Sonnen announces retirement


Just yesterday it was revealed that Chael Sonnen had tested positive for banned substances in Nevada. Today, in light of that situation, Sonnen announced his retirement on tonight's edition of UFC Tonight:

“I want to take an opportunity to officially announcement my retirement from competitive mixed martial arts. I had a great time. I want to thank Roy Pittman. I want to thank Dave Sandal. I want to thank my coach Clayton Hires. These guys taught me how fight, they taught me how to persevere and they stood by me through thick and thin.

“I want to thank FOX, I want to thank the leadership of the UFC. I want to thank a man named Bill Brady, who gave me a second wind if you will. He’s a member of the Nevada State Athletic Commission and he believed in me at a time when I really needed somebody too, and I owe the second wind of my career to him. I am proud to call him a friend. I also want to thank the most important opponent I’ve ever had. I couldn’t have got here without this dance partner, and that is of course you, Anderson Silva. Thank you for the opportunity. Thank you for the memories, thank you for the invitation to the barbeque, even though I didn’t take you up on it. “


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Mojo514 site profile image  

6/13/14 2:38 PM by Mojo514

WAT??? if this is foreal then i lost a lot of respect for him, after all that talk about steroids n PEDs n TRT n all that shit n now he's gonna retire cause he cant use TRT or any other banned substance? n after all that Shit he talked about other guys, wow

VinegarStrokes site profile image  

6/12/14 3:46 PM by VinegarStrokes

Can't say I am at all surprised. He is probably the best ever at hyping his fights in MMA. His personality will defnitely be missed. I wish him the best. I just wish it was under better circumstances.

rkm456 site profile image  

6/12/14 3:14 PM by rkm456

I think you need to re-read your post on the previous page about Sonnen before criticizing people for how they treat Bones. You're also choosing to ignore that Sonnen was often piled on being called a cheater, etc. just like everyone else you named.

The Swede site profile image  

6/12/14 3:03 PM by The Swede

ExactlyLike when he says he was taking the 2 most popular post steroid cycle drugs on earth, just because he wanted to get his wife pregnant.

RattleCaT site profile image  

6/12/14 2:56 PM by RattleCaT

Yes sir

SMOKING MANHOLE site profile image  

6/12/14 2:37 PM by SMOKING MANHOLE

Fuck reading all of that

MayorPirkle site profile image  

6/12/14 1:19 PM by MayorPirkle

Judging from the grammar quality in his post, nobody ever taught him anything.

ReeferMadness site profile image  

6/12/14 1:07 PM by ReeferMadness

Chael was always entertaining. He will be missed.Whether or not people like him or not you have to respect how he would take on anyone at any time.He definitely has some brass ones.

BigTedBear site profile image  

6/12/14 1:03 PM by BigTedBear

Really hope they keep Chael around would love to see him as a commentator. Let's be honest he was a great self promoter but the sport will miss him.Thanks Chael.

Outlaw'd by Lytle site profile image  

6/12/14 12:51 PM by Outlaw'd by Lytle

Good decision, glad he listened to my advice.