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Chael Sonnen Explains Why Comeback’s Not Likely

Kelsey Mowatt

Chael Sonnen

Since Chael Sonnen is eligible to return to the cage next year, there’s been some speculation lately as to whether he will, but it doesn’t sound like “The American Gangster’s” interested.

Sonnen retired from pro MMA last year, shortly before he was handed a two year suspension by the Nevada Commission, for testing positive for several types of banned substances.

The former middleweight contender was one of the biggest draws in the UFC, and as a result, some have wondered wether Sonnen could be financially enticed to fight again. Well, recently the 38 year-old spoke to MMA Junkie.com about the announcing gig he just landed with World Series of Fighting, and he was asked about the possibility of making a comeback.

“Not in a realistic standpoint, but I do fantasize about it,” Sonnen said. “It’s not the competition. It’s not the fighting; I don’t want to work that hard any more. My life used to be miserable, so depressingly terrible. Not enough sleep. … It was the only life I knew, and loved it at the time, but once it’s gone, it’s a simple situation of my race is ran.”

Other fighters have said similar things once they’ve walked away from the game, although, others have changed their minds about retirement. See Fedor Emelianenko.

Sonnen closed out his career having gone 1-3 in his last 4 bouts, although his losses came against some guys you may have heard of: Anderson Silva, Jon Jones and Rashad Evans.

The charismatic fighter will begin his WSOF commentating duties tonight, as the promotion is holding it’s 23rd card in Phoenix.

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