Who is Chael Sonnen? UFC fighter who accused LeBron James of drug use

Chael Sonnen
UFC middleweight veteran [Image Courtesy: Chael Sonnen on YouTube]

Chael Sonnen is an American submission grappling promoter, retired mixed martial artist, and one of the most colorful personalities to have ever graced the sport. Beginning his MMA journey in 1997, Sonnen quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he became a top contender in both the light heavyweight and middleweight divisions.

With his witty one-liners and unparalleled trash-talking ability, Sonnen captured the attention of fans worldwide and became one of the sport's most beloved figures. Although he never won a major world championship, Sonnen's impressive fighting style and larger-than-life personality cemented his place in MMA history as one of the best fighters to ever have won a world title.

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Throughout his career, Chael Sonnen also competed in other top-tier promotions such as World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), Pancrase, and Bellator MMA. Today, Sonnen is an MMA analyst and submission grappling promoter, continuing to share his passion and expertise with fans around the world.

The former two-division title challenger has been embroiled in several controversies throughout his career. Chael Sonnen's epic battle against Anderson Silva at UFC 117 ended in disappointment for the American fighter, as he was submitted by the champion in the fifth round.

However, it was later revealed that Sonnen had failed a post-fight drug test, with his testosterone to epitestosterone ratio exceeding the legal limit. Initially facing a one-year suspension, 'The American Gangster' was able to get it reduced to six months after a hearing in December 2010. The incident tarnished Sonnen's legacy and cast a shadow over his impressive performance against Silva.

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Chael Sonnen is a highly accomplished MMA fighter, having fought for the UFC world title three times in two different weight classes. He faced off against legendary fighters like Anderson Silva and Jon Jones, cementing his place among the sport's elite competitors. With an impressive record of 31-17-1, Sonnen has proven himself to be a fierce and determined fighter who always puts on an exciting show for fans.

Chael Sonnen reveals shocking information concerning LeBron James' alleged PED usage in the NBA

Chael Sonnen, who is notorious for making bold claims about athletes and fighters, recently made a big statement on the FLAGRANT podcast. He claimed to know what Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) LeBron James takes.

Sonnen is a well-known figure in the MMA world and is known for his outlandish predictions and statements about athletes. During the podcast, he spoke about the impact of PEDs and confidently asserted that he is aware of the specific drugs that the NBA's all-time leading scorer James is taking.

The UFC veteran revealed:

"If the world understood what LeBron did....If you know what these performance enhancers did, then you would know why it does matter. We have the same drug guy, I know exactly what he's doing."

He further added:

"EPO (Erythropoietin) matters, it's the reason LeBron takes it, it matters. EPO increases your red blood cells, which gives you endurance so you can play all game long."

Watch the entire conversation below:


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Edited by Ken Cameron