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Chael Sonnen Cited For Misdemeanor Battery Against Five People In Las Vegas

December 21, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Chael Sonnen was detained and cited over the weekend for an incident in which he allegedly battered five people in a Las Vegas hotel. MMA Fighting reports that police in Las Vegas have confirmed the retired MMA fighter was given five citations for misdemeanor battery after being detailed on Saturday night following a report of a fight at the Luxor Hotel and Casino.

Police responded to a call about the incident at 7:33 PM local time on Saturday, with Las Vegas Police Public Information Officer Larry Hadfield issuing a statement to the outlet that read:

“Sonnen was issued a battery citation for each individual victim, then escorted off property. Due to the fact the misdemeanors were committed outside of a police officer’s presence, an arrest was not conducted.”

Hadfield told MMA Fighting that police worked with hotel security, who were also responding.

TMZ has a video from a bystander which appears to show Sonnen being led along by police down a hotel hallway in cuffs. The site reports that Sonnen was seen “banging on the door of a hotel room” and then ended up in an altercation with a couple.

Sonnen has yet to comment on the matter, though former UFC fighter Brendan Schaub discussed the incident on his Below the Belt podcast. Schaub said he had spoken with Sonnen and relayed his story of what went down (transcript per Sportskeeda):

“Here’s what happened. Is Chael was obviously working and he was with his wife and his wife is a f**king 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.”

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