Chael Sonnen found himself in a legal problem in December of 2021.
Las Vegas Police Public Information Officer Larry Hadfield wrote in a statement to MMA Fighting.
“Sonnen was issued a battery citation for each individual victim, then escorted off property,” Hadfield wrote. “Due to the fact the misdemeanors were committed outside of a police officer’s presence, an arrest was not conducted.”
Sonnen was given 5 citations. But he otherwise remained silent on the subject. He let MMA podcaster and former fighter Brendan Schaub come to his defense:
“So I think by Chael doing this, it just adds to the legend of Chael Sonnen. He was protecting his girl. And for that dumbass who got absolutely annihilated by the great Chael Sonnen, you deserved it man. And that’s what you get.”
“Here’s what happened. Chael Sonnen was obviously working and he was with his wife and his wife is a f*cking saint and also a dime piece. And some drunk guy with his girl kept making comments about his wife, saying about her t**s, her a**, right in front of him. Well, play stupid games, win stupid prizes, cause you are talking and disrespecting one of the toughest guys on the planet and definitely one of the toughest ever to compete in the UFC or Bellator for that matter. And you’re doing it in front of his face, then there’s gonna be repercussions. And any guy that wanted to do that for their girl/ladies you got a girlfriend.”
Now it looks like Sonnen can breathe a sigh of relief – the matter has been resolved.
The misdemeanor battery case against Chael Sonnen was dismissed without prejudice today in Las Vegas Justice Court, per online records. Sonnen was issued five citations last month stemming from a hotel incident in which he was accused of battery against five people.
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) January 27, 2022
MMA community celebrated.
Chael Sonnen is in the clear.
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) January 27, 2022
— Morning Kombat (@morningkombat) January 27, 2022
One more in the win column,
One more for the highlight reel,
And one more for the BAD GUY @ChaelSonnen ?
— ZT (@TwistedSteel123) January 27, 2022
— Alen (@theAlenZalac) January 27, 2022
— RED CACHE (@RedCacheONLY) December 26, 2021