Former UFC, Bellator Fighter Chael Sonnen Detained By Police, Given Multiple Citations
Former UFC and Bellator fighter Chael Sonnen was taken away in handcuffs after an alleged altercation at a hotel in Las Vegas.
Sonnen, 44, was detained by police on Saturday and handed five citations of misdemeanor battery. He was not, however, arrested.
The former light heavyweight contender was “banging on the door of a hotel room” prior engaging in a physical altercation with a couple he encountered afterwards, the report said.
TMZ said that paramedics responded to the call. No injuries were reported.
Sonnen retired from MMA in 2019. He is currently part of Bellator’s commentary team and a UFC analyst for ESPN.
He competed for the UFC middleweight title twice and once for the UFC light heavyweight title. He lost in all of them.
Sonnen’s first matchup with Anderson Silva in 2010 was named “Fight of the Year” in the MMA awards.