|Summary:||Excellent wrestler, constant pressure, stamina|
|From:||Milwaukie, OR USA|
|Fights Out Of:||West Linn, OR USA|
|Height:||6' 1" ( 185 cm )|
|Weight:||205 lb ( 93 kg )|
|College:||University of Oregon|
Watch as former UFC standout Chael Sonnen appears in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday, July 23 to talk about his two failed drug tests. Sonnen was handed a 2-year suspension.Jul 23, 2014 8:09
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UFC press conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)May 23, 2014
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started with Team Quest about two years before it was called Team Quest.
What ranks and titles have you held? Gladiator Challenge Light Heavyweight Champion. Hitman Light Heavyweight Champion. Danger Zone Light Heavyweight Champion. Rumble at the River tournament Champion. 2x University National Champion. NCAA All-American, US. Olympic Team Alternate.
Do you have any heroes? Pope John Paul II.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is my dream. I've wanted this since 1993.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have a degree from the University of Oregon in sociology.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a realtor and an elected public official (precinct member district 22).
What is your favorite technique? I like arm throws and leg locks.
• Holds wins over Jason Miller, Jason Lambert, Homer Moore, Alex Stiebling, Tim Credeur, Tim McKenzie and Amar Suloev. Has also faced Terry Martin, Forrest Griffin, and Akihiro Gono.
• Has won eight of his last 13 bouts, including a November 2008 decision over previously unbeaten WEC middleweight champ Paulo Filho