duo went their separate ways but ex-UFC title challenger and now analyst Chael Sonnen called for talks to resume. On his show, Sonnen, 44, said: “People are just forgetting, they’re taking Dana at his word when he said he’d never make the fight. “Well, that was because he (Masvidal) was too big. “Conor’s a ‘55-pounder, Conor’s now up at ‘70 and he’s showing pictures on Instagram that he weighs 194. “I think now is the time, I think International Fight Week is the date, let’s get McGregor-Masvidal done once and for...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA has been accused of "spraying water on himself" and "staging a photo shoot" by former UFC star Chael Sonnen. The British boxer shared two photos on Instagram on April 1, captioning them "April ain't fooling me". 4Anthony Joshua looked all hot and sweaty after a big gym sessionCredit: Instagram / @anthonyjoshua 4The heavyweight boxer has a drink after the workoutCredit: Instagram / @anthonyjoshua 4Chael Sonnen thinks AJ covered himself in water One showed him on an exercise bike with a towel on his head, appearing to be drenched in sweat. The second clip saw him drinking from a flask as he took a break from the workout. But Sonnen, who retired from UFC in 2019, believed the social media post was not all what it seemed. He retweeted AJ's post, writing: "If you guys ever spray water on yourself for a photo shoot, spray the water EVENLY. Then get rid of the bottle!" Read More SportFLAIR NIGHTMARE WWE cut live TV after Charlotte Flair suffers wardrobe malfunction Since retiring, Sonnen has started a YouTube channel, where he is...
    Daniel Cormier gives his take on Jon Jones’ call out of Chael Sonnen. Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones had one of the most gripping rivalries the sport has seen. Despite the heated rivalry, Cormier showed some empathy for his former foe. Jones has certainly cemented his legacy in mixed martial arts, becoming the youngest champion in the company’s history at 23. Still, it hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows for the former champion. Jones eventually found himself his own biggest enemy by getting involved with the law a handful of times. With that came comments from his peers. Jones’s latest arrest happened in Las Vegas after being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in September 2021. He was arrested after alleged domestic violence and an altercation with police. The critics were quick to throw verbal insults at Jones, and among them was his former opponent, Chael Sonnen. Since then, the tables have flipped, and Sonnen now finds himself dealing with his own case, which claims Sonnen assaulted numerous individuals in a Las Vegas hotel. This gave Jon Jones his own...
    COLBY COVINGTON is 'not good' after allegedly being attacked by Jorge Masvidal outside a steakhouse, ex-UFC fighter Chael Sonnen said. Masvidal was arrested on aggravated battery and criminal mischief charges following an alleged assault at the Papi Steak restaurant in Miami. 3Colby Covington pictured with Chael Sonnen 3Jorge Masvidal's mugshot after being arrestedCredit: Splash It came in the same month the pair of best friends-turned enemies headlined UFC 272 in Las Vegas together, where Covington won on points. Former UFC title challenger turned pundit Sonnen - a friend of Covington's - opened up on the alleged attack. He said: “Not good. Guys keep asking me how is Colby doing. "I’m gonna be very light on details; this is not my story to tell. You want an answer? There’s your answer – Not good.” READ MORE NATE A SECOND Diaz hits out at McGregor and Masvidal after UFC rivals are both arrestedLOCKED UP Masvidal charged with felony battery for 'breaking Covington's TOOTH with punch' Masvidal, 37, was later released on bond, which was set at $15,000 (£11,300). According to MMA Fighting,...
    Jared Wickerham/Getty Images UFC legend and current ESPN analyst Chael Sonnen has been charged with 11 counts of battery stemming from a Dec. 18th incident in Las Vegas, according to court records. Chael Sonnen is being charged for an incident that occurred on Dec. 18 in Las Vegas, according to court records. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 27. ???? https://t.co/zp0oT7QDkz pic.twitter.com/t5Z4GDAMqc — ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 22, 2022 The complaint was filed by the Clark County district attorney on March 16 to the Las Vegas Justice Court and includes one felony by strangulation, according to court records. The complaint obtained by ESPN states that Sonnen attacked six people, including one women whom he allegedly used “force of violence upon by punching/striking” and pushing her as well. Furthermore, Sonnen “allegedly punched the first man, punching and kicking a second man, punching a third man in the face, punching and kneeing a fourth man and striking a fifth man with his elbow,” per ESPN. The worldwide leader in sports issued a statement Tuesday acknowledging the incident while...
