Recentelijk kon je op MMAplanet lezen dat Chael Sonnen een straf boven het hoofd hangt, in verband met een fraudezaak. Nu heeft de UFC in overleg met Sonnen besloten om hem voor onbepaalde tijd te schorsen.
UFC president Dana White zegt hier over: “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. I spoke with Chael earlier today and he agrees that setting priorities in his life is the best thing for him right now. I sincerely hope Chael is able to straighten out his personal life.”
De manager van Sonnen zegt in een reactie aan MMAFighting.com: “Chael Sonnen and the UFC have mutually decided that Chael will take some time off from his fight career to focus on the resolution of some personal issues. Chael looks forward to returning to the octagon in the near future and resuming his quest for the UFC middleweight title”.