Everyone has an opinion about Chael Sonnen being released by the UFC and Fox Sports once he failed four drug test. At the end of the day, Dana White still cares about him.
“It’s never easy making a decision like this. Chael’s a person that I personally care about. I know a lot of people at FOX care about him, too.”
Dana White appeared on America’s Pregame” on FOX Sports 1 on Tuesday night when he said all of this.
“The guy had four banned substances in his system leading up to a fight here in Las Vegas. It’s a tough one – it’s one of those hard decisions you’ve got to make. It’s something we had to do.”
TUF 19 Finale goes down this Sunday night on Fox Sports 1. MMA Frenzy will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelim side of the card on Fox Sports 1 and to the fight the big fights on the main card that airs on Fox Sports 1. he headlining fight is Frankie Edgar VS. BJ Penn, the co-main event will see the the middleweight division winner be crowned and also the light heavyweight tournament winner be crowned. The event airs from Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The show starts with Jumabieke Tuerxun vs. Leandro Issa at 7 p.m. ET on UFC Fox Sports 1 and then starting the real fights with the main card at 9 p.m. ET with Adriano Martins vs. Juan Manuel Puig Carreon. We will be providing live play-by-play coverage for each fight, as well as having minute to minute updates through the night and after the fights happen. Also, stay tuned for the post event news.