    MMA legend Chael Sonnen faces 11 counts of battery after allegedly fighting with six people during a December 18 incident in Las Vegas. Chael allegedly strangled one man during the brawl, which will be classified as a felony. Sonnen, 44, allegedly “punched the first man, punching and kicking a second man, punching a third man in the face, punching and kneeing a fourth man and striking a fifth man with his elbow,” according to a criminal complaint obtained by ESPN. He also allegedly, “used ‘force of violence upon’ a woman ‘by punching/striking’ and pushing her,” according to the court documents, ESPN reported. Ex-UFC star Chael Sonnen facing 11 counts of battery in Las Vegas https://t.co/zkP3obXfMz pic.twitter.com/TB9AGMNg9r — New York Post (@nypost) March 23, 2022 An original complaint was filed in January for 5 counts of battery against Sonnen, which were dismissed. However, a new complaint for the 11 counts was filed March 16 by the Clark County district attorney with the Las Vegas Justice Court. Sonnen is scheduled to appear in court April 27. “Battery by strangulation in non-domestic situations is a...
    RETIRED MMA star Chael Sonnen has been slapped with 11 charges following an alleged fight in a Las Vegas hotel last year. The multi-time UFC title challenger was initially charged with five counts of misdemeanour battery following an incident at the Luxor Hotel last December. 2Retired MMA fighter Chael Sonnen was allegedly involved in a hotel brawl last DecemberCredit: GETTY 2And Sonnen has been slapped with a eleven charges - including one felonyCredit: Getty Those charges, however, were dismissed in January - meaning they could be re-filed at a later date. But according to court reports, those charges have been DOUBLED along with the addition of a felony charge for battery by strangulation. Sonnen, 44, is scheduled to make an initial appearance at a Las Vegas court on April 27. It was reported that Sonnen got into a brawl that involved six people - one of whom was a woman. READ MORE UFC NEWSMAC AT IT UFC fans beg McGregor to accept Chimaev's offer after releasing boxing clipYOU GOT BEEF? UFC rivals Covington and Masvidal 'involved in bust-up' at Miami...
    CONOR McGREGOR has been urged to fight Jorge Masvidal 'once and for all'. The pair are the UFC's two biggest pay-per-view stars, but are both on a run of losses. 3Conor McGregor has been urged to fight Jorge Masvidal 'once and for all'Credit: Getty 3Jorge Masvidal was linked with a fight against Conor McGregor in 2020Credit: Getty They were in line to square off in 2020 when McGregor took exception to UFC president Dana White claiming Masvidal was 'too big' for him. Ultimately, the duo went their separate ways but ex-UFC title challenger and now analyst Chael Sonnen called for talks to resume. On his show, Sonnen, 44, said: “People are just forgetting, they’re taking Dana at his word when he said he’d never make the fight. “Well, that was because he (Masvidal) was too big. “Conor’s a ‘55-pounder, Conor’s now up at ‘70 and he’s showing pictures on Instagram that he weighs 194. “I think now is the time, I think International Fight Week is the date, let’s get McGregor-Masvidal done once and for...
    CONOR McGREGOR and Jorge Masvidal is 'the single biggest fight' in the UFC and would sell out in 24 hours, Chael Sonnen said. The pair are the UFC's two biggest pay-per-view stars, but are both on a run of losses. 3Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal is 'the single biggest fight' in the UFC, Chael Sonnen saidCredit: Instagram @thenotoriousmma 3Jorge Masvidal holding his 'BMF' beltCredit: Getty - Contributor But ex-UFC title challenger and analyst Sonnen is adamant they could still produce a blockbuster, especially with Masvidal's 'Baddest Mother F***er' belt on the line. He said on Teddy Atlas' podcast: "I do believe the single biggest fight, if you wanna get the world's attention and really have some fun.​ "If you really wanna have some fun, you just get Conor McGregor and you put him in there with Jorge Masvidal. "You put the BMF title on the line. You pick the arena. We will sell that out in 24 hours." McGregor, 33, has lost his last two fights, both against Dustin Poirier, who he first beat in 2014. ...
    CHAEL SONNEN has claimed Jake Paul is the 'most feared man in boxing' with fighters 'not sure they can beat him'. That is despite the YouTuber-turned prizefighter not yet facing an opponent with a prior professional boxing record. 3Jake Paul was dubbed the 'most feared man in boxing' by Chael SonnenCredit: Instagram @jakepaul 3Former UFC title challeger Chael SonnenCredit: Getty He was due to fight Tommy Fury, who is 7-0, until the British ex-realty TV star pulled out with a broken rib and chest infection. Paul, 25, instead rematched ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley, 39, scoring a brutal knockout win. Former middleweight boxing world champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, 35, has been among the names in talks to fight the American celebrity next. But ex-UFC title challenger Sonnen, 44, believes traditional and experienced boxers are second guessing themselves against 5-0 Paul. He said on his YouTube channel: “Jake Paul is the most feared man in boxing. "These boxers are not sure they can beat him. They are not sure they can deal with it. ...
