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Lyoto Machida Feels Deserving Of Bellator Title Shot

Lyoto Machida has Bellator gold in his sights. Machida shared the cage with Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. This was the second …read more

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Unsure of next fight, Lyoto Machida considers weight class options, eyes Bellator gold

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Lyoto Machida def. Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222: Best photos

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While Lyoto Machida isn’t certain which weight class he’ll be competing at in his next bout, “The Dragon” has …read more

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Sonnen responds to being branded ‘one of the worst drug cheats’

Even in retirement, you can always count on Chael Sonnen for some humor on social media. Chael Sonnen did a lot of things in his career. He’s an uncrowned …read more

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Mookie & Crookie Show 24: What is Chael Sonnen’s legacy?

Epsiode 24 discussion: Chael Sonnen’s legacy, Fedor’s new contract, UFC San Antonio main event, Cormier’s last fight, Bob Arum’s 4-million PPV buyrate fantasy Welcome to the Mookie & Crookie Show, …read more

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Daily Debate: Did Chael Sonnen and Fedor Emelianenko make right career moves at Bellator 222?

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Lyoto Machida def. Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222: Best photos

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At Bellator 222 this past Saturday, one fan favorite north of 40 decided to walk away, and another decided …read more

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Chael Sonnen proclaims himself ‘best drug cheat’ of his era

Last weekend, after a stoppage loss to former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, MMA star Chael Sonnen announced his retirement from the sport.
Sonnen retires with an impressive resume. He …read more

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Video: Behind the scenes with Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222

Look behind the scenes of Chael Sonnen’s fight with Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222 and the subsequent retirement of “The American Gangster.”
In the above clip, Sonnen gets a special gift …read more

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Tito Ortiz Thanks Lyoto Machida For Stopping Chael Sonnen

Tito Ortiz isn’t shedding tears over Chael Sonnen’s retirement. This past Friday night (June 14), Sonnen shared the cage with Lyoto Machida. The light heavyweight scrap served as Bellator 222’s …read more

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Bellator 222: Chael Sonnen, Fedor Emelianenko take opposing roads at close of career

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(This story first appeared in Monday’s USA TODAY.)
Bellator 222 lived up to its billing as one of the cornerstone …read more

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Here's Why Ortiz Is Celebrating Sonnen’s Loss

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) three-time title contender Chael Sonnen, who migrated to Bellator MMA in the second half of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, announced his retirement at …read more

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20 MMA thoughts, including how Chael Sonnen became 'The Bad Guy'

Ariel Helwani shares his thoughts on the retirement of Chael Sonnen, including when he developed his famed persona, as well as a glimpse of what to expect from Monday’s show. …read more

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Morning Report: Daniel Cormier hints that Stipe Miocic rematch may be his final fight

Over the weekend, Chael Sonnen retired from MMA after getting stopped by Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222. It was the latest in a run of high-profile retirements from the sport …read more

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Chael Sonnen: The American Gangster’s Best Trash Talking Highlights (VIDEO)

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Before Conor McGregor was must see television every time he stepped onto a stage for a press conference, Chael Sonnen was the fighter you just couldn’t …read more

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WATCH: Lyoto Machida retires Chael Sonnen with flying knee KO (Full Fight Video)


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Lyoto Machida picked up his second win in Bellator MMA on Friday night while simultaneously retiring former title contender Chael Sonnen with a pair of vicious flying …read more

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Lyoto Machida Speaks On Chael Sonnen’s Retirement Announcement

Lyoto Machida was all class when he discussed Chael Sonnen’s decision to retire. Machida took on Sonnen on Friday night (June 14) in the co-main event of Bellator 222. The …read more

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VIDEO | Chael Sonnen tears up when asked what he’d tell late father at career’s end

On Friday night, after being stopped by Lyoto Machida in the co-main event of Bellator 222, Chael Sonnen decided to up to hang up the gloves.
Sonnen had a legendary career …read more

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Tito Ortiz pokes fun at Chael Sonnen following knockout loss to Lyoto Machida

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen retired from fighting yesterday evening following his loss to Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222 and Tito Ortiz couldn’t be happier.
At least so it would …read more

