Previous UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen faces approximately a dozen prices stemming from a December incident in Las Vegas.
According to online court docket information, Sonnen was hit with 10 misdemeanor fees of battery and just one felony cost of battery by strangulation. He is thanks for his initial court docket physical appearance April 27 in Las Vegas. TMZ Sports on Tuesday was first to report the filings, which transpired March 14.
The alleged incident took place Dec. 18 at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. To begin with dealing with five misdemeanor battery counts for alleged altercations with 5 different individuals, Sonnen had the prices “dismissed by the court docket without having prejudice.” There was a probability that the costs could be refiled at a later day.
Police explained to MMA Preventing in January that Sonnen never ever was arrested or placed in jail, but he was issued citations and escorted off the home. A video printed by TMZ Sports activities displays a gentleman who appears to be Sonnen currently being escorted down a hallway with his palms at the rear of his back and T-shirt close to his shoulders.
Sonnen, 44, has not competed considering that 2019 but has served in an analyst role for numerous stations and promotions, which includes the UFC and Bellator, as effectively as heading grappling promotion Submission Underground. He has not nevertheless commented on the fees filed against him.