UFC Refugee Chael Sonnen Owes Nevada 250,000 Big Ones

UFC Refugee Chael Sonnen Owes Nevada 250,000 Big Ones

UFC head honcho Dana White might have spoken a bit candidly when he said that Chael Sonnen is kicking back on a pile of money for retirement.

According to paperwork snagged by MMA Junkie, the Nevada State Athletic Commission is fining Chael $250,000 bucks for his latest round of failed drug tests, which makes sense if you count $50,000 for each PED(Or $1000 per testosterone shot?).  

That's not chump change either, since it's exactly what Chael made in his last two fights:

UFC 167: $100,000
UFC Fight Night 26: $100,000 + $50,000 Bonus

Here's the thing, though—Chael doesn't have to (and probably won't) pay a damn thing.

Although the NSAC can make sure Chael's never licensed to fight again, that kinda doesn't matter if he stays retired. I mean, they don't have the power or authority to arrest him. And sure, the NSAC could sue him, but those poor doofuses can barely keep their offices clean.

Besides, we'd totally bet that Chael's the kind of guy who'll B.S. about the fee, say he "meant to pay it," and never actually does. Gangster.

McKinley Noble

McKinley Noble lives in San Francisco and somehow makes a living out of playing video games, watching pro wrestling, and writing about typical UFC stuff. He doesn't know how he does it, either. He also has a pretty unhealthy obsession with Japanese MMA champion Rin Nakai, but we don't really like to talk about that.


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+11 # TerribleTim 2014-07-09 12:53
Oh my god!!!! Real news!!!!!!!
-2 # lo 2014-07-09 15:53
And it's two days old.
+6 # TerribleTim 2014-07-09 23:40
Better late than never?

I'm just happy to read an article that wasn't a fictional imagination written by someone trying too hard to be "edgy".
+7 # jt33 2014-07-09 13:52
should have fined him a million to make sure he stays retired..
-11 # MMAsshole 2014-07-09 14:34
that was the most unwarranted, douchey, dickhead comment ever posted on middleeasy. EVER. i know you're new here, but back when Zues used to run the joint, this was a classy, respectful place, where constructive free flow of mma ideas and passions spread like wildfire.

thanks for bringing us all to a new low buddy.
+4 # GONZO 2014-07-09 15:14
Chill out
+5 # SnakeJake 2014-07-09 16:25
What? Are you serious? jt33 has been here for ages and is almost always respectful. This is nowhere near the douchiest comment ever.
+9 # TDM 2014-07-09 16:58
Chill, guy. MMAsshole has been a MiddleEasy troll for a long time. Just ignore what he posts.
+2 # Brendan 2014-07-09 14:25
Holy low testosterone Batman!

-5 # bayzel22 2014-07-09 14:30
Chael sucks. Biggest douche ever. Anderson sub his bitch ass and crushed his fucking chest: GANGSTER SHIT
+1 # Bobby2k 2014-07-09 15:54
Haha he will probably claim that he had no chance to pay because nobody gave him the payment details. He went to great lengths to get them at every opportunity but since he was never informed about this he couldn't have possibly paid the fine
+3 # Ravelife 2014-07-11 12:27
People sure are fast to shit all over someone when they are down.

He retired. He accepted responsibility. If you were ever entertained by this man whether his fights, antics, or commentary and you are here shitting on him when he is literally at the worst point in his life: Fuck You.

I could not stand the dude way back, until I finally picked up that he was being the heel to make people interested in him even tho he was usually kind of a dull wrestler. He promoted himself into a huge figure in MMA history, literally the greatest self promoter the sport has yet seen and it is not even CLOSE.

He was willing to fight anyone at any time even knowing how bad the odds were (Jon Jones ALMOST lost his belt to a toe injury, and that is a fucking FACT BITCH).

Again: all you motherfuckers talking trash about an iconic MMA figure can fuck right on off with your nobody ass life. Everyone will remember Chael for good or bad.

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