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Bellator 222 Recap: Rory MacDonald Defends & Machida Lands Vicious Knee to Sonnen

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MMAWeekly: The Low Down’s Jake Hattan recaps Bellator 222 including Lyoto Machida’s vicious knockout of Chael Sonnen, Rory MacDonald defending his welterweight title and handing Neiman …read more

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Bellator 222 Fight Highlights: Lyoto Machida KO sends Chael Sonnen into retirement

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Bellator 222 featured welterweight champion Rory MacDonald putting the first loss on Neiman Gracie’s previously spotless record, as he defended his belt and moved on to …read more

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Lyoto Machida found no added satisfaction in retiring Chael Sonnen

Lyoto Machida was thrilled to defeat Chael Sonnen at yesterday’s Bellator 222 event, but he found no additional satisfaction in retiring the ‘legend’.
Machida was able to drop Sonnen with a …read more

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For better or worse, Chael Sonnen personified modern-era MMA

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Let’s get one thing straight from the jump: That nugget about Chael Sonnen never winning a world championship? It needs to be accompanied with …read more

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Lyoto Machida Won’t Rule Out Middleweight Title Shot Following Bellator 222

Lyoto Machida enjoys not having to cut a lot of weight at light heavyweight, but he won’t rule out a return to middleweight. Machida took on Chael Sonnen in the …read more

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Chael Sonnen explains his decision to retire from MMA

Following his stoppage loss to Lyoto Machida last night, fan favorite Chael Sonnen announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.
Machida was able to catch Sonnen with a pair of flying …read more

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Pros react to Chael Sonnen’s retirement at Bellator 222

After a lengthy career, Chael Sonnen decided to call it quits Friday night at Bellator 222.
Sonnen was one of the most outspoken and toughest fighters in the game. The pros …read more

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Chael Sonnen talks retirement after Bellator 222: ‘I fired my last bullet’

The MMA world saw one of its most exuberant and enduring personalities walk away on Friday night.
Moments after a second-round TKO loss to Lyoto Machida in the co-main event of …read more

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Lyoto Machida takes no joy in retiring 'legend' Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222

NEW YORK – Lyoto Machida appears to have a knack for retiring opponents. Chael Sonnen’s announcement after Bellator 222 marked the third time someone has walked away from the sport …read more

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Bellator 222 video: Reaction to Rory MacDonald's win, Chael Sonnen's retirement, more

NEW YORK –Bellator 222 is in the books, and there was no shortage of intriguing storylines coming out of Friday night’s even at Madison Square Garden.
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Chael Sonnen issues hilarious comment following loss to Lyoto Machida

Chael Sonnen squared off with Lyoto Machida in a light heavyweight contest at last night’s Bellator 222 event in New York.
Sonnen returned to action for the first time since Bellator …read more

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Chael Sonnen explains retirement after Bellator 222: 'I feel like I used all of my toughness up'

NEW YORK— “The American Gangster” is hanging up the gloves following Friday night’s Bellator 222 event at Madison Square Garden.
In a heartfelt, and at times emotional, post-fight news conference Chael …read more

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Five Rounds: How will Chael Sonnen be remembered?

Chael Sonnen retired after 49 professional fights. How will he be remembered? Our panel answers that — and more — after Bellator 222. …read more

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Sonnen retires after Machida loss at Bellator 222

Chael Sonnen is moving on from the sport of MMA. “The Bad Guy” is hanging up his gloves for good.
Chael Sonnen announced his retirement from MMA after losing to Lyoto …read more

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Bellator 222 in Tweets: Pros react to Rory MacDonald’s title defense, Lyoto Machida’s win over Chael Sonnen

Rory MacDonald silenced the critics while retaining his Bellator welterweight title on Friday night.
The Canadian fighter outpointed jiu-jitsu phenom Neiman Gracie in the main event of Bellator 222, which …read more

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Rory MacDonald defeats Neiman Gracie and Lyoto Machida retires Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222

The Bellator MMA cage was in New York City on Friday where Madison Square Garden played host to Bellator 222: MacDonald vs. Gracie. The 18-fight card featured two title …read more

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Video! Chael Sonnen Announces Retirement After Bellator 222 Loss

