In a battle of legends, Chael Sonnen batted Lyoto Machida inside the Bellator Cage as part of a stacked Bellator 222 event live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. After a tough loss, the legendary Sonnen announced to the live MSG crown as well as a worldwide audience watching on DAZN, that he would be retiring from Mixed Martial Arts. After the initial shock of the announcement, the New York City crowd gave ‘The American Gangster’ a well deserved standing ovation as Sonnen left his Bellator gloves in the cage in symbolic fashion.
BodySlam.net and HubbardWrestlingWeekly.com wish to congradulate Chael Sonnen on a stellar MMA career. Click below to watch/listen to Chael’s charismatic and emotional explanation of his retirement during the Bellator 222 post-fight press conference.
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