Chael Sonnen Challenges Anderson Silva, Says He’ll Leave UFC if He Loses

Fighting in the UFC for the first time since losing to Anderson Silva at UFC 117 last August, a fight where he contested Silva but later tested positive for performance-enhancers, Chael Sonnen worked Brian Stann before submitting him with an arm triangle choke in the second round. Sonnen’s work in the octagon was impressive, but it was his post-fight interview that provided the most entertainment.

Asked by Joe Rogan how happy he was with his performance, Sonnen turned his attention to Anderson Silva, who was in the audience.

“Anderson Silva, you absolutely suck!” Sonnen declared. “Super Bowl weekend, the biggest rematch in the history of the business.

“I’m calling you out Silva,” he said “but we’re upping the stakes.

“I beat you, you leave the division. You beat me, I will leave the UFC forever.”

Nobody actually believes that Sonnen will leave the UFC if he loses. The man will say just about anything in the name of publicity. But that doesn’t make his post-fight speech any less entertaining.

There are very few fighters who pose a challenge to Anderson Silva, and Chael Sonnen is one of them. It’s a fight fans want to see again, and the urgency for a rematch has been expedited after Sonnen’s call out.

He may be brash, quirky, and a cheat, but he has a style that makes Silva uncomfortable. I’m ready for a rematch, as I’m sure you are.

Chael Sonnen Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering, Fined, Put on Probation

Many MMA fans will undoubtedly be satisfied upon learning the news that good old Chael Sonnen pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering. Sonnen, who battled Anderson Silva for five rounds before losing by submission late and then later tested positive for using performance enhancers, has more embarrassment to endure. In addition to the current suspension he’s serving from fighting, Sonnen also has been fined and placed on probation for his plea.

Sonnen was actually running for the Oregon House of Representatives but dropped out because of a legal issue, and now we know all about it. Sonnen, who doubles as a makeshift real estate agent when he’s not pissing fans and fighters off, arranged a sale where buyers would be funneled $65,000 from the title company under the guise of plumbing problems.

So in addition to being unable to cover up a urine trail, we now know that Sonnen is incapable of covering up a paper trail. Suspended and on probation seems to be the perfect combination for the kid.

Bacne Pictures Suggest Chael Sonnen Was Using Steroids

We learned Sunday that MMA fighter and loudmouth Chael Sonnen tested positive for PEDs following his UFC 117 bout with Anderson Silva. Although we haven’t heard Sonnen’s side of the story, the evidence against him is mounting.

On top of the positive test, MMA Junkie via Bloody Elbow dug up pictures from Sonnen’s past three fight weigh-ins. The pictures seem to show a development of skin lesions on Sonnen’s back. Bacne of course can form in many different ways, but it is a notorious side effect from steroids use.

Here are the Chael Sonnen bacne pictures for you to judge, and remember they were taken from October 2009, February 2010, and then six months later in August 2010 (in order from left-to-right). Click on the pics to enlarge and take a closer look.

Chael Sonnen Tested Positive for PEDs After UFC 117 Fight with Anderson Silva

When it comes to big mouths in sports, it doesn’t get much bigger than Chael Sonnen. I’m guessing you’re thinking T.O. and Chad would take the cake, but Sonnen has those guys whipped, it’s just that you probably don’t follow MMA to realize it.

Sonnen recently called out fighters Georges St. Pierre and Brock Lesnar despite being in a much lower weight class. He was talking all kinds of crap about Anderson Silva (widely considered to be one of the top two pound-for-pound fighters in the world) prior to their bout. And despite losing to Silva, Sonnen’s been talking up a big game as if he won the thing!

Much like Jay Mariotti’s arrest, their probably wasn’t any item of news more satisfying for members of the MMA community than the Sherdog report that Sonnen tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs following his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 117. This seems to be retribution for disrespecting his opponents with all his talking.

Sonnen is the second fighter who looked impressive in a loss to a high-profile opponent and was later linked to PEDs. What gets me is that there is little outrage within the fighting community over such news.

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