20 Best Chael Sonnen Quotes (With Origins and Context)

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Chael Sonnen is not just known for his prowess inside the octagon but also for his sharp wit and unforgettable one-liners. 

Dubbed the “American Gangster”, Sonnen’s verbal jabs often hit as hard as his physical ones. Whether he’s hyping up a fight, taunting his opponents, or just sharing his unique take on life, his quotes are as entertaining as they are memorable.

Here are the top 20 Chael Sonnen quotes that showcase the fighter’s humor, confidence, and undeniable charisma.

Best Chael Sonnen Quotes (Top 20)

1. “A Black Belt under the Nogueira Brothers is like saying I got a free toy in my happy meal.”

2. On The Ultimate Fighter, Wanderlei Silva was telling Chael how he doesn’t like him and was starting to square up to him when Chael replied:

“I can’t let you get close!”

Before ducking under a right hook from Wanderlei and taking him down with a double leg.

3. When replying to Wanderlei Silva threatening to kill him and kill him fast, Chael Sonnen replied:

“Listen Wanderlei, I will do a home invasion on you. I will cut the power to your house and the next thing you’ll hear is me climbing up your stairs in a pair of night vision goggles i bought in the back of Soldier Fortune magazine. I’ll pick the lock to the master door, take a picture of you in bed with the Nogueira brothers working on your “jiu-jitsu”. I’ll take said photograph, and post it at www.dorksfrombrazil.com. Password, not required, username, not required.”

4. While on the MMA Show with Mauro Ranallo, Chael Sonnen said:

“Tell Anderson Silva I’m coming over, I’m kicking his back door, and I’m patting his old lady on the ass and telling her to make me a steak, medium rare just how I like it”.

5. “If those blow-hearts with their blow-darts, want to come at me, they can some anyone they want, but don’t send anyone you want back.”

6. “Well I don’t know anything about martial arts, but Steven Seagal would know a damn lot about behavior that’s embarrassing to the human race.”

7. “Tito always says I’m using my mouth to get my opportunities. The only person I know that made money using their mouth is his ex-wife.”

8. One of his funniest lines was when he said to Anderson Silva, “You can complain about your rib. I’m sure your rib did hurt. Your rib is inside of a coward, that’s the problem your ribs got. Got the same problem your hand and feet have, they’re attached to you, dummy.”

9. “There’s a camaraderie that comes with this sport, but fighting Anderson Silva is a lot like eating Chinese food: twenty minutes after I do it, I’m going to want to do it again.”

10. “I was in Las Vegas when the Nogueira brothers first touched down in America. There was a bus – this is a true story. There was a bus that pulled up to a red light, and Little Nog tried to feed it a carrot while Big Nog was petting it. He thought it was a horse. This really happened.”

11. “Prior to USADA, it was more of an IQ testing than a drug testing. They caught me with 7 drugs but I was on at least 14, these tests don’t work that well.”

12. “When I was young they used to call me ‘The Foreman’, not because I was in charge but because I did the work of four men.”

13. When asked about his loss to Anderso Silva, in a fight he dominated until he tapped in the 5th round, Chael Sonnen said:

“That was a misunderstanding of the rules. The way I thought it worked, was if you tapped, you lost that round. So I thought they would go to a judge’s decision, they’d go 4 rounds to 1 and we’d go home and I’d be the champion. And if anyone had explained to me that that stops the bout in its entirety, I would not have tapped. It was a complete misunderstanding.”

14. When talking to a media person at a press conference, Chael Sonnen said: 

“You and everybody else waited in the weather and came to the press conference. Wanderlei, it looks like he found a bathroom as a backdrop in the men’s shelter he’s living at in Rio, and got somebody to point his cell phone at his face”.

15. “Brazilians always threaten that they’re going to send you to the dentist like they have dentists on every corner. When you go to the dentist in Brazil some witch doctor waves a fish bone in front of your face and hopes your mouth feels better.”

16. “Anderson go draw Steven Segal’s widow peak on him. His hair is as authentic as his fighting ability.”

17. During an interview, Chael Sonnen spoke about his father: 

“There were years when my father didn’t even make a hundred grand—or barely made a hundred grand—and sure we had a maid, but she only came twice a week. What do you think happened the other five days? You think those dishes washed themselves? You think those clothes got themselves in the hamper?”

18. In response to Tito Ortiz’s jackal story at a press conference, which lasted far too long, Chael Sonnen said:

“Tell us another jackal story, with Cristopher Walken”

19. “When you’re the best fighter in the world today, they don’t call you a great fighter. They call you Chael Sonnen.”

20. When asked if he believes Jon Jones was on steroids during their fight, Chael replied: 

“I had more juice than Tropicana and Jon Jones was still throwing me around like a rag doll.”

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