Chael Sonnen discusses his retirement following Bellator 222

  • Published on Jun 15, 2019
  • Chael Sonnen addressed the media after his loss at Bellator 222 in New York.
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  • tobeyntucker
    tobeyntucker Day ago

    He’s my Reggie Miller of fighting. This guy is a solid piece of iron in soul and spirit.

  • Muslim Trump supporter M.AG.A

    I love how Chael distinguishes himself from the dumb meathead fighters.

  • Biscottone 33
    Biscottone 33 10 days ago

    Number 1

  • Tom T
    Tom T 20 days ago

    That was fucked up question to ask, Brett. You know better.

  • Greg Brimstone
    Greg Brimstone 23 days ago

    So.. Bader vs Machida 2?

  • Tormented Soul
    Tormented Soul 24 days ago

    Chael " American Gangster" Sonnen one of the best to ever do it. Chael excels in every area of this fight game. It is a sin that he never got a belt. Fighters should definitely take a few pages from Chael's book on skills, training, promotion, attitude & athleticism, work ethic, analysis, and so much more. Chael embodies so many qualities that make him leagues above the rest.

  • joshx413
    joshx413 24 days ago

    9:40 I love Brett. But this was a dick move!

  • Marky Marco
    Marky Marco 25 days ago

    This bum already looked like Eric Stoltz in "Mask".
    Now even more, after the beating Lyoto gave him.

  • Gerald O'Hare
    Gerald O'Hare 25 days ago

    He speaks truthfully and wisely. He will continue to be in front of the camera.

  • Denise Mitchell
    Denise Mitchell 26 days ago

    As a artist myself trash talking is disrespectful to the arts
    Was Bruce Lee Chuck Norris a trash talker
    If you trash talk you have to back it up..
    And Chael fell did

  • d d
    d d 26 days ago

    No one cares

    ERNESTO MOBO JR 26 days ago

    His dad is proud of him regardless of what he does.

  • Phillip Gillespie
    Phillip Gillespie 26 days ago

    Holy shit when he said “I tried” I damn near started crying 😢

  • sariah reigns
    sariah reigns 26 days ago

    Lyoto We were just talking about how close the fight was. Man chael is hallarious.

  • sariah reigns
    sariah reigns 26 days ago

    Greatest trash talker. MOst entertaining fighter. Id say you left a mark.

  • Jake Small
    Jake Small 26 days ago

    How were 101 people able to view this? I didn't know they had computers in Brazil. I really didn't know that.

    MMA LOVER 26 days ago

    Lol he wouldn't have never beaten Lyoto. Prime or now.

  • No Biggie
    No Biggie 26 days ago

    It’s like he knows everything there gonna ask he can just go on and on even after getting tko

  • No Biggie
    No Biggie 26 days ago

    You guys Chael Sonnen is the uncrowned champ in WEC

  • T C
    T C 26 days ago

    Chael, you won the WEC World Championship. Bottom Line. Everyone Knows It. You fulfilled that promise. There is nothing to be ashamed of, nothing

  • Robert Cooper
    Robert Cooper 26 days ago

    That mother fucker that asked about his dad's promise.....burn in hell! U piece of shit!!! Go back to trolling on the internet u fucking low life DOUCHEBAG!!!

  • Robert Cooper
    Robert Cooper 26 days ago

    THE PEOPLE'S CHAMP!!!! and ALWAYS Class!!!

  • METAF4
    METAF4 26 days ago

    Only fighter I've ever seen to get an applause after a post fight interview.. Gonna be hard to find another like him. :(

  • Bryan Martin
    Bryan Martin 27 days ago

    What a Legend. Chael P. Sonnen was never afraid to hand out ass whoopins and wasn't afraid to take them. He has to be one of the most entertaining fighters to ever exist. Whether it was media day, post-fight, on a sports/news station, he had the charm and charisma to make every time he would open his mouth an absolute pleasure to watch. The sport is going to miss the American Gangster. I wish you well in retirement!

