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Chael Sonnen Asks Alexander Volkanovski’s Doubters: ‘You Know More Than Him?’

Former two-division UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen has laid down an important question for those who continue to doubt Alexander Volkanovski. Currently, Volkanovski not only sits on the featherweight throne …read more

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Fighting Fedor: ‘The Last Emperor’ Makes His Last Stand

As Fedor Emelianenko prepares for his final fight this weekend, MMAmania.com interviewed a handful of fellow legends — including Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen — who have been locked inside …read more

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Chael Sonnen Names The “Most Underrated Fighter Of All Time”

Former two-division UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen believes one current champion sits as the “most underrated fighter of all time.” When the term ‘underrated’ comes up, many automatically look at …read more

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Chael Sonnen Claims The Door Isn’t Shut On Francis Ngannou Returning To UFC

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen doesn’t believe the ship has completely sailed on a possible return to the Octagon for Francis Ngannou. Ngannou currently sits as one of combat sports’ …read more

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Chael Sonnen: Khabib Nurmagomedov Hasn’t Had An Appropriate MMA Send-Off

Former two-division UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen believes that if Khabib Nurmagomedov’s time in MMA has reached its conclusion, he hasn’t been given an appropriate send-off. Last October, Khabib was …read more

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Chael Sonnen questions whether Dana White ‘understands’ gravity of Volkanovski vs Makhachev

Chael Sonnen has underlined just what a monster of a match-up Alexander Volkanovski vs Islam Makhachev is. The return to Australia doesn’t get bigger than this 🤯🤯🤯 🏆 @MakhachevMMA vs …read more

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Sonnen: Does Dana White Know ‘What He Has’ With Alexander Volkanovski/Islam Makhachev?

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen isn’t sure that Dana White fully appreciates the magnitude of the matchup set to headline the February 11 pay-per-view in Perth, Australia. Following a pair …read more

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Posted on January 27, 2023, 1:16 am By
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Chael Sonnen blasts Tyson Fury for his “dumb” offer to Francis Ngannou

Chael Sonnen is blasting Tyson Fury for his ‘dumb’ offer to Francis Ngannou. Rumours are that a super-fight is looming between boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former UFC heavyweight …read more

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Chael Sonnen calls Tyson Fury's offer to Francis Ngannou 'perhaps the dumbest idea in sports history'

Chael Sonnen isn’t on board with Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou – well, at least not how Fury wants it to happen.
Chatter of a potential superfight between boxing heavyweight champion …read more

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Chael Sonnen Explains Sean O’Malley Narrative That “Irritated” Him

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen has recalled a common narrative that frustrated him when it came to the perception of Sean O’Malley’s bantamweight rise. Currently, O’Malley sits as the top-ranked …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2023, 4:16 pm By
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Chael Sonnen explains why he would “just love” for the UFC to have a tournament in 2023: “Find out who the best fighter in the world really is”

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has explained why he would love to see the UFC run a tournament at some point this year. It’s no secret that tournaments have played a …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2023, 11:46 am By
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Chael Sonnen Calls For The Return Of UFC Tournaments

After a year he’s branded as “unique” and “fascinating,” former UFC star Chael Sonnen has an idea in mind for the promotion moving forward. A number of organizations boast different …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2023, 11:16 pm By
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Chael Sonnen: ‘Fans Never Called For Jon Jones/Ciryl Gane’

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen has given his take on the news that Jon Jones will make his heavyweight debut opposite Ciryl Gane in Las Vegas on March 4. Towards …read more

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Chael Sonnen believes that Islam Makhachev could retire regardless of the outcome at UFC 284

Chael Sonnen is anticipating that Islam Makhachev could retire regardless of the outcome at UFC 284 in February. Makhachev won the UFC lightweight title with an upset over Charles Oliveira …read more

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Sonnen: Is There A Chance Islam Makhachev Retires Post-UFC 284?

