The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 822 with Chael Sonnen

Episode Number: 822
Episode Guest: Chael Sonnen
Original Airdate: July 11, 2016
Episode Sponsors: Onnit, Squarespace, Caveman Coffee

Guest Bio: Chael Sonnen is a retired mixed martial artist who last competed in the light heavyweight division of the UFC. He also hosts his own podcast called You’re Welcome with Chael Sonnen available on iTunes.

Topics Discussed: Coffee and stevia; sale of the UFC; Dana White works a lot; Chael talks about doing The Ultimate Fighter in Brazil and America; Wanderlei Silva’s NSAC ban; Chael talks about being drug tested; Chael tells the real story about Wanderlei avoiding his drug test; Chael and Wanderlei fighting on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil; more talk about doing TUF: Brazil; Chael’s calculated trash talking; psychology of fighting; Ben Rothwell; everybody hates Daniel Cormier, but everybody loves Jon Jones; people love bad guys; Anthony “Rumble” Johnson talk; fighters who start quickly; Jon Jones’ press conference after testing positive for banned substances; Jon Jones tested positive for estrogen blockers; talk about tainted over-the-counter supplements; Chael explains estrogen blockers; why doesn’t Jon have a handler; Jon Jones’ past problems; Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux; Jon doesn’t own up to anything; supplements won’t have estrogen blockers in them; Jon should have admitted to what he tested positive for; GAT supplements; talk about tainted supplements; Yoel Romero testing positive; Frank Mir tested positive and blamed it on kangaroo meat; more talk about drug tests and banned substances; Anderson Silva’s positive drug test; caffeine is considered a performance enhancing drug; talk about Vitor Belfort before and after TRT; how the UFC should have handled fighters who were getting off TRT; Jon Jones will be suspended for two years; what Chael thinks a reasonable amount of time for a suspension would be; Nick Diaz testing positive for marijuana; more talk about Wanderlei Silva’s issues with the NSAC; future Wanderlei Silva fights; Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabio Maldonado fight; Fedor should have been in the UFC; the best heavyweight ever; Cain Velasquez; Cain vs. Travis Browne; Fabricio Werdum; Michael Bisping; Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva; Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping; Henderson vs. Hector Lombard; Georges St-Pierre’s potential return; Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Yoel Romero; Chael talks about Joey Diaz going on his podcast; Joe explains Joey Diaz to Chael; Adam Hunter talk; there should be no rules for comedy; recreational outrage; talk about the Orlando shooting, gun control in the United States, and shooters on medication; talk about the government and the constitution; we are one natural disaster away from chaos; Russia; ISIS; Hillary Clinton email controversy; The Art of War book; talk about Donald Trump; who could be Hillary’s vice president; Elizabeth Warren lied about being Native American; who will Trump get for his running mate; Bill Clinton as president; Charlie Sheen talk; more talk about Jon Jones and his positive drug test; Victor Conte on Jon Jones’ testosterone levels; Chael tells a story about Jon Jones avoiding a USADA drug test by hiding under the cage at his gym and pissing there; Chael talks about his Submission Underground tournament; talk about the Eddie Bravo Invitational rules; problems with submission grappling; Bruce Buffer falling during a lip syncing contest.

My Thoughts: Lots of talk about Jon Jones’ positive drug test, performance enhancing drugs, general UFC talk, Joey Diaz, and then gun control and politics.

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