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Sonnen: Unranked & Inactive 35-Year-Old Gillespie Has Nowhere To Go

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen has assessed the future of lightweight Gregor Gillespie following his recent removal from the rankings.

Since joining the UFC six years ago, Gillespie has made eight …read more

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Chael Sonnen calls for Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas 3: “We have to redo the match”

Chael Sonnen has given an unpopular opinion. ‘The Bad Guy’ thinks the UFC should book a trilogy fight between Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas.
Last Saturday night at UFC 274, fans …read more

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Chael Sonnen discusses the current state of PED’s in MMA

Chael Sonnen has opened up about the current state of PED’s (Performance Enhancing Drugs) in MMA.
Sonnen, 45, retired from the sport of MMA in June of 2019.
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Sonnen Makes The Case For Immediate Oliveira vs. Gaethje Rematch

After Oliveira defeated Justin Gaethje at UFC 274, Chael Sonnen thinks the stripped champion’s next opponent could be … Justin Gaethje.

Even though Oliveira just defeated Gaethje in the UFC 274 …read more

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Posted on May 11, 2022, 8:16 pm By
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Chael Sonnen on the UFC attempting to book Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev: “Adesanya vs. Cannonier is a tough sell as far as being a headliner of a PPV”

Chael Sonnen is weighing in on the UFC attempting to book Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev.
UFC President, Dana White, recently did an interview in the ‘war room’ for ‘The Pivot …read more

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Chael Sonnen thinks UFC should stop waiting to book Nate Diaz: ‘I think you turn him loose’

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Nate Diaz has been pushing the UFC almost nonstop to book the final fight on his contract. Chael Sonnen sees no …read more

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Posted on May 4, 2022, 10:16 pm By
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Chael Sonnen defends Conor McGregor amidst recent cheating accusations: “There’s a lot of rules out there, but there’s really only 3 big ones”

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has said that he doesn’t believe Conor McGregor is a cheater in the midst of recent allegations.
While he may be a former two-weight UFC champion, it’s …read more

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Posted on May 4, 2022, 1:46 pm By
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The MMA Hour with Chael Sonnen, Kayla Harrison, Raufeon Stots, Joe Lauzon and Shogun Rua at 1 p.m. ET

The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life! Below is a rundown of Wednesday’s show, which begins at 12 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. …read more

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Chael Sonnen Willing To Book Paddy Pimblett vs. Logan Paul At SUG

If the UFC won’t book Paddy Pimblett vs. Logan Paul, then Chael Sonnen will.

Recently, Paul has been ramping up his efforts to try and get a fight in the UFC. …read more

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Chael Sonnen claims Dan Hooker’s name is on the short list of possible opponents for Conor McGregor

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen believes there’s a chance Dan Hooker could serve as Conor McGregor’s return opponent.
The return of Conor McGregor has been a hot topic within the mixed martial …read more

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Conor McGregor's return fight: Chael Sonnen suggests a welterweight who has 'never been discussed by anybody'

With Conor McGregor looking to return at welterweight, Chael Sonnen has an idea of whom he should fight.
McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC), who broke his leg in July 2021 in …read more

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Sonnen Names The Biggest Issue With A McGregor Tune-Up Fight

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen has explained why a tune-up fight isn’t a very viable option for the Octagon return of former two-division champion Conor McGregor.

McGregor, who once held both …read more

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Chael Sonnen explains why he’s still high on Jon Jones heavyweight move despite delay: “He’s done a lot of things nobody can do”

Chael Sonnen believes that former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones can defy the odds in his move up.
‘Bones’ hasn’t been seen in the octagon since UFC 247 in February 2020. …read more

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Posted on April 28, 2022, 11:16 pm By
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Chael Sonnen casts doubt on Francis Ngannou’s ability to become a free agent: “There for sure is a non-negotiation clause”

Chael Sonnen is weighing in on Francis Ngannou’s contract with the UFC and his subsequent ability to become a free agent.
Ngannou, (17-3 MMA), the current UFC Heavyweight Champion, has had …read more

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Belal (Not Colby) To Get ‘Borz’ Fight?