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen has questioned whether Khabib Nurmagomedov’s reported MMA exit will impact lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. While we may not even be two weeks into 2023, the …read more

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Chael Sonnen reacts to Jake Paul’s new contract deal with PFL: “I don’t know you’re gonna get your bang for your buck for that”

In a stunning turn of events to kick off 2023, Jake Paul revealed that he would be making his transition from the ring to the cage and signing with the …read more

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Posted on January 11, 2023, 6:16 pm By
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Chael Sonnen “Likes” Beneil Dariush’s Advice For Dustin Poirier

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen has given his take on the recent back and forth between lightweight contenders Beneil Dariush and Dustin Poirier. On the back of a mighty eight-fight …read more

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Chael Sonnen names his choice for scariest fighter in UFC history

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Hint – it’s a former heavyweight champion. An MMA topic that has come up lately, and was conjured up in …read more

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Posted on January 10, 2023, 3:16 am By
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Chael Sonnen Doubts Claims That Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Done With MMA

Some may have you believe that Khabib Nurmagomedov is leaving the world of MMA behind, but Chael Sonnen is not convinced. Reports emerged recently suggesting that former UFC lightweight champ …read more

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Chael Sonnen Tells Story Of First Time Cutting Weight

They say everybody remembers their first time, and Chael Sonnen is certainly no exception. Weight cutting is one of the biggest topics of discussion in MMA on a constant basis, …read more

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Posted on January 9, 2023, 2:16 am By
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Chael Sonnen explains why Cain Velasquez is “the scariest fighter in MMA history”

Chael Sonnen has his pick for the scariest fighter in MMA history, and his name is Cain Velasquez. Velasquez is a former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion. Velasquez was renowned for …read more

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Chael Sonnen claims Jorge Masvidal vs. Nick Diaz was previously discussed by the UFC: “Masvidal never co-signed it. I don’t know why.”

Chael Sonnen is one of the most outspoken faces in the sport of MMA. Post-retirement, he has been seen breaking down fights, serving as a commentator and analyst while also …read more

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Chael Sonnen’s Tweet Under Scrutiny After Damar Hamlin NFL Injury

Some people are of the impression that Chael Sonnen feels postponing the Cincinnati Bengals/Buffalo Bills NFL game after safety Damar Hamlin’s shocking injury was a mistake. The highly anticipated Bengals/Bills …read more

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Chael Sonnen believes Leon Edwards should make the UFC find him “the easiest opponent” to fight if Kamaru Usman is out

Chael Sonnen thinks Leon Edwards should try and get an easier matchup if Kamaru Usman is out. Edwards was expected to headline UFC 286 in March against Kamaru Usman for …read more

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Chael Sonnen Pitches Opponent For Luke Rockhold Following Return Tease

Having seen Luke Rockhold tease a return to action in 2023, Chael Sonnen has named a logical opponent for the former UFC middleweight champion. Rockhold fought for the first time …read more

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Chael Sonnen Names The Biggest Possible Fight In MMA

As 2023 gets underway, former two-division UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen has identified what he believes to be the biggest possible bout in mixed martial arts. One side of the …read more

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Posted on January 3, 2023, 5:16 pm By
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Chael Sonnen explains why Alex Volkanovski defeating Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 wouldn’t be that big of an upset: “How would that be shocking news?”

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has explained why Alex Volkanovski beating Islam Makhachev shouldn’t be seen as a big upset. At UFC 284, Alex Volkanovski will challenge Islam Makhachev for the …read more

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Chael Sonnen wants to see former “best in the world” fighter placed in the UFC Hall of Fame: “He belongs there”

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has explained why he wants to see Frank Shamrock take his place in the UFC Hall of Fame. When it comes to analysts in the world …read more

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Chael Sonnen: Alexander Volkanovski over Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 wouldn't be a big upset`

The way Chael Sonnen sees it, Alexander Volkanovski is a big risk for Islam Makhachev.
Featherweight champion Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) will move up in weight to challenge lightweight champ …read more

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Chael Sonnen Discusses “Best In The World” Fighter Who Didn’t Gain Recognition

In a recent video for his YouTube channel, former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight contender Chael Sonnen discussed money fights vs. title fights. “The Bad Guy” explained that championship success …read more

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Posted on January 1, 2023, 9:16 pm By
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Chael Sonnen: I’ve Never Taken Or Been Accused Of Taking Steroids

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen has claimed that he’s never taken steroids, insisting that not all banned substances are performance-enhancing. The topic of PEDs has hit mainstream discussion in recent …read more

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Chael Sonnen Explains Why Paddy Pimblett Likely Won’t Want To Fight In London

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen doesn’t believe that lightweight prospect Paddy Pimblett will be interested in fighting at the London-held pay-per-view next March. Pimblett has certainly made a splash in …read more