    JORGE MASVIDAL received praise from Chael Sonnen for accepting a 'career-ending fight' against arch UFC rival Colby Covington. Former friends-turned sworn enemies Masvidal and Covington are finally scheduled to settle the score in the octagon. 3Jorge Masvidal was praised by Chael Sonnen for accepting a 'career-ending fight' against Colby CovingtonCredit: Getty 3Colby Covington pictured with Chael SonnenCredit: Twitter @ColbyCovMMA The pair have signed to headline UFC 272 in Las Vegas on March 26, which confirms one of the most bitter grudge matches in the promotion's history. But ex-UFC title challenger and now analyst Sonnen fears a third consecutive loss for pay-per-view attraction Masvidal could signal the end of his stardom. He said on his YouTube channel: “In all fairness, I really got to show respect to Masvidal, because this is a career-ending fight. It is that big of a deal. "There will be that much attention and that much focus and that much hatred going into this battle, that Jorge, who’s the second-biggest draw in combat right now, who’s coming off of two defeats… “If he...
    Getty/TMZ Chael Sonnen Three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen was detained on December 18, 2021, in Las Vegas and cited for five counts of misdemeanor battery, according to TMZ. Details have been scarce about the alleged incident, however a witness told TMZ that they saw Sonnen “banging on the door of a hotel room at the Four Seasons around 7 PM Saturday night.” “A couple walked by and a physical altercation broke out — the reason why is unclear,” the witness told the outlet. The nearly 50-fight retired fighter “easily handled the man,” and the woman accompanying the man “began to scream, and someone called the police,” TMZ reported. Police arrived on the scene and “The American Gangster” was detained and issued five citations of misdemeanor battery. However, he wasn’t arrested because law enforcement didn’t witness the incident themselves, as per TMZ. It’s been days since TMZ broke the news, and Sonnen hasn’t publicly spoken about the alleged incident. But, some details have finally been shared. Podcaster and former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub, who knows Sonnen personally, addressed...
    FORMER UFC star Chael Sonnen has been charged with FIVE separate battery charges following an alleged hotel scrap. Las Vegas cops were called to the Luxor Hotel and Casino on Saturday at 7:33pm following a report of a fight. 2Ex-UFC star Chael Sonnen has been charged with five separate battery chargesCredit: Getty 2The former fighter was allegedly involved in an incident at a Las Vegas hotel on SaturdayCredit: Getty A man that appeared to be the 44-year-old was then filmed being led down a hallway in handcuffs. Now police have confirmed that the ex-UFC and Bellator star had committed a misdemeanor battery against five separate victims. Las Vegas Police Public Information Officer Larry Hadfield wrote in a statement to MMA Fighting: “Sonnen was issued a battery citation for each individual victim, then escorted off property. “Due to the fact the misdemeanors were committed outside of a police officer’s presence, an arrest was not conducted.” Hadfield also explained that officers linked...
    A FORMER UFC star was reportedly detained in Las Vegas following an alleged brawl at a luxury hotel. Chael Sonnen, 44, was seen banging on a room at the Four Seasons hotel around 7pm Saturday, a witness told TMZ Sports. 3Chael Sonnen was allegedly involved in a fight in a Las Vegas hotelCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3The 6'1'', 205-pound Sonnen had a career 29-15-1 record that ended with a loss in 2019Credit: Getty Images - Getty The witness told TMZ Sports that a fight started after a couple walked by but didn't know what sparked the alleged altercation. Video on TMZ appears to show Sonnen being led away in cuffs, but law enforcement sources told the outlet that the MMA fighter was not arrested. Instead, he was hit with five misdemeanor battery citations as the police investigation continues. Las Vegas police couldn't be reached for comment Sunday evening, and Sonnen doesn't appear in the inmate records. Sonnen last fought in 2019, when he lost to Lyoto Machida. But the 6'1'', 205-pound fighter had a...