After suffering a TKO loss to Lyoto Machida last night (Fri., June 14, 2019) in Bellator 222’s co-main event, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen announced his retirement from mixed …read more

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Chael Sonnen retires from MMA after Bellator 222 loss: 'I had a good run'

NEW YORK – Chael Sonnen has decided to retire from MMA following his loss to Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222.
After a more than 22-year career, Sonnen (30-17-1 MMA, 2-3 BMMA) …read more

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Bellator 222 results: Lyoto Machida brutalizes Chael Sonnen with knees and punches

NEW YORK – On Friday night, two MMA legends finally exchanged blows inside the cage. A matchup years in the making, Lyoto Machida and Chael Sonnen finally crossed paths, with …read more

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Bellator 222 | Pros react to Lyoto Machida KO, Chael Sonnen retiring

A light heavyweight scrap between former UFC standouts Lyoto Machida and Chael Sonnen served as the co-headliner of tonight’s Bellator 222 event in New York.
Chael Sonnen was last seen in …read more

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Pros react to Machida’s TKO of Sonnen at Bellator 222

Lyoto Machida finished Chael Sonnen with strikes in the second round of their bout at Bellator 222. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the fight. In a dominant performance, Lyoto …read more

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Video: Machida stops Sonnen with flying knee, Chael retires

Lyoto Machida retired Chael Sonnen with a flying knee and follow up punches at Bellator 222. In the co-main event of Bellator 222, long time MMA veterans Lyoto Machida and …read more

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Bellator 222 results: Machida TKO’s Sonnen into retirement

Check out the results and highlights from the Bellator 222 main card, where Lyoto Machida stopped Chael Sonnen in the co-main event. The Bellator 222 card is in-progress and the …read more

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Twitter reacts to Lyoto Machida's TKO win, Chael Sonnen's retirement at Bellator 222

Lyoto Machida stayed perfect in his Bellator career on Friday when he defeated Chael Sonnen in a potential title eliminator in the Bellator 222 co-headliner.
Machida (26-8 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) was …read more

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Bellator 222 results: Lyoto Machida sends Chael Sonnen into retirement after TKO loss

Lyoto Machida needed a pair of flying knees to finally finish Chael Sonnen by TKO in the second round at Bellator 222 and following the fight, the 42-year old veteran …read more

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Bellator 222 Results: Lyoto Machida stops Chael Sonnen with a flying knee (Video)

A light heavyweight bout between fan favorites Lyoto Machida and Chael Sonnen served as the co-headliner of tonight’s Bellator 222 event in New York City.
Chael Sonnen was last seen in …read more

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Bellator 222 live blog: Lyoto Machida vs. Chael Sonnen

This is the Bellator 222 live blog for Lyoto Machida vs. Chael Sonnen, a Bellator light heavyweight fight at Friday’s Bellator event at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Machida, who …read more

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Chael Sonnen will either be a champion or a failure

Chael Sonnen steps into the cage at Bellator 222 at 42 years of age to face Lyoto Machida. But why? Why at an age that is considered beyond the prime …read more

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Bellator 222: MacDonald vs. Gracie main card preview

Here’s the breakdown for Saturday’s Bellator 222 main card, including Chael Sonnen vs. Lyoto Machida in the co-main event. A fully loaded Bellator 222 card kicks off tonight from …read more

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Sonnen: I win a title, or ‘I will be a failure’

Chael Sonnen is looking at a harsh reality in his career, as he enters his 48th professional fight this weekend against Lyoto Machida. MMA veteran Chael Sonnen may be …read more

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Chael Sonnen says he ‘will be a failure’ if he doesn’t win a title

In the co-main event of Bellator 222, Chael Sonnen will take on Lyoto Machida at light heavyweight. There, it is expected the winner of that fight will take on Ryan …read more

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A harsh reality hits Chael Sonnen: 'I will either win the championship, or I will be a failure'

NEW YORK – Collecting a championship belt has been a career-long goal for Chael Sonnen. He’s had opportunities in the WEC, UFC and even Bellator at heavyweight, but came up …read more

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VIDEO: Lyoto Machida says goal is to fight for championship after Bellator 222

