UFC Suspends Chael Sonnen and Temporarily Freezes Contract

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SmileR
1/4/11 6:51:45PM
The news was first reported by TMZ.com, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) subsequently confirmed the suspension with a source close to the fighter.

"Chael Sonnen has gone through a lot in the last few months, and we think it's important for him to focus on getting his personal life together before focusing on his career in the UFC," UFC president Dana White told TMZ.com.

MMAjunkie.com was not immediately able to reach White for comment.

On Monday, MMAjunkie.com reported that Sonnen had been targeted for a UFC 128 matchup with Yoshihiro Akiyama. That bout is now apparently on hold, as TMZ.com reports Sonnen's contract "has been temporarily frozen."

The length of Sonnen's suspension has yet to be revealed.

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lohmann
1/4/11 6:54:23PM
Lol.
FrankTheTank1181
1/4/11 7:00:16PM
Seems like the right thing to do with Sonnen facing possible jail time.
Chael_Sonnen
1/4/11 7:48:42PM
He won't be frozen long.
SpiderSilva
1/4/11 8:01:56PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen

He will be frozen for a long time.



FROZEN!

Is it me or does when Anderson triangle someone for the win their careers fall apart?
prozacnation1978
1/4/11 8:09:52PM
What a bad year he has had
I highly doubt he gets any time probably a few years probation
But ufc suspending him was right thing to do
Curious to see how long it is
ncordless
1/4/11 8:12:24PM
I didn't like the matchmaking anyway. Why was Akiyama getting a fight against Sonnen coming off of two losses anyway?
FastKnockout
1/4/11 9:20:20PM
Karma is a bitch.
ChokeUout
1/4/11 10:12:30PM

Posted by FastKnockout

Karma is a bitch.



Haha, I was thinking the same thing...

2 minutes away from becoming Champion:

-Then he gets caught in the triangle/armbar

-Then he gets popped for banned substances

-Then pleads guilty for money launcering


I would say karma has soundly b**chslapped Chael Sonnen
Chael_Sonnen
1/4/11 10:26:55PM

Posted by ChokeUout


Posted by FastKnockout

Karma is a bitch.



Haha, I was thinking the same thing...

2 minutes away from becoming Champion:

-Then he gets caught in the triangle/armbar

-Then he gets popped for banned substances

-Then pleads guilty for money launcering


I would say karma has soundly b**chslapped Chael Sonnen



He'll be back

And the whole MW Division will be crapping in their pants.
Franklinfan47
1/4/11 11:02:52PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen


Posted by ChokeUout


Posted by FastKnockout

Karma is a bitch.



Haha, I was thinking the same thing...

2 minutes away from becoming Champion:

-Then he gets caught in the triangle/armbar

-Then he gets popped for banned substances

-Then pleads guilty for money launcering


I would say karma has soundly b**chslapped Chael Sonnen



He'll be back

And the whole MW Division will be crapping in their pants.



Perhaps Chael can launder their pants for them.
wrona666
1/4/11 11:04:54PM
If he is pleading guilty that means he had probably made some kind of plea bargain and i doubt that includes any jail time or he probably would be pleading not guilty.........
emfleek
1/4/11 11:05:06PM

Posted by Franklinfan47


Posted by Chael_Sonnen

And the whole MW Division will be crapping in their pants.



Perhaps Chael can launder their pants for them.



Chael_Sonnen
1/4/11 11:30:20PM

Posted by Franklinfan47


Posted by Chael_Sonnen


Posted by ChokeUout


Posted by FastKnockout

Karma is a bitch.



Haha, I was thinking the same thing...

2 minutes away from becoming Champion:

-Then he gets caught in the triangle/armbar

-Then he gets popped for banned substances

-Then pleads guilty for money launcering


I would say karma has soundly b**chslapped Chael Sonnen



He'll be back

And the whole MW Division will be crapping in their pants.



Perhaps Chael can launder their pants for them.



I admit...that was pretty funny
mattjonesy
1/5/11 6:57:45AM
Hes lucky its just froze! Any other pro athlete in any other sport would definetly be suspended or thrown off the team.
postman
1/5/11 9:44:01AM
He plead guilty and agreed on 2 years probation and $10,000 fine
icantthinkofanything
1/5/11 10:30:41AM
I wanna say he threw away a chance to keep getting UFC money, but only a few guys get lots of money, and its not NFL money, for sure. he gave away fame, but I dont think he cares about other peoples opinions or he would not risk his reputation making statements and other things that have given Chael negative press.
I hope he comes back because he can expose other fighters lack of mma skills in terms of wrestling, and be a good gateway guy, if not champ himself.
Chael needs BJJ defense, or Champ and Chael will never be said together imo.

I stopped liking Chael when he refuted his tapout vs Anderson. Usually people tap or passout, not tap while passed out, but hey I am no expert on being unconscious (or spelling), it just didnt seem like he was out, and all the stuff about being tough (imo)was unhelpful in that triangle situation, because he was submitted by tapping out!!
Leben doesn't tap when getting choked, that is TUF imo.
tallica62
1/5/11 11:01:45AM
he's been through alot...he may have shot himself in the foot...wonder if he'll be able to recover after all this

my prediction...gets canned by UFC...floats around other organizations, never making a dent....always known as a "has been" and the guy taht "almost" beat anderson
vomitshovel
1/5/11 11:05:26AM
Anyone find it ironic that after everything, it was Chael Sonnen saying he would end Silva's career. Kinda backfired lilbit...
Bubbles
1/5/11 11:14:33AM
hopefully this fight will get bumped back to 129 :D
Hendo67
1/5/11 11:47:14AM
jae_1833
1/5/11 10:29:25PM

Posted by icantthinkofanything
I stopped liking Chael when he refuted his tapout vs Anderson.


Let's not forget when he did the same to Paulo Filho!
pmoney
1/5/11 11:54:20PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen


Posted by ChokeUout


Posted by FastKnockout

Karma is a bitch.



Haha, I was thinking the same thing...

2 minutes away from becoming Champion:

-Then he gets caught in the triangle/armbar

-Then he gets popped for banned substances

-Then pleads guilty for money launcering


I would say karma has soundly b**chslapped Chael Sonnen



He'll be back

And the whole MW Division will be crapping in their pants.



True enough! Chael was whooping people soundly before all of this mess. He will come back strong. I think what Rampage did after he lost his title to Forrest Griffin was worse and hardly anyone seems to remember or care.
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