  • Matthew Hong
    Matthew Hong 27 days ago +4

    Dude fought, Anderson Silva, Wanderlei, Fedor, and Jon Jones. Absolute legend.

  • larzgod
    larzgod 27 days ago


  • GagexScapegoat
    GagexScapegoat 27 days ago +1

    “I’d just tell him I tried.”
    What a heartbreaking line. Thank you for giving us everything you had.

  • Malachis Grace
    Malachis Grace 27 days ago

    Chael is just not quick enough now. His whole game was predicated on takedown, but hes getting in too slow. Shame. In his prime, his takedown was unstoppable. He just wasn't good at finishing.

  • Ice Cube
    Ice Cube 27 days ago

    I gulped too.

  • Alexander Thailand
    Alexander Thailand 27 days ago

    He is a class act.

  • N Odak
    N Odak 27 days ago

    Legend and the GOAT of intellectual verbal diarrhea!!! Thanks Brosev! ✊ 🤝
    Sonnen 2024 🇺🇸... you betcha!

  • Hangfire-13
    Hangfire-13 27 days ago +4

    I've had the opportunity to meet and speak to Chael Sonnen in Portland, OR a few times... he is one of the most kind and gracious people you could ever meet. I'm sure we'll continue to see and hear from Chael in the future! Thanks for all of the great fights and entertainment Mr. Sonnen, you are and always have been one of the great ones!

  • Jason Doucette
    Jason Doucette 27 days ago

    a humble Chael, wow, gets you to stop and pay attention lol

  • SuperAussieOi
    SuperAussieOi 27 days ago

    How can you not love chael. He definitely left a mark on the sport and will be remembered for many years to come.

  • Mark Montoya
    Mark Montoya 27 days ago +1

    Best looking beat up guy in the business👏 I salute you sir.

  • Chris T
    Chris T 27 days ago +1

    Unmatched transparency. Completely unfiltered and honest. Favorite fighter... with possible exception of GSP - and I'm canadian.

  • Franklin Williams
    Franklin Williams 27 days ago

    the point where the "reporter" asked about what what his father would think..... dude I'm just an fan and I will tell you FUCK YOU!!
    how did your father feel about you asking 2,000 questions a day?, you fuckin heathen

  • Constantine Lycouris
    Constantine Lycouris 27 days ago

    Damn Chael ur tearin me up :'( what a fantastic career you had tho ALL TIME LEGEND HALL OF FAMER in a league of ur own

  • GWEwrestling
    GWEwrestling 27 days ago +1

    Scott Create a New weightclass at 195 pounds have chael come out of retirement and do a super middleweight tournament and just feed trash cans to chael so that he can be a WORLD CHAMPION. But I know i’m just dreaming. It was a great run for the bad guy and i’ll have trouble not watching him fight anymore it was great. I went to MSG to see him retire and nycb live when he lost to Fedor and even though he lost i didn’t for once think he lost any of his toughness. And one more thing you never mess with a...........

    GANGSTER! Chael Sonnen for UFC HOF 2020!

  • Oliver Clothesoff
    Oliver Clothesoff 27 days ago

    I choked up too bud..damn hell of a guy! Regardless of win or lose

  • Darth Monkey Ballz
    Darth Monkey Ballz 27 days ago

    Honorable fucking guys guy!!! Tyvm 4 everything CS

  • Mr. CeeGee
    Mr. CeeGee 27 days ago

    You bum rushed a counter puncher like an idiot. Did the same thing to Fedor.

  • Sherlock Jones
    Sherlock Jones 28 days ago

    I will miss Chael

  • Art Rossi
    Art Rossi 28 days ago +1

    Chael always went out on his shield. Though he won 19 of his 31 professional fights by decision, he only lost by decision ONCE out of his 17 losses.

  • Hovan
    Hovan 28 days ago

    Love this guy. Thank you Chael!

