Chael Sonnen Lands Commentating Job With ESPN
By FCF Staff
Less than five months after Chael Sonnen left FOX Sports and the UFC , the retired vet has landed another commentating job with ESPN.
Sonnen exited from his analyst position with FOX Sports back in June, after it was announced the former middleweight contender had failed two, pre-fight drug tests. According to an official announcement from ESPN, the outspoken Sonnen will begin his commentating duties this weekend, as part of the network’s UFC 180 coverage.
Sonnen was quoted saying in a statement:
“The industry leader in sports … and ESPN have finally joined forces. You’re welcome, wait! These mics hot? The biggest thing to happen to ESPN since … well nothing really comes close.”
“In all seriousness, to ESPN, to Disney, to the Hearst Corporation and to all the viewers … you’re welcome. From one industry leader to another, I look forward to the opportunity of bringing my stories, insight and unique perspective of mixed martial arts to the network.”
The 37 year-old Sonnen ended his career having gone 28-14-1.
In the accomplished wrestler’s last fight in September, 2013, he was stopped by former light-heavyweight champ Rashad Evans in the opening round.