    UFC star Chael Sonnen began his career at 19 years old, and is known for his colorful trash talk as an MMA commentator. He was was reportedly spotted being taken away by police in handcuffs on December 18, 2021. 2Chael Sonnen started his career in MMA at 19 years old Was Chael Sonnen arrested? According to TMZ Sports, Chael Sonnen was cited for battery after "allegedly getting in a brawl at a luxury hotel in Las Vegas." The publication also obtained footage that appears to show Sonnen being taken away in handcuffs. The UFC star was not arrested because the police did not see the alleged altercation, according to reports. Police are investigating the reported incident, and Sonnen is facing five misdemeanor battery citations. Most read in MMAPROPER FANCY McGregor reveals his secret stash of Proper 12 whiskey as he prepares comebackBIG BONES Jones says he'll be UFC HW champ in 2022 as insane body transformation continuesDIRTY TACTICS Watch UFC star try to gouge opponent's eye as Rogan calls move 'so dirty'CON JOB Conor McGregor's shock six-month body transformation...
    Chael Sonnen has reportedly been hit with multiple citations after an alleged altercation in Las Vegas. According to TMZ, the legendary UFC fighter was issued five misdemeanor battery citations after he allegedly got into an altercation Saturday night at the Four Seasons. He was led off in handcuffs, but was ultimately not arrested. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) TMZ also reported the police are continuing to investigate. A witness claimed Sonnen was engaged in a physical altercation with a man and wasn’t having any issues handling him, according to the same report. That makes a hell of a lot of sense because Sonnen is one of the greatest fighters to ever live and against a regular person, it shouldn’t be close. Chael Sonnen Cited For Battery In Las Vegas https://t.co/jj7g62GPOW — TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) December 19, 2021 As I always say, Sonnen has the complete and total right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. That’s our system here and we should all be thankful for...
    JAKE PAUL rematching with Tyron Woodley is a 'gangster move' but an heroic 'mistake'. That's the claim of UFC legend Chael Sonnen after YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul called in Woodley to replace Tommy Fury on December 18. 3Unbeaten Jake Paul, right, beat UFC specialist Tyron Woodley on a split decision in their first meeting in the boxing ring 3Chael Sonnen reckons Jake Paul is acting like a 'real fighter' by taking the 'very big risk' of meeting Tyron Woodley again Tyson Fury's unbeaten half-brother Tommy would have been a huge step up for Paul but pulled out of next week's bout with a reported rib injury and chest infection. Now former UFC welterweight champ Woodley, 39, is targeting revenge against his American rival at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida. But Sonnen believes Paul is taking a 'very big risk' by again facing the only one of his four victims who had previous professional boxing experience. Paul, 24, won their first fight on a split decision four months ago. And asked on The MMA Hour if Paul was making a mistake, Sonnen replied: "I think it...
    FORMER UFC star Chael Sonnen has labelled Conor McGregor a 'rich little weirdo' after seeing the viral video of the him staring down Max Holloway. McGregor posted a clip of him pacing in front of the TV as he watched Max Holloway's victory by unanimous decision against Yair Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 42. 2Sonnen has been outspoken in his criticism of McGregor's behaviour of lateCredit: Getty 2McGregor seems to have his sights on a rematch with former featherweight rival Max HollowayCredit: Getty - Contributor The Irishman had his shirt off and watched on menacingly as his former rival made his ring walk and was announced to the audience. But Sonnen, 44, was unimpressed with the footage and slated McGregor for his bizarre behaviour on his show 'The Chael Sonnen Show With Jorge Sedano.' Sonnen said: "Conor is on the verge of becoming а little rich weirdo." "It's the last thing I wanted for him, he's posting things, then deleting them. "A man screaming at а television while walking around without his shirt on. Come on, you know what...
    Getty Chael Sonnen & Conor McGregor Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor did not allow “The American Gangster’s” recent comments to go without a reply. Chael Sonnen, who competed for three UFC titles and has a professional MMA record of 31-17-1, has spent his retirement working as an analyst, as well as producing content on his YouTube channel. And during the most recent episode of The American Gangster’s ESPN+ weekly series “The Chael Sonnen Show With Jorge Sedano,” Sonnen said McGregor’s turning into a “little rich weirdo.” He pointed to the way “Notorious” has behaved online since his July 2021 leg break courtesy of Dustin Poirier McGregor frequently takes to Twitter to rip on several UFC fighters, only to delete the tweets shortly after. He’s picked fights and shown interest in several potential opponents, however he’s still on the mend and isn’t expected to compete until later in 2022. Sonnen’s co-host asked for the former fighter’s take on the video McGregor posted of himself pacing around a room while watching his former opponent, Max Holloway, inside the UFC’s...