  • Art Rossi
    Art Rossi 28 days ago +1

    It was ALWAYS a pleasure to watch Chael promote his fights and I thoroughly enjoyed watching him fight. I come from a wrestling background and I always root for the wrestler and Chael was a great ambassador for all wrestlers who transitioned into MMA. I will miss watching you compete in MMA. Enjoy your is well deserved!!! I am so looking forward to watching his podcast and whatever other venture he decides to delve into especially now that he will be able to give more of himself to those endeavors without having to spend time training and promoting himself in MMA. Good Luck my friend!!!

  • xQualifieDx
    xQualifieDx 28 days ago

    This guys one of the hardest (mother) #%#@ker out there.

  • TebowTheNextKilmer
    TebowTheNextKilmer 28 days ago +1

    Guy seems to be salt of the earth. Sensible, charismatic, and honest.

  • Jacob LaBruzzo
    Jacob LaBruzzo 28 days ago

    I'm sure old man Sonnen would be proud. Never a dull moment in the baddest career in MMA.

  • Edwin Smith
    Edwin Smith 28 days ago

    Beat Anderson Silva 4-1. Beat Jon Jones by stoppage due to injury. Tapped out Tito twice! Ok they technically didn't give him a belt any of those times. Crooked judges.

  • Austin Smith
    Austin Smith 28 days ago


  • Ken Power
    Ken Power 28 days ago


  • Mark Jancze
    Mark Jancze 28 days ago

    I honestly think Sonnen is a great analyst talking about MMA...interesting him talking about his toughness as it relates to other fighters

  • ChrischrosBelgium
    ChrischrosBelgium 28 days ago

    Chael Sonnen, the sport lost one of his biggest stars. Please stay active in the buisiness!! I truly believe you are a very genuine guy!! Your grid is what I most admired and aspire to have. I'm 41 now so it's too late for me too show it in the cage but if I have a son, I'll teach him to have the same grid, in all aspects of life.
    Godspeed (even ifI'm not religious).

  • Yosvel Quintero
    Yosvel Quintero 28 days ago

    So Nice "Bad Guy Chael Sonnen"!!

  • Tenzin Chagzoetsang
    Tenzin Chagzoetsang 28 days ago


  • David Peacock
    David Peacock 28 days ago

    Did anyone else get teary eyed when Chael got choked up?

  • squawkdog
    squawkdog 28 days ago

    8:10 is that a burp? lmao


    Always kept us tuned in. Thanks for your contribution to the sport

  • gino. r
    gino. r 28 days ago

    He's been overhyped for years!

  • 511 _ ADVENTURES
    511 _ ADVENTURES 28 days ago +1

    Bellator MMA is like the league for washed up fighters......

  • 511 _ ADVENTURES
    511 _ ADVENTURES 28 days ago

    Reporters ask the most obvious and dumbest questions.......

  • slinky vagabond
    slinky vagabond 28 days ago

    “I’d just tell him I tried” that tiny crack in his voice as he said it has me tearing up ☹️

  • sustanon 250
    sustanon 250 28 days ago

    he will change his mind about retirement in an year,like so many others,the father question got him in the feels

  • Ragnar The Madd1
    Ragnar The Madd1 28 days ago

    Absolutely one of the greats! Thank you for giving it your all.

  • Skybox Sports News
    Skybox Sports News 28 days ago

    He will be back...

    • Skybox Sports News
      Skybox Sports News 28 days ago

      His mouth kept writing checks his body couldn't cash. I think if the money was right he would fight for a title. I'd like to see him back up all the talk...

  • Grizz 2
    Grizz 2 28 days ago

    Did Chael go crosseyed from those jumping knees??????

  • Gord Gambler
    Gord Gambler 28 days ago

    So much respect for this man. Enjoy retirement.

  • Mike Skidmore
    Mike Skidmore 28 days ago

    Interesting questions good Interview ...

  • Mike Skidmore
    Mike Skidmore 28 days ago

    UFC needs competition glad Chael went to Bellator ..