Posted On:3/04/2011 5:57am
Style: MMA / MT / BJJ
I'm sure most of you have heard the news that Chael Sonnen has been suspended from the UFC after being convicted of money laundering.
"Sonnen pled guilty to charges of money laundering in connection with mortgage fraud on January 3, 2011. The maximum sentence is 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, but as a result of his plea and agreeing to cooperate with the investigation into a ring of mortgage fraud, Sonnen is expected to receive two years probation, a $10,000 fine, and the revocation of his realtor license. Sonnen, a licensed realtor in the State of Oregon, admitted that a financial transaction he conducted was designed to conceal or disguise the ownership and control of the proceeds of wire fraud.
As the agent for a home sale, Sonnen told the title company to pay a plumbing company for repairs, even though he knew that they would not be carried out. After the mortgage company agreed to the loan, the plumbing company was paid $69,000, and then the plumbing company, at Sonnen's direction, paid the home buyer $65,000.. Sentencing is expected to take place on March 28th, 2011."
So First the failed drug test now this, How much do you think this will affect his career?
And just as he started his trash talking of Bisping. Was looking forward to that fight.
Posted On:3/04/2011 7:22am
it will affect him money wise offcourse,
when/if he gets back he'll play the though streets made me do it card.
many will not believe it, most will not care.
the he fights again and everyone will be fine
(and whispering in the background)
Posted On:3/04/2011 8:06am
Style: Keyboard Warrior
Guess this won't help Chael's political ambitions. Any idea how long he will be suspended from the UFC? I'd like to see Sonnen vs. Bisping just for the epic troll-fest that would be sure to lead up to a fight. Or maybe Chael could further refine his comedy in pro wrestling if that's an option.
Posted On:3/06/2011 9:24pm
I believe Dana suspended him the moment he had agreed to the plea bargain which was a couple of months ago no? Dana just said that he could come back when he took care of all of his personal business. Chael is a HUGE draw...atleast I feel he will be. I see him getting back in the fold sometime in the summer. I believe his 6 month suspension with the california athletic comission is already up.
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Posted On:3/06/2011 9:47pm
Style: StrikeyGrappling & WW2-fu
Funny, before I just thought that Chael was a colossal douche bag, & now we all know that he actually is a colossal douche bag.
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Posted On:3/07/2011 10:21pm
Originally Posted by MrJ
I'd like to see Sonnen vs. Bisping just for the epic troll-fest that would be sure to lead up to a fight.
This. Sonnen is a huge douchebag but he's definitely the right man to give Bisping a beating and precede it with epic trash talk.
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Posted On:3/08/2011 1:13am
Style: Judo, Jujitsu
As I was reading the OP I was finding the story intriguing. By the time I got down to the reply box I don't care anymore. Chael Sonnen just has never gotten any interest from me.
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Posted On:3/11/2011 7:52am
If Sonnen and Bisping fight, I'll be rooting for the roof to collapse.
Posted On:3/17/2011 6:02pm
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Sonnen is a joke, the problem is he doesn't know he is the punchline
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