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Chael Sonnen Dismisses Use Of Media Scorecards As ‘Robbery’ Evidence

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen has questioned why media scorecards are used as evidence that qualified judges got certain decisions wrong. The topic of MMA judging appears as prevalent as …read more

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Posted on December 30, 2022, 12:16 am By
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Chael Sonnen details the lone difference between Paddy Pimblett and Sean O’Malley

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has given his thoughts on the big difference between Paddy Pimblett and Sean O’Malley. For so long now, Paddy Pimblett and Sean O’Malley have been two …read more

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Chael Sonnen Reveals The Key Difference Between Paddy Pimblett And Sean O’Malley

Former UFC light heavyweight and middleweight contender Chael Sonnen recently gave his take on two of the UFC’s rising stars. Sean O’Malley has risen through the bantamweight ranks this year. …read more

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Posted on December 27, 2022, 10:16 pm By
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Chael Sonnen's 2022 Comeback of the Year is not Leon Edwards or Alex Pereira

Chael Sonnen lauds Leon Edwards and Alex Pereira for their title-winning finishes, but they’re not his 2022 Comeback of the Year.
Edwards (20-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) came from behind to land a …read more

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Chael Sonnen Reveals What The ‘Real’ Sean Strickland Is Like

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen hopes that fans can one day meet the ‘real’ version of middleweight contender Sean Strickland. While a number of others have long hit the headlines …read more

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Chael Sonnen: Doug Crosby Called Stots/Sabatello “Straight”

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen has looked to defend Douglas Crosby after the MMA judge came under fire for some controversial scorecards earlier this month. While December 9 and December …read more

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Chael Sonnen rejects plea deal, will take battery charge to trial

MMA analyst and former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen has rejected a plea deal and will take his battery charge to trial. Back in December 2021, Chael Sonnen was accused of …read more

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Posted on December 22, 2022, 12:16 pm By
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Chael Sonnen Rejects Plea Deal, Gets Date For Battery Trial

Former two-division UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen is heading to court in the criminal case that resulted from his alleged assault of several people at a hotel last December. The …read more

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Posted on December 21, 2022, 7:16 pm By
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Chael Sonnen battery trial set for April 5 after plea deal rejected

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Chael Sonnen is headed to trial in his criminal case stemming from an alleged assault at a Las Vegas hotel one …read more

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Posted on December 21, 2022, 6:46 pm By
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Chael Sonnen thinks Robert Whittaker should get title shot vs. Alex Pereira – and he'd be favorite

Chael Sonnen thinks Robert Whittaker should be rewarded with a title shot after his fight with Paulo Costa fell through.
Despite the promotion officially announcing a fight between Whittaker (24-6 MMA, …read more

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Chael Sonnen Planning Slap-Fighting Event In Oregon

Chael Sonnen plans on being the next promoter to take a stab at slap fighting and plans on holding events in Oregon. Since his fighting career ended, Chael Sonnen has …read more

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Posted on December 21, 2022, 3:16 am By
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Chael Sonnen on 'meaningful difference' between Conor McGregor, Jon Jones situations

LAS VEGAS – Chael Sonnen thinks Jon Jones and Conor McGregor’s goals are slightly different.
Two of the UFC’s biggest stars, Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) and McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 …read more

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Chael Sonnen: Paddy Pimblett Narrative Is “Rude” To Jared Gordon

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen believes the post-fight reaction surrounding Paddy Pimblett’s latest performance is disrespectful to Jared Gordon. At UFC 282, Pimblett maintained his unbeaten promotional record with a …read more

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Chael Sonnen facing lawsuit for punching man at Four Seasons Hotel

Chael Sonnen’s legal issues stemming from an incident at the Four Seasons Hotel haven’t gone away. ‘The American Gangster’ is one of the most beloved figures in the combat sports …read more

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Chael Sonnen sued for allegedly punching man in jaw at Four Seasons Hotel

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A man who said he was an employee of the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is suing Chael Sonnen in …read more

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Posted on December 16, 2022, 11:16 pm By
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Sonnen Provides Solution For Anthony Smith After Losing Jamahal Hill Fight 

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen believes he’s identified a good option for Anthony Smith following his loss of a fight against Jamahal Hill. When he arrived at the T-Mobile …read more

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