Chael Sonnen's Blogs

  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Evans vs. Davis
    Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis; Chael Sonnen vs. Michael Bisping; Demian Maia vs. Chris Weidman. From Chicago.

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    No Weight Classes Some of the biggest size discrepancies in MMA history.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Rory MacDonald vs. Mike Pyle; Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim; Brendan Schaub vs Mirko Cro Cop; Rashad Evans vs Tito Ortiz.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Evans vs. Davis
    Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis; Chael Sonnen vs. Michael Bisping; Demian Maia vs. Chris Weidman. From Chicago.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 168: Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Breaking Ground
    Ronda Rousey The rise of the first female champion in UFC history.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Breaking Ground
    Ronda Rousey The rise of the first female champion in UFC history.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 168: Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 170: Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 170 on Saturday, February 22.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Chills and Thrills Richie's win has the Aussies on a roll; 4-time Judo Olympian Dan Kelly faces Canadian striker Sheldon Westcott.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 168: Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Breaking Ground
    Ronda Rousey The rise of the first female champion in UFC history.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Evans vs. Davis
    Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis; Chael Sonnen vs. Michael Bisping; Demian Maia vs. Chris Weidman. From Chicago.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    No Weight Classes Some of the biggest size discrepancies in MMA history.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Breaking Ground
    Ronda Rousey The rise of the first female champion in UFC history.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Andy Ogle vs. Charles Oliveira; Nico Musoke vs. Viscardi Andrade; Takenori Sato vs. Erick Silva; Francis Carmont vs. Jacare Souza; Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi. From Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Josh Thomson/Sara McMann/ Gracies/Conor McGregor

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    9:00 p.m. ET NBC Sports Network: World Series of Fighting 8
    Lewis Gonzalez vs. Justin Gaethje; Anthony Johnson vs. Mike Kyle; Jessica Aguilar vs. Alida Gray. From Hollywood, Fla.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    11:00 p.m. ET NBC Sports Network: Unstoppable: Best of World Series of Fighting
    Todd Harris and Bas Rutten look back at the inaugural year of WSOF including highlights of the best fights from WSOF 1 through WSOF 7.

    12:00 a.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage

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  • Top 5 Stories of the Week By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Wanderlei Silva must wait until May 24 to get his hands on Chael Sonnen. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    The UFC 173 bill is now without a co-main event, as Ultimate Fighting Championship officials on Feb. 13 announced that Chael Sonnen’s light heavyweight clash with Wanderlei Silva has been pushed back by a week and will now headline a May 31 show in Brazil. City and venue details for the event are expected to be announced shortly. No reason was given for the change.

    UFC 173 takes place on May 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a middleweight title showdown pitting reigning champion Chris Weidman against ex-light heavyweight ruler Vitor Belfort.

    Sonnen and Silva are currently serving as coaches on the third season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil,” and they reportedly squared off in an unsanctioned physical altercation outside the cage during taping. Sonnen, 36, last competed on Nov. 16, when he suffered a first-round technical knockout loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 167. Silva, meanwhile, has not competed since March, when he knocked out Brian Stann in a “Fight of the Year” nominee at UFC on Fuel TV 8.

    The stories of interest on Sherdog.com this week:

    MOVING DAY


    PERFORMING ARTS


    RAISING TRIUMPH FROM TRAGEDY


    NO DEAL


    BACK BURNER


    Reader comments are active following the jump.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 79: Georges St. Pierre vs Matt Hughes; Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva..

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Gustafsson Alexander Gustafsson provides a tour of his Stockholm family home; the Mauler goes On the Brink as he takes on UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 165.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against his biggest rival, Chael Sonnen; Cung Le vs. Rich Franklin, Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado, and Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson.

    12:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Wild Thing With a 10-0 record, Tyler Manawaroa has become the house pest and gets under the skin of his next opponent.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

    4:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

    5:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Lyoto Machida vs Quinton Jackson; Joe Stevenson vs. Mac Danzig; Takanori Gomi vs. Clay Guida.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Gustafsson Alexander Gustafsson provides a tour of his Stockholm family home; the Mauler goes On the Brink as he takes on UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 165.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Lyoto Machida vs. Quinton Jackson; Joe Stevenson vs. Mac Danzig; Takanori Gomi vs. Clay Guida.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber - Prelims
    Kevin Lee vs. Al Iaquinta; Tom Watson vs. Nick Catone; Danny Martinez vs. Chris Cariaso; Alan Patrick vs. John Makdessi. From Newark, N.J.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC


    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 2: Knockouts 70-41

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 3: Knockouts 40-11

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 4: Top 10 Greatest Knockouts

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    12:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva

    5:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: The Bible Thumper

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    Luke Rockhold vs. Costas Philippou

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II Anderson Silva defends his UFC Middleweight Championship against Chael Sonnen.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night Episode 21
    Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard Nate Quarry vs. Tim Credeur; Roger Huerta vs. Gray Maynard.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 Moments of 2013

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    Luke Rockhold vs. Costas Philippou

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night Prelims: Rockhold vs. Philippou
    Louis Smolka vs. Alptekin Ozkilic; Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith; Elias Silverio vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg; Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem. From Atlanta.

    5:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Preliminary Fights
    Louis Smolka vs. Alptekin Ozkilic; Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith; Elias Silverio vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg; Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem. From Atlanta.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Sam Sicilia vs. Cole Miller; Dustin Ortiz vs. John Moraga; Derek Brunson vs. Yoel Romero; Mike Easton vs. T.J. Dillashaw; Brad Tavares vs. Lorenz Larkin; Luke Rockhold vs. Costas Philippou. From Atlanta.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Strangers in a Strange Land

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Post-Fight Show
    Luke Rockhold vs. Costas Philippou

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 155: Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez 2

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of UFC 2013


    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of UFC 2013


    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 148: Anderson Silva defends his UFC Middleweight Championship against Chael Sonnen.

    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    3:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Chael vs. Brandon Vera From Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of UFC 2013


    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Roy Nelson vs. Junior dos Santos; Melvin Guillard vs. Waylon Lowe; Rick Story vs. Brian Foster.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    The Brazilian Top Team The best of the greatest submission team in Pride.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 158: Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    The Brazilian Top Team The best of the greatest submission team in Pride.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Ultimate Fighter Nations Preview

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Alves vs. Kampmann
    Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann; Mackens Semerzier vs. Daniel Pineda. From Sydney, Australia.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of UFC 2013


    2:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    2:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Ultimate Fighter Nations Preview

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera From Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen

    8:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 323 Rice and Rutten preview UFC Fight Night 35; a look back at Strikeforce MMA.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS: AXS TV Fights
    Best of 2013, Part 2 Hosted by Michael Schiavello.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Part 4: Top 10 Greatest Knockouts

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos defends his title for the first time against Frank Mir; Joe Lauzon and Jamie Varner; Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard, and Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC
    Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 Moments of 2013

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Mauricio Rua vs. Chael Sonnen

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 165: Jon Jones faces Alexander Gustafsson.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Best of 2013

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