Fabiano Scherner just opted to award two new black belts!
Congratulations to the newest Black Belts of Gracie Barra Portland @jiujitsu_mole and @sonnench ! 10 years of hard work , you guys more than deserve it !
Sonnen has yet to comment on promotion. Meanwhile there are rumors circulating he will be next rematching Tito Ortiz:
“[Chael] started it,” Ortiz told TMZ Sports recently. “As Chuck started it. And Chuck only lasted what, four and a half minutes? He called me out man. I’m gonna stay in retirement. I’m still gonna stay retired, and I’m gonna smash Chael. I’m not gonna choke him, I’m not gonna submit him, I’m gonna smash him. I’ll put a show on for every one of the fans. That’s what I’m gonna do.”
“This guy has a loud mouth,” Ortiz said. “I’m gonna shut him up. Like I say: I’m not gonna choke him, I’m not gonna submit him, I’m gonna pummel him for three rounds. And give the fans what they want to see, and that’s a great fight.”
“I don’t know [where],” said Ortiz. “I’ve never fought at Madison Square Garden, so possibly Madison Square Garden. That’ll be the first thing.
“I was the first UFC fighter – mixed martial artist – to ever fight in California. First one. First one to fight in Las Vegas. First one. First one to fight in Florida. First one. So, I’d like to just add to my repertoire of being able to go to Madison Square Garden and fight. Where the greatest have fought. People like Ali, people like Frazier, people like Foreman. Just to do something great for mixed martial arts, at the expense of Chael Sonnen.”
Sonnen had many grappling bouts over the years notably facing Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 and he even made an appearance at ADCC 2017 where he was eliminated from absolute by Craig Jones
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