    MMA promoter Chael Sonnen has hit back at Conor McGregor after The Notorious' comments on UFC commentator Daniel Cormier. McGregor called Cormier a 'fat drunk' in a hastily deleted tweet, but his words were seen by promoter Chael Sonnen. 4McGregor has lost three out of his four last fights in the UFCCredit: Alamy 4Cormier is only the second man in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneouslyCredit: Getty 4Chael Sonnen is a former MMA fighter turned promoterCredit: Getty Images - Getty Cormier, 42, is a retired former dual-weight UFC champion who now works as commentator, with 33-year-old Irishman McGregor locked in a war of words with him after his broadcasting appearance at UFC 264. McGregor then tweeted a photo of the former light-heavy and heavyweight champ during last week's UFC 265 broadcast, brandishing him a 'fat drunk' before deleting the post. That was after the feud started with The Notorious taking exception to Cormier's scathing assessment of his controversial tweet mocking the death of Khabib Nurmagomedov's late father Abdulmanap. But Chael Sonnen has himself now taken exception to...
    Getty UFC superstar Jon Jones is one of the most decorated MMA fighters in history. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had some choice words for his longtime rival Chael Sonnen on Tuesday, May 25. Sonnen, who competed for UFC gold three times in his professional MMA career, and Jones coached season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter against each other. Then, they fought for “Bones'” 205-pound belt a little while after the season concluded in 2013 and Jones won by first-round TKO. Although the two were mostly cordial during the taping of The Ultimate Fighter, the bad blood between the two has grown to the point where now they occasionally slam the other via social media. Sonnen also takes shots at Jones frequently during his YouTube show. Their most recent battle started on Tuesday when “The American Gangster” decided to take a dig at Jones on Twitter. After Jones tweeted: “I’m about to give birth to something big, something out of the ordinary,” Sonnen commented: “Jon Jones is giving birth…to what?” Sonnen also shared a Photoshopped picture...
    Getty Chael Sonnen attends the UFC 170 event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on February 22, 2014. Three-time UFC title challenger and one of the most popular fighters of his time, Chael Sonnen, teased his interest in returning to combat sports. Sonnen retired from MMA in 2019 after suffering a TKO loss to Lyoto Machida in Bellator. He retired with a professional record of 31-17-1. However, at 44 years old, Sonnen seems to be open to a boxing match. In a video clip Sonnen posted on social media Monday night, “The American Gangster” revealed that he happens to “be free” the day Oscar De La Hoya plans to make his boxing return. Weeks back, De La Hoya announced that he was returning to the boxing ring on July 3 to compete on Triller. According to reports, however, De La Hoya’s return has been pushed back. For an opponent, Triller and De La Hoya were pursuing a match with former UFC middleweight and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. However, “GSP” is under contract with the UFC and president Dana...
    CONOR McGREGOR has been tipped by Chael Sonnen to fight for Jorge Masvidal's 'Baddest Mother F***er' title. Masvidal won the custom-made BMF belt in November 2019 when he beat fellow fan-favourite Nate Diaz. 6Jorge Masvidal won the BMF belt in 2019Credit: Getty 6Conor McGregor has been tipped by Chael Sonnen to fight for Jorge Masvidal's BMF beltCredit: Instagram/thenotoriousmma 6The custom-made BMF beltCredit: Refer to Caption He has since lost consecutively, both against welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, while not putting his strap on the line. McGregor during that time frame went up to Masvidal's welterweight division to beat Donald Cerrone in January 2020. But he lost his return one year later against Dustin Poirier at lightweight, with the pair now set for an immediate rematch on July 10. With McGregor's arch rival Khabib Nurmagomedov retired, ex-UFC title challenger Sonnen reckons the Irishman will target Masvidal's BMF throne. He said on his YouTube channel: “I’m single-handedly keeping this BMF thing alive. I don’t even have the support of Masvidal. “Conor vs Khabib isn’t going to...
    Former UFC title challenger turned MMA pundit Chael Sonnen spoke out on his platform and commented on Jorge Masvidal. ‘Gamebred’ is gearing up to face Kamaru Usman for the second time at UFC 261 for the welterweight title. The aforementioned welterweights faced off back in at UFC 251 and Usman came out on top via unanimous decision. Jorge Masvidal stepped in to fight ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ on 6 days’ notice in place of Gilbert Burns. Chiefly, this was the overarching narrative going into the contest, and Masvidal believes he didn’t get a fair shake to prepare. However, the opportunity to rematch Usman has knocked on the door and Masvidal is ready to answer. Also Read: 5 Things You Need to Know About Ryan Bader Chael Sonnen looks at the future of the Welterweight division ‘The American Gangster’ had plenty of takeaways from Masvidal’s recent ESPN interview leading up to his UFC 261 fight. Jorge Masvidal was fired up when talking about Colby Covington and has earmarked the latter as a future opponent. Sonnen believes that the landscape of the welterweight...
