Chael Sonnen Claims WWE Offered Him A $5 Million Contract, & More


During a recent interview with CBS Sports’ In This Corner podcast, Chael Sonnen commented on turning down a WWE WrestleMania 32 appearance and a $5 million contract. You can check out some highlights below:

On WWE Offering Him A $5 Million Contract: “I was still under contract with the UFC and I never took this to Dana. I handled it on my own. I told [WWE], ‘No’ and that was the end of that. I never told Dana White this story, but here’s why I didn’t tell him. I knew if I called Dana and said, ‘I’ve got a $5 million offer from Vince McMahon,’ Dana would have matched it.”

On WWE Wanting Him To Work The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal At WrestleMania 32 “I kind of pissed those guys off. I was asked to be a contestant in a [battle royal] and I wasn’t against it, but I just couldn’t get the date. I actually worked hard and I tried to clear it. I tried to do it but [WWE] thought I blew them off. I haven’t really heard back and whenever they come to down, they invite me and give me and some friends some really good tickets and we have a real blast.”

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