Former UFC fighter turned analyst Chael Sonnen is being sued by a hotel employee for assault and battery.
Last December, former UFC fighter and ESPN analyst Chael Sonnen was involved in an altercation in Las Vegas. According to reports at the time, Sonnen assaulted multiple people at a Four Seasons in Las Vegas, NV. It was reported that Sonnen attacked two people, a man, and a woman, choking one and splitting the lip of the other. He was later confronted by several security guards which he fought off as well. As a result of the incident, The man formally known as “The American Gangsta” was not arrested but charged with multiple misdemeanors.
Later several of the charges were dropped but he is still facing four counts of misdemeanor battery. There were also civil cases filed and now one more has been added to the pile.
Chael Sonnen is being sued for assault and battery by a hotel employee
In a report by MMA Fighting, it was stated that Sonnen is being sued by a man named Joshua Olds who filed a civil complaint on Dec. 8 in the Clark County District Court. It was not specified if this man is one of the ones involved in the criminal suit against the former fighter but seems to be stemming from the same incident last December.
The criminal case is still ongoing and has been continued recently. This man, Olds was a maintenance man at the Four Season and is claiming that Sonnen punched him in the face after a friend of Sonnen’s began a fight with Olds.
Since the incident, Sonnen has not been back to his position as an analyst for ESPN but hosts his own show on his YouTube channel. He often talks about current events in the MMA world and breaks down fights. He has not spoken about his case at all.