ESPN Hires "The UFC's Skip Bayless" As MMA Analyst

Disgraced former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen—who has retired and is banned from fighting by the Nevada Athletic Commission until mid-2016 because of two failed drug tests (which also cost him his job as a UFC broadcaster for Fox Sports)—is joining ESPN as an MMA analyst, the AP reported Tuesday. ESPN says he will debut… » 11/11/14 8:44pm 11/11/14 8:44pm

How The UFC's Biggest Show Of The Year Turned Into A Fiasco

If you follow mixed martial arts long enough, even at a casual level, and if you are capable of feeling shame or outrage, the sport will eventually embarrass you. For those of us who follow the sport intently, especially those of us who deeply love it, this is a regular, sometimes daily, occurrence. Awful,… » 7/03/14 1:47pm 7/03/14 1:47pm

Chael Sonnen Gave An Olympian Money So He Could Go Train In Russia

One of the annoying things about Fox Sports pundit/middling professional fighter Chael Sonnen's troll routine is that if you talk to fight people, they'll swear that in real life he's actually a pretty good guy. Occasionally he'll even drop the pro wrestling heel bit in public and come off as unusually thoughtful,… » 1/17/14 9:57am 1/17/14 9:57am

Chael Sonnen Now Making Domestic Violence Jokes About Rihanna [UPDATE]

As has been exhaustively documented here, much to the displeasure of his core fanbase of men's rights activists, truthers, and racists, Fox Sports 1 pundit/middling professional fighter Chael Sonnen is a shitbag, or at least someone willing to play one on television for money, which amounts to the same thing. The… » 9/17/13 11:30am 9/17/13 11:30am

Fox Sports Pundit To Fan: “Speak English, I Don't Speak Ghetto”

As previously noted here, Fox Sports pundit/middling professional fighter Chael Sonnen is an asshole who does all sorts of things that one has a hard time imagining, say, fellow Fox Sports pundits Terry Bradshaw or Tim McCarver getting away with. There even seems to be a pattern to these things! Here he is calling a… » 7/11/13 11:50am 7/11/13 11:50am

Chael Sonnen, The UFC's Skip Bayless, Race-Baits His Way To The Top

Chael Sonnen is a well-known asshole, less a person than the remnant of a figure crossed out of a bad novel's first draft for being too obviously representative. At 36, he's a convicted money launderer, state-chastised steroid user, failed Republican candidate for the Oregon House of Representatives, and… » 4/18/13 8:00pm 4/18/13 8:00pm

WWE Reenacted Chael Sonnen's Failed Spinning Backfist

On Saturday at UFC 14, Chael Sonnen attempted a spinning backfist that was ducked by Anderson Silva. Sonnen tripped, took a knee to the grill, and the fat lady started singing. Two days later on WWE Raw, CM Punk paid a bit of tribute to one of the more theatrical MMA endings in recent memory: he missed his own… » 7/11/12 5:00pm 7/11/12 5:00pm

Chael Sonnen Continues To Confuse MMA With WWE

Here's Chael Sonnen after his middleweight fight tonight in Chicago during the UFC on Fox event, one in which Sonnen won a unanimous decision over Michael Bisping. It looks like Sonnen is cutting a pro wrestling promo, which I'm sure plenty of MMA fans think is just great—but personally, I'd rather see fighters speak… » 1/28/12 9:34pm 1/28/12 9:34pm