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Sonnen moving to California to train with Munoz and Reign

Sonnen moving to California to train with Munoz and Reign
July 24th 2013

Chael Sonnen seems to have a new lease of life in him, judging by comments he makes on this week’s UFC Tonight.

The two-weight title challenger says he will be returning to middleweight after his upcoming light-heavyweight fight with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in Boston.

“I’ll return to middleweight after beating Shogun. There’re two guys I want to get matched up with: Vitor Belfort, because he’s awesome and he’s on an incredible roll. And Wanderlei Silva, who I’ve heard is going back to middleweight,” he says.

“The landscape has completely changed. I’ve got a new contract and I’m returning to the weight class.”

Sonnen also revealed some geographic changes at his end. Having spent most of his career training at his own Team Quest facility in Portland, Oregon, he is now going to be training with a former adversary from the wrestling circuit.

“I’ve moved to Southern California and am training at Reign with Mark Munoz. My new contract, which is a five-fight deal, was finalized today,” he says.


  • Dick Richie

    Posted at 01:35 on July 25th 2013

    I'm glad to see sonnen go back down to MW. That's really where he belongs. I definitely agree with him in regards to fighting Belfort and wanderlei. Those would both be great fights that sonnen could win because of his style. Although I would absolutely be rooting for vitor if that fight happens. Actually I'd be rooting for wand too. 2 of my all time favorite fighters! Oh and Shogun is going down. He was a great fighter, but I hate to say he's kinda burnt out now. He hasn't quite been the same since he fought jones. But hold on....did sonnen actually complement a brazillian? Vitor Belfort "is awesome", (Chaels words, apparently) Wow chael giving some respect to those kids who were playing with mud when he was playing Mario bros?! Oh well if they sign on for the fight he will probably threaten to woop his entire family or something. Gotta love that crazy cracker

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