Chael Sonnen Claims He Was Offered $2M To Fight Mike Tyson

Chael Sonnen Claims He Was Offered $2M To Fight Mike Tyson

The fight community is still excited and talking about the announcement of Jake Paul’s upcoming boxing match with Mike Tyson.
And, amidst this excitement, UFC legend Chael Sonnen shared an intriguing “secret”.

Specifically, Sonnen revealed that in 2021 he was offered two million dollars for a boxing match against Tyson in Abu Dhabi.

The negotiations seemed promising, with both parties signing a Letter of Intent (LOI).
However, the match never came to fruition due to Tyson’s wife’s intervention, deciding against her husband’s return to the ring following his exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr.

Sonnen explained:

I got offered a fight with Mike (Tyson) in Abu Dhabi.

They were going to pay me two million dollars, which is a ton.
They were going to pay him 12 million dollars.

We had an LOI and everything’s going behind the scenes.
It was his wife (who) pulled it: “Nope, he’s never going to fight again.”

It was right after the Roy Jones fight.

The conversation shifted to the surprise match between Jake Paul and Tyson, with Sonnen expressing support for Paul:

Vitor Belfort, who has never boxed, put him (Evander Holyfield) away so fast.

So, this (Holyfield) is an Olympic gold medalist you’re watching.
Vitor, who has never done it, put him away so fast…

They labeled him like an elderly abuser: “How dare you? How could you do this?”
He (Jake Paul) will get teased for taking this fight.