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That’s according to Chael Sonnen. Undefeated UFC welterweight rising star Khamzat Chimaev blasted his way into 170-pound title contention with …read more

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Chael Sonnen believes Dana White likely felt “betrayed” by Francis Ngannou stepping in the ring with Tyson Fury

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen believes Dana White may have felt betrayed by Francis Ngannou appearing in the ring with Tyson Fury on Saturday night.
Over the weekend, one of the biggest …read more

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Chael Sonnen Names The Fighter Most Likely To Be Next Double Champ

MMA analyst and former mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen predicts that Khamzat Chimaev will likely be the next ‘champ champ’ in the UFC.

“The Bad Guy” Chael Sonnen has a …read more

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Chael Sonnen says Jon Jones “isn’t smart enough” to understand his constant criticism

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has claimed Jon Jones isn’t smart enough to understand some of his criticisms.
While their one and only meeting inside the Octagon came way back in April …read more

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Posted on April 23, 2022, 10:16 am By
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Chael Sonnen opines boxers are avoiding Jake Paul: “He is the most feared man in boxing”

Chael Sonnen is offering a unique take on why Jake Paul hasn’t yet fought an established boxer.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer has faced increased criticism over the past year. While he’s proclaimed that …read more

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Posted on April 22, 2022, 9:46 pm By
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Chael Sonnen believes Darren Till’s recent comments about Israel Adesanya are a show of weakness: “I think he’s questioning himself”

Chael Sonnen believes Darren Till’s recent comments about UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya are a show of weakness.
Till (18-4-1 MMA), a former UFC welterweight title challenger, has lost four of …read more

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Leon Edwards Calls ‘Fake News’ On Sonnen’s Usman/McGregor Claim

Leon Edwards has denied Chael Sonnen’s claims that he’s been offered money to let Conor McGregor fight Kamaru Usman next.

With a 10-fight unbeaten streak, Edwards is expected to face the …read more

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Chael Sonnen: Leon Edwards offered cash to step aside for Conor McGregor

Apparently, the rules don’t apply to Conor McGregor.

According to Chael Sonnen, Leon Edwards is being offered big money to step aside so the former two-division champion can face Kamaru …read more

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Leon Edwards reacts after Chael Sonnen suggests he’s been offered “his show and his win money” to step aside for Conor McGregor

Chael Sonnen says Leon Edwards has been offered his show and his win money to step aside for Conor McGregor to face Kamaru Usman.
Edwards (19-3 MMA) is expected to challenge …read more

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Chael Sonnen explains what Henry Cejudo must do to get a title fight

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has explained what Henry Cejudo needs to do if he wants to get a title shot in his return fight.
While he may have re-entered the USADA …read more

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Posted on April 20, 2022, 9:16 am By
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Chael Sonnen says Leon Edwards has been offered his show and his win money to step aside for Conor McGregor to face Kamaru Usman

Chael Sonnen says Leon Edwards has been offered his show and his win money to step aside for Conor McGregor to face Kamaru Usman.
Edwards (19-3 MMA) is expected to challenge …read more

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Chael Sonnen warns Jake Paul about calling out Michael Bisping: “There’s some guys that you play with, there’s some guys that you don’t”

Chael Sonnen is warning Jake Paul about calling out Michael Bisping.
Jake Paul has called out Michael Bisping (again) wanting him to enter into the boxing ring for a match-up. The …read more

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Sonnen: Aljamain Sterling’s Detractors Only Remember Final 2 Rounds

Former UFC fighter turned commentator Chael Sonnen doesn’t understand why some people think Petr Yan defeated Aljamain Sterling at UFC 273.

Sterling earned a split-decision win over Yan in the UFC …read more

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Chael Sonnen urges Aljamain Sterling to learn from his latest win over Petr Yan: “Do not do that kind of math again”

Chael Sonnen is urging Aljamain Sterling to learn from his latest win over Petr Yan.
It was Sterling (21-3 MMA) vs Yan (16-3 MMA) at UFC 273 last Saturday, April 9, …read more

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Chael Sonnen says Colby Covington should make demands for potential Khamzat Chimaev fight: “Colby is gonna have to put his foot down”

Chael Sonnen has shared his thoughts on a potential Colby Covington vs Khamzat Chimaev match-up. Khamzat Chimaev is coming off a victory over Gilbert Burns at this past Saturday’s UFC …read more

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Chael Sonnen advises Colby Covington to make demands for potential Khamzat Chimaev fight

