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Ian Garry

Ian Garry slams Chael Sonnen following UFC 296 withdrawal: "Talking out of his ass"

Josh Evanoff - December 15, 2023

UFC welterweight contender Ian Garry has given an update, as well as taken a shot at Chael Sonnen. ‘The Future’ was slated to face Vicente Luque this Saturday night at UFC 296. The bout would’ve been the first for the Irishman since an August victory over Neil Magny. Sadly for Ian Garry, his fight with the Brazilian is now off due to suffering a bout of illness.

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Ian Garry

Chael Sonnen slams Ian Machado Garry over his UFC 296 withdrawal

Susan Cox - December 15, 2023

Chael Sonnen is slamming Ian Machado Garry over his UFC 296 withdrawal. It was to be the undefeated Garry (13-0 MMA) versus Vicente Luque (22-9 MMA) in a welterweight bout this Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Garry withdrew earlier this week citing a bout with pneumonia.

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Chael Sonnen weighs in on Belal Muhammad’s late call-up for backup role at UFC 296: “For sure, it means something more”

Harry Kettle - December 13, 2023

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has given his thoughts on Belal Muhammad’s late call-up to be the back-up fighter for the UFC 296 main event. This weekend, Leon Edwards will defend his UFC welterweight championship against Colby Covington. The two will collide in the main event of UFC 296 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Chael Sonnen

WATCH | Anderson Silva watches Chael Sonnen get portrait tattoo after losing bet

Josh Evanoff - November 16, 2023

Fans now know why Chael Sonnen has a tattoo of UFC legend Anderson Silva. ‘The American Gangster’ and ‘The Spider’ famously had one of the most heated rivalries in MMA history. First facing off at UFC 117 in 2010, Chael Sonnen dominated most of the bout. However, in round five, Anderson Silva locked up a stunning triangle choke to score a submission win and retain the gold.

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Tony Ferguson

Chael Sonnen and Rafael dos Anjos express concern over David Goggins training Tony Ferguson ahead of UFC 296

Susan Cox - November 13, 2023

Chael Sonnen and Rafael dos Anjos are expressing concern over David Goggins training Tony Ferguson ahead of UFC 296. UFC 296 will take place on Saturday, December 16th at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

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Chael Sonnen shares his side of Ariel Helwani fiasco: "His opening line to me was a lie"

Zain Bando - November 8, 2023

Chael Sonnen has responded to Ariel Helwani after the pair argued over the Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou pay-per-view numbers. For context, Sonnen, the former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger came on a recent episode of “The MMA Hour” to discuss Ngannou’s near-victory against the WBC heavyweight champion, plus whether or not Ngannou was the rightful winner in the entire saga.

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Chael Sonnen suggests Alex Pereira will become Fighter of the Year with victory over Jiri Prochazka at UFC 295

Harry Kettle - November 8, 2023

Chael Sonnen has explained why he believes Alex Pereira could become Fighter of the Year with a victory at UFC 295. This Saturday night, Alex Pereira returns to action in a blockbuster encounter with Jiri Prochazka. The two will fight for the UFC light heavyweight championship, with Pereira attempting to become the latest two-division UFC champion.

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Jorge Masvidal

Chael Sonnen unloads on Jorge Masvidal after 'Gamebred' threatens him: "Go see a therapist"

Cole Shelton - November 7, 2023

Chael Sonnen has continued to take aim at Jorge Masvidal. On Monday, Sonnen blasted ‘Gamebred’ on social media over the Colby Covington incident as Masvidal threatened to knock the rest of Covington’s teeth out. Of course, Sonnen and Covington are friends, so after ‘The American Gangster’ ripped ‘Gamebred’, Masvidal took to social media to tell him to say it to his face.

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Islam Makhachev

Chael Sonnen details the “huge mistake” Justin Gaethje is making in his pursuit for a lightweight title shot

Susan Cox - October 31, 2023

Chael Sonnen is detailing the ‘huge mistake’ Justin Gaethje is making in his pursuit for a lightweight title shot. Islam Makhachev (25-1 MMA) is the current UFC lightweight champion.

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Chael Sonnen explains how Francis Ngannou still “fumbled the bag” by not accepting a fight with Jon Jones

Harry Kettle - October 31, 2023

Chael Sonnen believes Francis Ngannou still somewhat “fumbled the bag” despite his fight against Tyson Fury. Last weekend, Francis Ngannou battled Tyson Fury in a boxing superfight. While Fury got the split decision win, Ngannou was able to drop ‘The Gypsy King’ in the third round. In addition to that, many fans felt as if Ngannou actually did enough to get his hand raised in victory.