    Even before the Ngannou vs Miocic fight had happened, we knew that the winner of the fight will face Jon Jones. This fight was to be the debut of Jon Jones in the Heavyweight division. With Ngannou’s victory, a fight between him and Jones should happen. However, after the Ngannou vs Miocic rematch ended, many people believed Jones would not take part in the fight. Even UFC President Dana White said that he didn’t know whether Jones would take part in the fight. Chael Sonnen views on Jon Jones’ demands After the fight, Jones went on a tweeting spree. He tweeted and deleted many of his demands to the UFC, asking the UFC to show him the money and pay him what he deserves. The same did not impress Chael Sonnen, and he talked about how Jones’ tweet about the money just shows how he does not want to fight. Sonnen talked about how he felt about the demands put forward by Jones. He said, “As politely as Rashad put it, this is baffling, It’s baffling because John then went...
    The UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, took a step towards greatness when he challenged the light heavyweight champion, Jan Blachowicz, in the main event of UFC 259. If Adesanya had beaten the Polish Powerhouse, he would’ve joined an elite list of fighters who held belts in different weight classes. However, Blachowicz didn’t let that happen and won the fight via a unanimous decision in a largely dominant display. The final scorecards read 49-45, 49-45, and 49-46 in favor of the Pole. A couple of judges scored the last round to be a 10-8 round for Jan, which did cause some controversy. Meanwhile, the talking point on an episode of Ariel and The Bad Guy show were the after-effects of Adesanya’s loss. ‘The Last Stylebender’ was undefeated in MMA and the UFC till this point. Chael Sonnen (The Bad Guy) appreciated Israel Adesanya’s daring and said, “I love what he said about dare to be great. I love that he didn’t hide his face one bit.” “In many ways, Adesanya showed something, including what his vulnerability is. We saw...
    Former UFC middleweight and light-heavyweight title challenger, Chael Sonnen, had a go at the 170lbs division of the UFC. According to the ‘Bad Guy’, none of the top contenders of the welterweight division wants to fight and they are ‘fake tough guys’. The UFC’s welterweight division is one of the most stacked and watched divisions of the promotion. However, Sonnen is frustrated with the current stalemate between the top contenders at 170, as none of them are seemingly willing to share the Octagon with one another. On the contrary, one might argue that the pool of talent is probably the deepest in the UFC. In a recent episode of Victory Loves Company, Sonnen appeared with James Lynch and Jim West. He explained his frustration and appealed to the welterweights to follow the example set by the lightweights of the promotion. NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 20: MMA fighter Chael Sonnen discusses Bellator MMA at Build Studio on June 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images) “I don’t know what’s going on at 170lbs. There’s never been...
    Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen spoke out on his ESPN show alongside Ariel Helwani in the wake of UFC 257. The most recent pay-per-view event in Abu Dhabi is one of the most talked-about cards in recent memory. It’s easy to see why considering the manner in which the main event ended up going. Conor McGregor suffered the first TKO loss of his illustrious MMA career in the main event against Dustin Poirier. ‘The Diamond’ executed the perfect game plan that saw him capitalize on McGregor’s wide stance. He ambushed the Irishman with well-timed leg kicks and went on to earn the TKO finish on the feet. Conor McGregor’s loss has set him away from the title picture and also possibly pulled the plug on massive boxing opportunities. There’s plenty of debate as to his viability as a top contender in the division’s ranks. Chael Sonnen debated just that with Helwani and took a comprehensive look at UFC 257’s main event. Chael Sonnen digs into Conor McGregor ‘The American Gangster explained that in order to truly understand his recent...
    CONOR McGREGOR has been accused of looking 'scrawny and weak' and 'was out shape' against Dustin Poirier. That was the view of former UFC middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen, who backed McGregor to beat Poirier. 4Conor McGregor weighing in before rematching Dustin Poirier Credit: Getty Images - Getty 4Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen, rightCredit: Getty Images - Getty FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE But instead, the now MMA analyst felt the Irishman's move back down to lightweight left him depleted, following his shock knockout loss at UFC 257. Sonnen, 43, said: "There is a very line between a reason and an excuse "Conor stated the reason why he lost was his inactivity; I accept that and don't believe it was an excuse. "The form of Conor we saw out there was the worst form of Conor I've ever seen. "He was out shape, his timing was off, he was slow, he was unpowerful and he also looked scrawny. "I admit the last time he fought he was up in weight but...
