BIRTHPLACE: Milwaukie, Oregon
FIGHTING OUT OF: West Linn, Oregon
AGE: 34 HEIGHT: 6’ 1” WEIGHT: 185
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LITTLE KNOWN FACT:
Sonnen is perhaps equally known for his infamous microphone presence as he is for his double-leg takedown. Recognized as the most prolific trash-talker in the game, Sonnen has used his wit and charisma to position himself as one of the most entertaining UFC athletes currently competing. His post fight interviews and television appearances provide compelling and hilarious drama that always garner the attention of the media.
Sonnen was extremely active in getting his home state of Oregon to sanction mixed martial arts. Due to his knack for politics and drive to serve the public, Sonnen ran for Oregon’s House State Representative in District 37.