Chael Sonnen Responds to Jason Miller and Michael Bisping as “TUF 14” Coaches

Written by Tom Ngo
May 31st, 2011

UFC Middleweight Chael Sonnen

Courtesy of Chael Sonnen’s “indefinite suspension” by the California State Athletic Commission, the UFC’s controversial middleweight missed out on the opportunity of a lifetime to coach on the 14th season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” With one long month remaining until he’s able to reapply for his license, Sonnen took to his twitter account and shared his thoughts on the mentors that were assigned coaching duties. 

According to Sonnen, he and Bisping were set to star in the upcoming season had he been granted his license earlier this month. Unfortunately for Sonnen, he was denied by the CSAC and the UFC moved forward with Jason “Mayhem” Miller and the Brit instead.

Sonnen had previously denied the Twitter account was his. However, in his first one-on-one interview regarding his failed UFC 117 drug test, the one-time political hopeful was donning a GreenLightDaily.com T-shirt.

On December 15th, Sonnen tweeted, “Submit your e-mail at greenlightdaily.com to be entered in contest to be my corneman.”

The 34-year-old has nearly 35,000 followers.

Filming is expected to kick off in June, with the season debut coming later this summer. Miller and Bisping will then battle at “The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale,” not in the first pay-per-view broadcast after the tournament wraps – as customary after each prior season.

Sonnen is free to reapply for licensing on June 29th.

Here are several of Sonnen’s tweets from over the Memorial Day Weekend:

Comment on Mayhem how? In terms of his coaching contract, or generally not being worth the gas that brings his $.50 hair dye from China?

I buy a couple on “The Bachelor” before I buy Miller as a Coach. Ten bucks says that he brings Bisping a rose on the season finale.

Viewers: Prepare for the first season of TUF where both coaches speak English, and the show still needs subtitles…

I’ve been reviewing contracts ever since Dana and I bought STRIKEFORCE and I’ll tell ya,my paper airplane collection has gotten a lot bigger

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