NEW YORK CITY – Lyoto Machida discusses excitement over fighting at Madison Square Garden, his bout with Chael Sonnen being moved from the Bellator 222 main event, when he expects …read more

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Bellator 222 | Pro fighters make their picks for Chael Sonnen vs. Lyoto Machida

Bellator returns to Madison Square Garden in New York City with the stacked Bellator 222 card this weekend. The card sees two titles on the line and an intriguing light …read more

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Lyoto Machida Surprised By Lack Of Trash Talk From Chael Sonnen Ahead Of Bellator 222

This Friday, two MMA veterans will face off at the world-famous Madison Square Garden as former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida takes on Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222. …read more

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Lyoto Machida admits missing Chael Sonnen's trash talk ahead of Bellator 222 clash

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida is all set to return to the Bellator cage at Madison Square Garden this weekend, but he admitted noticing that something was missing …read more

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Henry Cejudo’s Coach Explains Impact Of Chael Sonnen On Flyweight Champion

UFC flyweight champion, Henry Cejudo has started to embrace his trash-talking. But, the Olympic gold medalist wasn’t always like that. Rather, it took a phone call to Chael Sonnen to …read more

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Coach discusses Chael Sonnen’s influence on Henry Cejudo

You’ve probably noticed that UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo has come out of his shell lately. Ahead of his UFC 238 bantamweight title fight with Marlon Moraes, he’s been talking …read more

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Eric Albarracin: Chael Sonnen has been ‘big influence’ on Henry Cejudo

Coach Eric Albarracin talks about how he met Henry Cejudo, Cejudo’s recent trash talk, Chael Sonnen’s help, and more. …read more

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Watch MMA Junkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Lyoto Machida, Jessica Eye, Eric Nicksick, Sean O'Connell

MMA Junkie Radio kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with guests Lyoto Machida, Jessica Eye, Eric Nicksick and Sean O’Connell.
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Bellator 222 headliner changed from Lyoto Machida vs Chael Sonnen to Rory MacDonald vs Neiman Gracie welterweight title bout

On June 14, Bellator MMA heads back to Madison Square Garden for their second visit with Bellator 222 and it could very be argued as the promotion’s best card ever …read more

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Bellator free fight: Check out Chael Sonnen's win over Wanderlei Silva

Chael Sonnen has a big fight coming up with Lyoto Machida at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
But Bellator 222’s co-feature fight won’t mark the first time “The Bad Guy” has …read more

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Bellator 222 Now Headlined By MacDonald vs. Gracie, Not Sonnen vs. Machida

Bellator MMA returns to Madison Square Garden on Friday, June 14 for Bellator 222. Originally, in the main event, Chael Sonnen was set to take on Lyoto Machida, however, according …read more

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Rory MacDonald vs. Neiman Gracie – not Lyoto Machida vs. Chael Sonnen – is Bellator 222's main event

The bulk of the hype leading into Bellator’s return to New York’s Madison Square Garden has been geared towards the matchup between former UFC light heavyweight championLyoto Machida and longtime …read more

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Lyoto Machida explains decision to fight Chael Sonnen, details lofty goals in Bellator

Lyoto Machida will return to the cage on June 14 where he will square off with Chael Sonnen in the headliner of Bellator 222.
The former UFC light heavyweight champion, Machida …read more

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Lyoto Machida hoping to become champ-champ In Bellator: ‘That’s the goal’

NEW YORK — Lyoto Machida speaks about his upcoming Bellator 222 fight with Chael Sonnen, possibly fighting for the title at both middleweight and light heavyweight, sumo wrestling, and much …read more

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SUG 8 Live Results

Portland, Oregon’s Roseland Theater has set the stage once again for another exciting night of grappling action as Submission Underground is back.

After a hiatus, Chael Sonnen brought back his grappling …read more

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Bellator 221: Cris Lencioni on teammate Chael Sonnen, drug cheaters and why he's called 'Sunshine'

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CHICAGO – Cris Lencioni doesn’t have a ton of pro fights, but his amateur background in Oregon is crucial, he thinks.
Lencioni turned pro in 2016 …read more

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