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Chael Sonnen Answers Rumors On a Potential Appeal, Retirement and Future in the WWE

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Prior to UFC 148, Chael Sonnen was known as ‘The American Gangsta’ but following his loss to champion Anderson Silva they may have to change his name to the rumor killer.

Following a 2nd round TKO defeat at the hands of Silva, rumors began circulating almost immediately concerning Sonnen with tales of everything from his pending retirement to a new career blooming as a professional wrestler destined for the WWE.

After the UFC on Fuel TV 4 weigh-ins were finished on Tuesday, Sonnen sat down to answer to some of those rumors, and needless to say most were shot down like a clay pigeon at a firing range.

First up was the question about the knee strike that Silva landed on Sonnen in the 2nd round that served as the harbinger for the end of the fight.


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Damn you Sonnen, you go off and be real and i start to like you. WTF?

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Sonnen is funny when he's doing his thing and likeable when he isn't. I still think there are some great fights out there for him. Sonnen, Munoz, Bisping rematch, Wandy and Belfort are all fights I could get pumped for.

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Posted by prophecy033

Damn you Sonnen, you go off and be real and i start to like you. WTF?



Mostly this. Mostly. I dunno about 'like', but got a bit more respect for the guy.

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Posted by Budgellism

Sonnen is funny when he's doing his thing and likeable when he isn't. I still think there are some great fights out there for him. Sonnen, Munoz, Bisping rematch, Wandy and Belfort are all fights I could get pumped for.

There are still a few fights that would be interesting and I'd pick him against just about all of them

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Posted by prophecy033


Posted by Budgellism

Sonnen is funny when he's doing his thing and likeable when he isn't. I still think there are some great fights out there for him. Sonnen, Munoz, Bisping rematch, Wandy and Belfort are all fights I could get pumped for.

There are still a few fights that would be interesting and I'd pick him against just about all of them



Sonnen Munoz in a 5 rounder would seem a good fight

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As ive said on here before sonnen vs overeem would be an appealing fight imo

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Posted by meier

As ive said on here before sonnen vs overeem would be an appealing fight imo

How would that work? Overeem can't make 205 and Sonnen isn't fighting at Heavyweight

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Sonnen once said he's a man of his word, Doesn't that mean he has to leave the UFC now seen as he lost the bet on the rematch with Silva?
... Probably not, but hey, a career in the WWE would be a good move for him. He'd get to drum up a wrestling match with all the BS he can think of without embarrassing himself or letting down the fans who buy into his words. Plus he wouldn't be going to hospital after the show.

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Posted by prophecy033


Posted by meier

As ive said on here before sonnen vs overeem would be an appealing fight imo

How would that work? Overeem can't make 205 and Sonnen isn't fighting at Heavyweight



I heard Dana's keen on a 16 man one night open weight tourney. Hence why Royce Gracie wants to return. The known participants so far are Overeem, Royce and Steven Seagal. Maybe they can sign Chael up too.

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Posted by prophecy033


Posted by meier

As ive said on here before sonnen vs overeem would be an appealing fight imo

How would that work? Overeem can't make 205 and Sonnen isn't fighting at Heavyweight



I heard Dana's keen on a 16 man one night open weight tourney. Hence why Royce Gracie wants to return. The known participants so far are Overeem, Royce and Steven Seagal. Maybe they can sign Chael up too.



Would Seagal be representing the super HW division?

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Posted by LightsOUT23

Sonnen once said he's a man of his word, Doesn't that mean he has to leave the UFC now seen as he lost the bet on the rematch with Silva?



He's said when Silva didn't accept the offer he took it off the table.

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Posted by prophecy033


Posted by meier

As ive said on here before sonnen vs overeem would be an appealing fight imo

How would that work? Overeem can't make 205 and Sonnen isn't fighting at Heavyweight

sonnen cuts prob around 30lbs. so they could do it i know sonnen maybe would

Post #13   7/11/12 11:40:26AM