    UFC 257 is headlined by the sensational lightweight bout between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. However, the co-main event doesn’t have two slouches fighting. Michael Chandler will be making his highly-anticipated UFC debut. This debut is also coming against Dan Hooker, one of the most exciting fighters in the entire UFC. Former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen broke the fight down with former middleweight champion Michael Bisping on ESPN, and gave an interesting prediction for the fight. He picked ‘The Hangman’ to win the fight and said that debuting fighters with a lot of hype usually have a poor showing their first time in the Octagon. “I like Dan Hooker. Last week Michael Chandler was a 2-to-1 favorite. That surprises me. Look, historically speaking, guys making their Octagon debut underperform. Sometimes they win, but they do not have that performance. I believed your going to have to have a perfect performance to beat Dan Hooker and I don’t expect Chandler to have that. I have Hooker in an upset.” UFC 257: Is Chael Sonnen correct in counting Chandler...
    Getty Unified heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua was ruthlessly mocked by UFC legend Chael Sonnen over the weekend, and it’s led some people to wonder whether Sonnen was trying to set up his own crossover superfight against one of boxing’s top current stars. Joshua, 31, from England, currently holds boxing’s WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight championship belts, but that didn’t keep Sonnen from trolling the champ about his punching form via social media. Sonnen posted, “Most training videos are inspiring. I don’t know if this guy is Disciplined to ‘not show it,’ Or if he’s just incredibly lazy for the sport”. Most training videos are inspiring. I dont know if this guy is Disciplined to “not show it,” Or if he’s just incredibly lazy for the sport. https://t.co/TiKwNg43ti — Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) January 16, 2021 But that wasn’t all. Sonnen, 43, from West Lynn, Oregon, just kept at it. The standout wrestler and ex-UFC and Bellator superstar said, “It’s 10 years of ‘training’ videos where he’s not sweating. It’s unusual…”. It’s 10 year of “training” videos where...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA has found himself on the receiving end of a trolling from former UFC star Chael Sonnen - who mocked the Brit's left hook after seeing his latest training video. On Friday, the unified heavyweight champion of the world shared footage of himself unleashing hellacious hooks on the heavy bag at his Finchley gym. 3Anthony Joshua showed off his devastating left hook in a recent training videoCredit: INSTAGRAM@ANTHONYJOSHUA Michelangelos DAVID could get outta the way of that hook, you Schnook https://t.co/TiKwNg43ti— Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) January 16, 2021 But the concussive punches were criticised by several viewers of the video, including Sonnen. The former UFC middleweight and light-heavyweight title challenger quote tweeted the clip and said: "Scientists just said we can't travel into the past But this Palooka's still using the…Telegraph. "Michelangelo's DAVID could get outta the way of that hook, you Schnook. "A punch shouldn't take up TWO PAGES on the calendar. Maybe those Foxy Boxing White Gloves are too heavy for you, Precious." Sonnen, a fan favourite in the MMA world, also questioned how hard Joshua was really...
    The bantamweight division of the UFC is as stacked as ever. There are upcoming contenders and legends of the sport, all eyeing a shot at the champion Petr Yan. Aljamain Sterling will fight ‘No Mercy’ at UFC 259 for the belt. Meanwhile, Cory Sandhagen, Jose Aldo, and the returning TJ Dillashaw are all waiting to have a crack at the 135 lbs gold. This logjam led to former UFC fighter, Chael Sonnen, opening up on the current landscape of the division. “Let’s take a closer look in this division. Because there’s something very fugazi about the bantamweight. There’s something that hasn’t smelled right or looked right for about 8 months now. If I was to take you back, we were told extremely clearly, the winner of Sandhagen and Aljo will challenge for the title against the winner of Yan vs Aldo. Nothing happened, Yan becomes the champion. Nothing still happens… The night Sandhagen went out, had the wheel kick, got the big victory, Sandhagen did follow his own division enough to know that was what was brewing. He took...
    Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen spoke out on his YouTube channel and did a deep dive into Khabib Nurmagomedov. Sonnen is one of the most prolific MMA pundits, and he never misses an opportunity to analyze happening topics. Chiefly, Khabib’s position as a recently retired fighter is amongst the most interesting points of debate within the MMA community. Certain translated statements made by ‘The Eagle’ have been making rounds, and fans have been trying to dissect its meaning. There’s a rampant debate whether Nurmagomedov will fight the winner of UFC 257s Poirier vs McGregor 2. Additionally, fans are also wondering if Khabib may wait on the sidelines and challenge himself against a new face. Fighters like Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler offer the Russian some interesting options. Chael Sonnen lays down the law ‘The American Gangster’ implored the MMA community to look at Nurmagomedov’s recent statements from an analytical point of view. Sonnen explained that given Nurmagomedov’s track record for being a straight shooter, there’s no reason to theorize that he’s teasing a return. Merely mentioning the names of...
