Second chances … they’re all the rage these days.
Despite calling it a career in late 2014, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) two-division No. 1 contender and uncrowned king of UFC pay-per-view (PPV) buys, Chael Sonnen, could find his way back into the Octagon at the tender age of 39.
That’s according to his manager, who told Ariel Helwani (via UFC Tonight) that mixed martial arts (MMA) has not seen the last of “The American Gangster.”
Hold on to your butts.
Sonnen (28-14-1) retired in the wake of a two-year disciplinary suspension from Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), after the former collegiate wrestling standout tried to “game the system” ahead of his UFC 175 showdown opposite the equally-guilty Wanderlei Silva.
The infraction also cost him a spot at the FOX Sports 1 analyst desk, but time, as they say, heals all wounds.
And let’s face it, sometimes it’s fun to root for the “Bad Guy.” Not surprisingly, Sonnen has gone to great lengths to keep his name in the headlines, dropping in from time-to-time to grapple with the folks at Metamoris, or start some trouble online.
Maybe we can get that Wandy fight after all…
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