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 of new titleholders at the promotion’s first numbered …

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 of new titleholders at the promotion’s first numbered card of the year last weekend, reigning featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski will be hoping to repeat that…

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Chael Sonnen calls Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou the ‘dumbest idea in sports history’

Tyson FuryHeavyweight boxing icon Tyson Fury presented Francis Ngannou with a challenge that Chael Sonnen believes is perhaps the “dumbest idea in sports history.” Francis Ngannou recently walked away from the UFC, leaving behind his heavyweight title and a contract that would have made him the highest-paid heavyweight in the promotion’s 30-year history. Eager to test […]

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Heavyweight boxing icon Tyson Fury presented Francis Ngannou with a challenge that Chael Sonnen believes is perhaps the “dumbest idea in sports history.”

Francis Ngannou recently walked away from the UFC, leaving behind his heavyweight title and a contract that would have made him the highest-paid heavyweight in the promotion’s 30-year history. Eager to test his mettle in the world of boxing, ‘The Predator’ has been long-rumored for a bout with heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury. ‘The Gypsy King’ added fuel to the fire by challenging Ngannou but not to any old boxing match.

“Francis Ngannou, I know you’re out of contract with the UFC,” Fury told SecondsOut Boxing on Saturday. “You want to earn some big boy money? Come and see ‘The Gypsy King’ and let’s do a big, big fight for the baddest MF on the planet. Let’s kick it up, spicy, in a cage, four-ounce gloves, under Queensberry, and let’s have a badass referee like ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson. Oh, did I just sell that to the world?’”

Chael Sonnen Left Dumbfounded by Tyson Fury’s Confusing Challenge

Lending his thoughts on Tyson Fury’s callout and subsequent challenge, Chael Sonnen was left dumbfounded. The former three-time UFC title challenger addressed Fury’s callout of ‘The Predator’ during a recent episode of his Beyond The Fight series on YouTube.

“I see Tyson Fury come out over the weekend and finally clear up first what we’re going to do first with Francis,” Sonnen said. “They’ve always said they’re going to make up a sport. These two were going to do a game, but they were going to do something combat related. For reasons unknown, they weren’t going to box. Francis offered to box, and for reasons unknown, Tyson did not accept that invitation, and they were going to make up rules.

“Tyson finally laid out for us what they are. They were going to fight in a cage. I have no idea why. They’re going to fight in a cage. OK, fine. They’re going to wear four-once gloves. I have no idea why, but OK, fine. They are then going to follow boxing rules, the rules of Queensbury. …

“I put this out there because of how disappointing it is to see these boxers as beggers. Guys that are hot to fight to go out there and get it on your own, that have physical capabilities that other men can only dream of. But they don’t know how to go out there and get it on their own. They just don’t know how. I bring it to you because to watch Tyson Fury beg, it was surprising. I don’t want to call it disappointing. It was really close to calling it that, but I don’t want to call it that. So Tyson comes to us with perhaps the dumbest idea in sports history, perhaps. He knows it is.”

What did you think of Tyson Fury’s unique callout of Francis Ngannou?

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 135lber in the UFC. He attained that dist…

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 135lber in the UFC. He attained that distinction by unseating former champion Petr Yan from the spot at UFC 280 this past October. After a…

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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 formats and traditions, from PFL’s…

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 formats and traditions, from PFL’s unique season and playoff structure to the UFC’s more conventional rankings systems. But one setup that has featured across a…

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Aleksandar Raki?: Chael Sonnen Was Right About Vince McMahon

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, UFC light heavyweight Aleksandar Raki? has cited the words of ‘Uncle Chael Sonnen’ in response to Vince McMahon’s WWE return. Last July, McMahon’s lengthy tenure as the leading man in pro…

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, UFC light heavyweight Aleksandar Raki? has cited the words of ‘Uncle Chael Sonnen’ in response to Vince McMahon’s WWE return. Last July, McMahon’s lengthy tenure as the leading man in professional wrestling came to an end amidst a host of allegations. The 77-year-old gave up the immense power…

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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 the end of last year, there appeared to be two leading options for the arrival of Jones in t…

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 the end of last year, there appeared to be two leading options for the arrival of Jones in the UFC’s heaviest weight class. Having vacated…

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