Chael Sonnen

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"UFC Tonight" Co-host & Active Fighter

Chael Sonnen is currently an active UFC fighter and co-host of "UFC Tonight," the official news and information show of the UFC. Prior to joining "UFC Tonight," Sonnen has been in the MMA spotlight both in and out of the Octagon. The self-described "People's Champ" has fought for the title in both the UFC middleweight and light heavyweight divisions. He was also a coach on the reality TV show "The Ultimate Fighter". Sonnen is from Oregon and was an NCAA Division I All-American wrestler at the University of Oregon.


LATEST FROM Chael Sonnen

  • A poem to my fans
    August 18, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT
    The American Gangster's final UFC Fight Night poem is dedicated to the people that got him to TD Garden: his fans.
  • Wandy: A performance enhanced thug
    August 16, 2013, 8:26 PM EDT
    In today's Sonnet Sonnet, Chael wants to test Wanderlei Silva for PEDs and in the Octagon, but only after flattening Mauricio "Neanderthal" Rua.
  • Wandy are you handy for a whoopin'?
    August 15, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT
    In the latest Sonnen Sonnet, Chael continues to look past Shogun in a tireless campaign to land a scrap against Wanderlei Silva.
  • Prepare for mischief, Shogun
    August 14, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT
    In today's pugilistic poem, Chael P. Sonnen goes after Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and virtually every other Brazilian MMA luminary: Wanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida... and Madonna?
  • Chael Sonnen has poetic message
    August 13, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT
    Ah...the pleasant feeling of getting a threat to have your head pounded in through poetry. There is also a message in here to Dana White. Sonnen is sorry about your Ferrari.
  • Sonnen questions Shogun's patriotism
    August 12, 2013, 6:57 PM EDT
    Sonnen holds nothing back when calling out the man from Brazil.
  • Six more days 'til UFC Fight Night
    August 11, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT
    Chael Sonnen kicks off fight week with a series of verbal jabs at Shogun.
  • Chael Sonnen is Shakespearean
    August 10, 2013, 10:11 PM EDT
    Chael P. Sonnen's latest UFC Fight Night countdown poem pays homage to the the O.G. wordsmith himself: the one, the only William Shakespeare.
  • One week to go, a poem
    August 09, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT

    In today's poem, Chael Sonnen encourages Shogun to buy his book and discusses his anger management issues in the same stanza.

  • Don't let Wanderlei down, a poem
    August 08, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT
    In today's poem, Chael Sonnen addresses his concerns about the pressure Wanderlei Silva is putting on Shogun to win at UFC Fight Night. Makes sense right?
  • Who is Chael P Sonnen?
    August 07, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

    How do you define the American Gangster? Who is Chael P. Sonnen? The questions are indeed vast, but the answer is simple, and it's in today's poem.

  • A lesson to all the youth
    August 06, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT

    Do you know who Chael Sonnen is talking about in today's poem? Whoever it is, it doesn't sound like he's on the American Gangster's good side.

  • A one way ticket to Octagon hell
    August 05, 2013, 8:18 PM EDT
    The latest poem from Mr. Sonnen is a little diddy about foretelling the fate of Shogun through a simple math problem.
  • Haters Gonna Hate, by Chael Sonnen
    August 03, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT

    MMA fighters constantly ask, "How can I be more like Chael?" Well today is their lucky day: Sonnen newest sonnet offers some secrets to his success.

  • A poem to Wanderlei Silva and Shogun
    August 01, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT
    Today's poem is back to good 'ol pugilism, as Chael P. Sonnen calls out not one, but two fighters - Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Wanderlei Silva - and throws in an obscure Krazy Horse reference for good measure.
  • A poem for Shogun, by Chael Sonnen
    July 30, 2013, 9:06 PM EDT
    The American Gangster will be penning poetry about his UFC Fight Night opponent, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, each day leading up to Aug. 17. Without further ado, we present Sonnen's first sonnet.