I’m sure you’ve probably stayed up late at night and tried to figure out what type of name ‘Chael Sonnen’ is. His mother chose his first name because it was the last five letters of the name ‘Michael’. As far his last name, Sonnen’s are heavily distributed throughout Texas and Pennsylvania. The last name originated from Germany and is applied as a term of endearment for a loved one, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a sun. In 1984, a ‘Sonnen’ lived to be 95. See, I did my research but Chael Sonnen thinks you haven’t done yours on the UFC.
“Some people don’t know what UFC stands for, the athletes are forgetting. It’s the ‘F’ that is confusing everybody. Some guys think this is the Ultimate Mitt-Hitting Championships, some guys think it is the Ultimate High-Altitude Training Championships, the Ultimate ‘Let me go away in seclusion and eat all the fight foods for 30 days’ Championships. Its not, this is the Ultimate FIGHTING Championship.
“While these guys are out there swinging a sledgehammer or throwing a tyre around I am throwing fists at a partner’s head, neck and chest. I am fighting in practice every day and while I don’t meant we are sparring hard every day, I mean I am working on fighting things. I am not working on mental health and Anthony Robbins and screaming the word “Yes” over and over again.”
The Diego Sanchez dig. Both fighters now share a gnary scar on their forehead just above their eye which makes them epidermal brothers. Hate him or love him, with his win at UFC 109 he just earned a title shot against Anderson Silva (or Vitor Belfort). The power of the Sonnen is strong with this one. [Source]