20 Facts About Chael Sonnen

1. Chael Sonnen was born in 1970s, in the middle of Generation X generation.

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2. Chael Sonnen was born in OR on a Sunday, April 3, 1977.

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3. On May 5, 2013, Chael Sonnen announced he would like to buy WWE after he retires.

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4. Chael Sonnen is married to Brittany; their wedding was in July 2013.

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5. On September 2, 2015, it was announced that Chael Sonnen signed with the World Series of Fighting to become a member of their broadcast team beginning at WSOF 23.

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6. Chael Sonnen faced Fedor Emelianenko next in the semifinals of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament on October 13, 2018 at Bellator 208.

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7. Chael Sonnen made his promotional debut in a light heavyweight match against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz on January 21, 2017 in the main event at Bellator 170.

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8. On September 15, 2016, it was reported that Chael Sonnen had signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA.

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9. On July 23, 2014, the NSAC ruled that Chael Sonnen would be suspended for 2 years from martial arts competition worldwide due to his multiple failed drugs tests.

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10. On October 22, 2013, it was announced that Chael Sonnen would be coaching The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3, against long-time rival Wanderlei Silva.

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11. Chael Sonnen originally accepted a fight with Jon Jones for the title at UFC 151, after Jones's original challenger Dan Henderson was injured, but Jones declined.

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12. Chael Sonnen was awarded the unanimous decision victory after three rounds.

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13. Chael Sonnen appeared before the CSAC on May 18, 2011, requesting the suspension be lifted.

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14. Chael Sonnen was a late replacement for Yushin Okami, who tore ligament while training.

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15. Chael Sonnen lost via a controversial submission at 4:55 of the second round.

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16. Chael Sonnen won his first six fights, before losing to Trevor Prangley.

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17. Chael Sonnen started his mixed martial arts career in 1997 at the age of 19, by defeating Ben Hailey in Vancouver, Washington.

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18. Chael Sonnen had an interest in perusing a career in professional wrestling and attended a try out for World Championship Wrestling at the WCW Power Plant in 1998.

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19. Chael Sonnen graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology.

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20. In 1996, Chael Sonnen began training in boxing, with the hope of competing in the UFC upon graduating from high school.

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