Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen has been arrested in Las Vegas on 11 counts of battery, including a felony charge of battery by strangulation. The incident, which took place on December 18th last year, shocked netizens and the UFC community.
Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen Arrested
Sonnen was initially charged with five battery citations, but they were dismissed in January without prejudice. The charges can be refiled, and a new criminal complaint was filed on March 16th by the Clark County district attorney with the Las Vegas justice court.
Sonnen, 44, is best known for his rivalry with longtime former middleweight champion Anderson Silva. He was working as an MMA analyst for ESPN, but the network has announced that he will no longer appear on their broadcasts as the case develops.
According to experts, Sonnen allegedly punched one man, kicked another, slapped a third, punched a fourth, and hit a fifth man with his elbow. The incident was captured on video and has since gone viral on social media platforms. Many are curious about the details of the case and the charges against Sonnen.