Chael Sonnen to join Laila Ali, Ricky Williams on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

BY Jonathan Bradley • January 28, 2016

Chael Sonnen may be done fighting inside the Octagon, but it looks like he'll be duking it out with a few other former athletes on the upcoming season of "The Celebrity Apprentice."

The former UFC middleweight contender will join all-time great boxing champion Laila Ali and former NFL All-Pro Ricky Williams in the cast while UFC fan Arnold Schwarzenegger will preside over the boardroom as host for the reality TV show's eighth season of the show.

Sonnen, one of the greatest verbal assassins the UFC has ever seen, is a licensed realtor in his home state of Oregon, has opened a pizza shop in 2012 and is the founder of MMA t-shirt retail website He fought 16 times in the Octagon over a nine-year span, including two three title shots.

Actress Brooke Burke-Charvet, former NFL running back Eric Dickerson, WNBA great/Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie and "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will compete alongside Sonnen, Ali and Williams to win money for a charitable organization of their choice.  

The premiere date has yet to be announced.