Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen faces almost a dozen fees stemming from a December incident in Las Vegas.
According to on-line courtroom data, Sonnen was strike with 10 misdemeanor charges of battery and a person felony charge of battery by strangulation. He is thanks for his original court docket visual appeal April 27 in Las Vegas. TMZ Sports on Tuesday was very first to report the filings, which transpired March 14.
The alleged incident took location Dec. 18 at the 4 Seasons lodge. To begin with struggling with 5 misdemeanor battery counts for alleged altercations with five separate persons, Sonnen experienced the charges “dismissed by the court docket devoid of prejudice.” There was a risk that the rates could be refiled at a later on day.
Police informed MMA Preventing in January that Sonnen never was arrested or positioned in jail, but he was issued citations and escorted off the home. A movie released by TMZ Athletics demonstrates a gentleman who appears to be Sonnen being escorted down a hallway with his fingers driving his back and T-shirt all over his shoulders.
Sonnen, 44, has not competed given that 2019 but has served in an analyst purpose for a variety of stations and promotions, which includes the UFC and Bellator, as perfectly as heading grappling promotion Submission Underground. He has not yet commented on the rates submitted in opposition to him.