    Tony Ferguson suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time in his illustrious career after dropping a decision against Charles Oliveira at UFC 256. In preparation for this bout, Ferguson made significant changes to his approach. He changed training partners and revamped his team. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out as a successful move for “El Cucuy“. Chael Sonnen explained in an interview with Ariel Helwani, what went wrong for Ferguson exactly. He also had some word of advice for his fellow wrestler. The former fighter said, “It’s never a good sign whenever an athlete (when everything is going well) changes something. He changed everything, he cleaned house with his corner. He cleaned house his gym with his training partners. I know he was hoping that was gonna invigorate him.” “But history says something different. History says when you change what you’re doing, you get a different resolve by doing it. I only bring that to you because sometimes it takes a little bit getting used to. I don’t know that it was a strategic problem that he had. One thing in this...
    Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will meet inside the Octagon once again. The fight will happen in January 2021, and the excitement is off the charts. Chael Sonnen has already provided a breakdown of the fight on ‘You’re Welcome With Chael Sonnen‘. “Of course. Of course, he could get it done. If you go back and look at that first fight and add trajectory to this fight, it is interesting because it was an all stand up fight. For however long it lasted. If you go back and look at it the pure boxing of that night vs today, Dustin today would get rid of that Dustin faster than Conor did. So I think it is a very different match.” Let’s make it official! ???? The Diamond The Notorious ???????? The rematch between Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor headlines #UFC257! pic.twitter.com/3Qi67NUTGJ — UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) November 23, 2020 Chael added, “Conor does have a speed advantage on opponents, so it might behoove Dustin to mix it up a little bit, particularly early, and get his hands on him...
    Anderson Silva is an icon of MMA and should be given more respect. That is crazy to say considering everything he has already achieved. However, his late-career has soured the taste in everyone’s mouth. Chael Sonnen is particularly disturbed by the lack of respect given to Anderson, especially with how MMA promotions treated his retirement. Promoters from Bellator, PFL, ONE and even Bare Knuckle FC have said they are not interested in signing legend Anderson Silva following Silva’s UFC release. Japan’s Rizin, however, won’t shut the door on the 45-year-old Silva, according to a statement… https://t.co/eYoJ5d91Uo — Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) November 27, 2020 “That was a scummy move by a lot of the promotions. First off, they weren’t asked that question, so they took a shot at a guy they would have loved to have appeared in a period of time, who didn’t want to come there. He made his decision and hung his hat someplace else. Now they are looking to get some cheap heat by acting like they are above Anderson Silva and refusing a fight for a...
    Curtis Blaydes may have had to drop out of a fight with Derrick Lewis due to COVID-19, but is still aiming high. Blaydes recently called out Jon Jones, and Chael Sonnen is absolutely stunned at how he did it. Blaydes on whether he wants to face Jon Jones: “We’re talking about money. I’m not going to fight Jon Jones for $200,000. That’s ridiculous. I think a lot of people forget that we get paid what we get paid regardless of who the opponent is… I can fight a bum to make $200,000” pic.twitter.com/LoTP3vlKjC — Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) November 24, 2020 “Curtis Blaydes, who I have always appreciated his skills and never really understood why the audience doesn’t like him. But there is. There is an audience against Curtis. I was like ‘man did I miss something? Did Curtis do something one time?’ Curtis Blaydes comes out earlier today and proclaims on his own that he’s going to need a whole bunch of money to fight Jon Jones. To tell you how stupid that statement was of Curtis. He was never...
    Curtis Blaydes is without a doubt one of the top heavyweights in the world at the moment. ‘Razor’ was set to fight ‘The Black Beast’ this past weekend. However, a positive COVID test ruled Curtis out of the fight. ‘Razor’ is currently on a 4-fight win streak with two of those wins coming via stoppage.  He is in prime position to secure a title shot if he is able to overcome his next opponent.   It is extremely competitive at the top right now with Stipe Miocic as the champion and Francis as the number one contender. Curtis and Lewis follow closely behind as the next best fighters. The recent addition of former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones makes the scenario even more interesting.  Read: Curtis Blaydes says he would rather fight a bum than Jon Jones for less money  Chael Sonnen criticizes Curtis Blaydes Curtis Blaydes recently stated that he would not fight Jon Jones for $200,000 as he can make that much fighting ‘bums,’ This did not sit well with Chael. On the latest episode of his...
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