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World Series of Fighting (WSOF) signs Chael Sonnen to broadcast team

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Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

"American Gangster" is back in the booth.

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) has announced the signing of former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight contender, Chael Sonnen, to its broadcast team.

Sonnen is scheduled to make his debut at WSOF 23 on Sept. 18, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona.

From the press release:

"I am stoked to join the powerhouse team at World Series of Fighting, and call their fights that feature some of the best mixed martial artists on the planet. World Series of Fighting has done an outstanding job of building their organization into a top-tier franchise in a very short span of time, and I am just proud to be a part of such a fast-growing company."

WSOF president  Ray Sefo gave his thoughts on the newest member of the WSOF family:

"We are thrilled to have Chael Sonnen, one of the most colorful individuals in professional sports, join our production. We are confident Chael will enhance the fan viewing experience both for our growing national audience on NBCSN and across the globe by providing the insights he learned competing at the highest level of the sport."

Sonnen will join play-by-play man Todd Harris who, like Chael, is a "UFC Tonight" castaway.

After getting the boot from UFC and FOX Sports, Sonnen signed on with ESPN's "MMA Live" where he serves as an analyst for "The Worldwide Leader." Now, Sonnen will look to bolster his resume with WSOF.

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