It is no secret that the Nevada Athletic Commission’s suspension of Chael Sonnen expires in July 2016.
Sonnen was once one of the biggest stars in all of mixed martial arts. He announced his retirement in 2014 amid two failed drug tests and has since insisted that his gloves are hung up for good, even as his manager Mike Roberts has maintained that’s not entirely true, and that Sonnen would return to MMA if the right opportunity presented itself.
On Monday, the world got the closest indication yet that Roberts may be on to something. Over the course of an hour-long appearance on The MMA Hour, Sonnen talked often and openly about potential scenarios for the comeback fight that Sonnen swears isn’t going to happen. While much of it was said with his tongue planted firmly in his cheek, as is classic Chael P. form, the 39-year-old Sonnen certainly did not sound like a fighter who had called it quits, and by the end of the interview he had listed five opponents who could potentially pique his interest.
One of the first choices on that list? The greatest welterweight of all-time, Georges St-Pierre.
“I would love to kick Georges’ ass,” Sonnen said. “I’ll tell you this. This is a true story. I got a call one day and it was from Kenny Florian, and he says ‘hey, you want to work out?’ I was in LA and I said yeah, and he goes, ‘okay, well Georges is in town. Do you want to work out with Georges?’ And I said yeah. So we go to this gym.
“We went hard. I think I could’ve gone harder, but we went hard, and I came in second. And it drove me nuts, man. It drove me nuts. But I really think I could’ve done better. ….View full article
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