- North American MMA promotion World Series of Fighting (WSOF) gained major headway in its path to becoming a legit contender to UFC, when they announced the signing of former 2-time UFC multidivisional title contender Chael Sonnen, to its announce team.
Sonnen is set to make his debut in the new role on September 18, 2015 at WSOF 23 in Phoenix, Arizona. Here's what 'The American Gangster' said in the press release:
"I am stoked to join the powerhouse team at World Series of Fighting, and call their fights that feature some of the best mixed martial artists on the planet. World Series of Fighting has done an outstanding job of building their organization into a top-tier franchise in a very short span of time, and I am just proud to be a part of such a fast-growing company."
WSOF president Ray Sefo gave his thoughts on the newest member of the WSOF family:
"We are thrilled to have Chael Sonnen, one of the most colorful individuals in professional sports, join our production. We are confident Chael will enhance the fan viewing experience both for our growing national audience on NBCSN and across the globe by providing the insights he learned competing at the highest level of the sport."
Sonnen will be joining play-by-play man Todd Harris, who like Chael is a former member of “UFC Tonight”.
- Following in the footsteps of Anthony Pettis, Paige VanZant, Johny Hendricks, Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor as the athletes with exclusive sponsorship deals with Reebok, is Khabib Nurmagomedov, who inked his deal with the sports apparel giant. Reebok confirmed the following:
The Dagestani Sambo champion has been out of action for a year and half following an injury, and is expected to make his much-anticipated return to action on Dec. 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada when he is set to face Tony Ferguson.