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Chael Sonnen reportedly at 240 pounds and shredded

One of the concerns about awarding Chael Sonnen a shot at UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones related to size disparity. Not only has Sonnen been competing at middleweight for the past few years but Jones, who stands three inches taller than his upcoming adversary, is one of the biggest 205-pounders on the UFC roster.

However, according to statements from widely respected nutritionist Mike Dolce, it sounds as though Sonnen is ready to deal with Jones’ physical tools after bulking up in preparation for their April 27 tilt.

Dolce recently revealed on Joe Rogan’s podcast that Sonnen currently weighs around 240 pounds and is ripped. If true, the outspoken grappler’s frame should level the playing field in his fight with Jones, though it has also called into question his use of testosterone replacement therapy.

Sonnen has yet to address the matter.

The two talented competitors are set to face off as opposing coaches on TUF 17 before locking horns in the Octagon.


  • Richard Stabone says:

    Sounds to me like Chael will be slower…against a fighter with a 10+ inch reach advantage.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Now if he was fighting Forrest…yeah, this would be an interesting wrinkle.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    I wonder what sonnen will do after he loses.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    ^ Count his money?

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  • Angry Mike says:

    ^ Winning answer.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Or keep talking like a champ but never becoming one. Money isnt everything. I guess he probobly wouldnt mind getting his mouth shut by champion after champion for some lime light and a cool million.

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  • Niv says:

    “Sonnen 240lbs and ripped”. They forgot to add “and natural”, lol!

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  • Rece Rock says:

    I figured not having to cut weight would be a good thing… so much for that.

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  • qat says:

    after his loss he is gonna contend for the hw title

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Chael fighting for the HW belt? Are you freakin nuts??
    But if Dana could put together a handicap match, with Faber & Chael teaming up against Alistair Overeem, each on opposite sides trying to hump one of The Reem’s legs, that right there could be some quality entertainment.

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