Unless Colby Covington is guaranteed a title shot with a win over Khamzat Chimaev in a potential matchup, Chael Sonnen thinks he shouldn’t take the fight.
Prior to Chimaev (11-0 MMA, …read more

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Chael Sonnen says Aljamain Sterling purposefully “gave away” rounds at UFC 273 against Petr Yan: “He could have won all five”

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen has given his take on Aljamain Sterling’s victory over Petr Yan at UFC 273. Last weekend, ‘Funk Master’ and ‘No Mercy’ collided for the …read more

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Chael Sonnen says some fans don’t understand the Chimaev hype: “Make no mistake, Khamzat Chimaev is as good as advertised”

Chael Sonnen, while acknowledging some fans don’t understand the Khamzat Chimaev hype – he thinks the Swede is the real deal. It was at UFC 273 this past Saturday, April …read more

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Chael Sonnen advocates for possible Logan Paul-Paddy Pimblett UFC fight: “I’m into it!”

Chael Sonnen has given his stamp of approval for the proposed Logan Paul-Paddy Pimblett UFC fight. Over the last few years, Logan Paul has openly pondered a move into MMA. …read more

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Posted on April 9, 2022, 12:46 am By
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Ian Garry before UFC 273: Only Conor McGregor, Chael Sonnen 'talk as good as me'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ian Garry thinks it’s no coincidence that he’s fighting at another numbered event.
Garry (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) impressed in his promotional debut when he starched Jordan Williams in …read more

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Chael Sonnen agrees with Daniel Cormier that Khamzat Chimaev should try and remain a mystery: “In the short term Daniel is right”

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has agreed with Daniel Cormier that for now, Khamzat Chimaev needs to remain a mystery in the media. This Saturday night at UFC 273, Khamzat Chimaev …read more

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“I don’t subscribe to the idea he looked bad in his last fights” – Chael Sonnen believes Tony Ferguson not declining ahead of Michael Chandler bout

Chael Sonnen doesn’t seem to believe that Tony Ferguson has lost a step ahead of his fight with Michael Chandler. The former UFC interim lightweight champion is currently on a …read more

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Chael Sonnen believes Shavkat Rakhmonov could become a “media sensation” like Khamzat Chimaev with a win over Neil Magny

Chael Sonnen believes Shavkat Rakhmonov could become a ‘media sensation’ like Khamzat Chimaev with a win over Neil Magny. Khamzat Chimaev (10-0 MMA) is a Russian born welterweight fighter who …read more

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MMA Junkie Radio #3247: Bellator guests Tyrell Fortune and Bobby Seronio, Chael Sonnen news, more

Thursday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.
On Episode 3,247, the fellas bring on guests Tyrell Fortune and Bobbby Seronio, who have fights coming up …read more

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Chael Sonnen says Jake Paul badly needs Nate Diaz fight next: “His last fight didn’t meet expectations on PPV”

Chael Sonnen seems to believe that Jake Paul needs Nate Diaz more than the other way around. The YouTuber-turned-boxer has spent the last year or so calling out various UFC …read more

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Sonnen Reveals Inside Information On Jones’ HW Training

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen has discussed inside information he’s heard on the ongoing heavyweight transition of former 205-pound champion Jon Jones.

It’s been over two years since fans have witnessed …read more

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Posted on March 31, 2022, 12:16 pm By
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Chael Sonnen hits back at Joe Rogan, says Conor McGregor should be praised for Kamaru Usman callout

Chael Sonnen doesn’t agree with Joe Rogan’s recent criticism of Conor McGregor calling out Kamaru Usman. Instead, he believes the Irishman should be praised. Earlier this month, Conor McGregor announced …read more

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Prosecutors drop felony battery charge against Chael Sonnen in Las Vegas hotel incident but misdemeanor charges remain

Chael Sonnen had his felony battery charge dropped in court on Wednesday. Sonnen was facing 11 charges including 10 misdemeanor charges of battery and one felony charge of battery by …read more

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Posted on March 30, 2022, 8:16 pm By
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Sonnen Escapes Felony In Alleged Hotel Rampage

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Former UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen, who also did work at 205 pounds, is breathing a sigh of relief this week after …read more

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Chael Sonnen dismisses Paddy Pimblett – Conor McGregor comparisons: “How did this ever get going?”