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Chael Sonnen explains why he was heartbroken over the Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou result: “To find out that boxing is fake”

Harry Kettle - October 30, 2023

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has explained why he was ‘heartbroken’ over the result of Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou. Last weekend in Saudi Arabia, Francis Ngannou shocked the world. While he didn’t get his hand raised at the conclusion of his battle with Tyson Fury, he was able to put in a performance that few could’ve fathomed. He took Fury to the limit and even dropped him, only losing via controversial split decision.

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Chael Sonnen expects Jon Jones to have a "very hard recovery" after they "took all his needles"

Cole Shelton - October 25, 2023

Chael Sonnen believes Jon Jones will be out for more than eight months. Jones was set to defend his heavyweight title for the first time against Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 295 on Nov. 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was a highly-anticipated fight, but on Tuesday night, it was revealed by UFC CEO Dana White that Jones tore his pec and would be out for eight months.

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Chael Sonnen talks Michael Chandler’s desire toward Conor McGregor fight: “Doesn’t look desperate”

Zain Bando - October 5, 2023

Chael Sonnen let his opinions be known about the latest news regarding a potential bout between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler. Though the fight has not been made official, Sonnen, a former UFC middleweight title challenger, said Chandler is taking the right approach despite it almost a year since UFC CEO Dana White initially announced the bout.

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Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen names the opponent he would “love” to see Aljamain Sterling fight in his featherweight debut

Susan Cox - October 3, 2023

Chael Sonnen is naming the opponent he would ‘love’ to see Aljamain Sterling fight in his featherweight debut. UFC 292 saw Aljamain Sterling (23-4 MMA) unseated from his UFC title when Sean O’Malley (17-1 MMA) TKO’d him at 0:51 of round 2 on August 19th in Boston. ‘Suga’, at 28, became the new UFC bantamweight champion.

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Chael Sonnen confused by Mark Hunt's UFC 200 lawsuit against Brock Lesnar: "Take one look at him!"

Josh Evanoff - September 29, 2023

Chael Sonnen believes Mark Hunt might’ve had ulterior motives when suing the UFC and Brock Lesnar. Earlier this week, ‘The Super Somoan’ was handed the final loss in his court battle with the UFC. Seven years ago at UFC 200, the saga got rolling as Brock Lesnar handed Mark Hunt a loss. However, as many, including Chael Sonnen, noted in a new YouTube video, the WWE star was handed a USADA waiver to fight that night.

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Dricus du Plessis

Chael Sonnen explains why the UFC won’t want to give Dricus Du Plessis the next middleweight title shot: “That isn't how it works”

Josh Evanoff - September 28, 2023

Chael Sonnen has explained why UFC middleweight contender Dricus du Plessis won’t fight for gold next. ‘Stillknocks’ has been out of action since his title-eliminator matchup with Robert Whittaker at UFC 290 in July. There, Dricus du Plessis earned the biggest win of his career, scoring a second-round knockout win over ‘The Reaper’. Following the fight, he went face-to-face with Israel Adesanya for a highly controversial face-off.

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Dricus du Plessis

Chael Sonnen believes Dricus du Plessis will be forgotten after UFC 293: "Chimaev vs. Paulo Costa just became a number one contender's match"

Josh Evanoff - September 11, 2023

Chael Sonnen believes UFC middleweight Dricus du Plessis could be forgotten after this weekend. In the main event of UFC 293 on Saturday, Israel Adesanya returned to face Sean Strickland. While he was first expected to face Dricus du Plessis, ‘Stillknocks’ was still recovering from his win over Robert Whittaker in July. As a result, ‘Tarzan’ stepped up, and pulled off one of the biggest upsets ever.

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Merab Dvalishvili

Chael Sonnen thinks Merab Dvalishvili could be risking his career by waiting for UFC title shot

Fernando Quiles - August 28, 2023

Chael Sonnen isn’t so sure that Merab Dvalishvili is playing his cards right. Dvalishvili recently witnessed his training partner and close friend Aljamain Sterling lose the UFC Bantamweight Championship to Sean O’Malley at UFC 292. After the fight, Merab told “The Schmo” that he plans to wait for a title shot because he doesn’t feel he has anything left to prove since he’s on a nine-fight winning streak. He took things a step further during an interview with MMAJunkie, saying he’d be willing to wait longer than one year for a title opportunity.