Chael Sonnen is questioning how the Paddy Pimblett – Conor McGregor comparisons came about. It was Paddy Pimblett (18-3 MMA) who most recently secured a home town win in front …read more

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Chael Sonnen: Conor McGregor should be praised, not cautioned for wanting Kamaru Usman

Unlike many, Chael Sonnen thinks Conor McGregor should absolutely go after Kamaru Usman.
McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC), who is nearing a return from his nasty leg break, has received warnings …read more

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Morning Report: Daniel Cormier backs Jon Jones in Chael Sonnen feud: ‘Are we adults or children?’

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Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones don’t have a friendly history with each other, but that won’t …read more

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Posted on March 30, 2022, 12:16 pm By
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Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones not wrong for taking shots at Chael Sonnen's legal troubles

Daniel Cormier might not like what he’s seeing between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, but he’s not necessarily in disagreement.
Cormier, a former two-division UFC champion, is not surprised to see …read more

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Posted on March 29, 2022, 11:46 pm By
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Daniel Cormier says Jon Jones not in the wrong for Chael Sonnen feud: “He is right”

Daniel Cormier has offered his take on the ongoing Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen saga. ‘Bones’ and ‘The Bad Guy’ have been feuding for years. Even after their UFC 159 …read more

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Brendan Schaub has a hard time believing the latest accusations against Chael Sonnen: “Where’s the security footage?”

Brendan Schaub has weighed in on the latest accusations made against Chael Sonnen. It was back in December of 2021 when news broke that ‘The American Gangster’ had been slapped …read more

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Jones gloats about Sonnen’s case, questions why his DV arrest was covered more

Jon Jones reacts to his victory over Chael Sonnen during their UFC 159 title fight in 2013. | Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC Via Getty Images
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Posted on March 29, 2022, 10:16 am By
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Jones: ‘Biggest Critic’ Sonnen ‘Praying For Downfall Was Annoying’

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The back-and-forth between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen will seemingly never end.
New details emerged yesterday (Sun., …read more

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Posted on March 28, 2022, 11:16 pm By
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Jon Jones takes shot at ‘biggest critic’ Chael Sonnen over alleged hotel assault

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Jon Jones isn’t going to miss his opportunity to bury Chael Sonnen.
On Monday, Jones popped up on Twitter …read more

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Posted on March 28, 2022, 7:46 pm By
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Jones Slams MMA Media, Hooker, & Schaub For Chael Sonnen Hypocrisy

Jon Jones believes the MMA media and a couple of notable figures are being hypocritical in the way they are reacting to Chael Sonnen’s recent controversy.

Last year, Jon Jones was …read more

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Jon Jones calls out his critics after new details emerge in Chael Sonnen case

Jon Jones has called out his critics after new details emerged regarding Chael Sonnen’s alleged hotel brawl in Las Vegas. It was back in December of 2021 when news broke …read more

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New Details On Chael Sonnen Battery Allegations Emerge

New information has been revealed regarding Chael Sonnen’s recent alleged altercation with multiple hotel-goers in Las Vegas.

Sonnen, who has served as a UFC analyst for ESPN since his 2019 retirement, …read more

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Chael Sonnen provides update on Colby Covington: “Not good”

Chael Sonnen has kept his update on Colby Covington short and sweet. Covington was allegedly attacked by Jorge Masvidal outside a restaurant in Miami. An eyewitness claimed that Covington was …read more

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Chael Sonnen allegedly choked, struck man, left woman ‘tasting blood in her mouth’ after assault: lawsuit

Chael Sonnen | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Chael Sonnen is accused of viciously attacking a couple during an alleged incident on Dec. 18 that’s the …read more

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Posted on March 26, 2022, 9:46 pm By
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Sonnen accused of punching woman, beating up several men in ‘crazy rampage’

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Chael Sonnen allegedly attacked a couple and several other people in a hotel. Chael Sonnen is currently facing 11 counts …read more

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Chael Sonnen accused in lawsuit of attacking couple in Las Vegas 'without provocation'

A lawsuit was filed Friday which alleges former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen attacked a couple at a Las Vegas hotel in December.
Julie and Christopher Stellpflug have filed a lawsuit …read more

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