MMA legend Chael Sonnen received five separate battery citations on Dec. 19 after being involved in an alleged fight at a luxury Las Vegas hotel.
“The American Gangster” was not arrested, but was removed from hotel property. Sonnen hasn’t made a statement since the incident, but Brendan Schaub provided details of the encounter that shed new light on the situation.
“There is news about Chael Sonnen being apprehended at a Las Vegas hotel cited for battery,” Schaub said on his “below the belt“Podcast. “I spoke to Chael, asked him if he needed anything, bail or something. I love Chael.
” Here is what happened. Chael was obviously working and he was with his wife, and his wife is a fucking saint, and also a dime. And a drunk guy with his girlfriend kept commenting on his wife, her tits, her ass, right in front of him,” Schaub explained.
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“Play stupid games, win stupid prizes because you talk and disrespect one of the toughest guys on the planet, and certainly one of the toughest to ever compete in the UFC, or Bellator by the way. And you do it in front of his face. There will be repercussions.
Schaub indicated that Chael’s situation was not what it originally seemed, and Sonnen was justified in his actions.
“Any guy that wouldn’t do this for his girlfriend, ladies, you have a girlfriend,” Schaub said. “I think Chael does that, it just adds to the legend of Chael Sonnen. He was protecting his daughter.
From Schaub’s perspective, the individual with whom the incident began deserved what he got.
“And for that jerk who was completely wiped out by the great Chael Sonnen, you deserved it. And that’s what you get. You pay stupid games, you win stupid prizes.
“This is not a case of Chael hitting his wife like Jon (Jones) did, although I think they dropped the charges. This is not a case of Chael Sonnen being stoned and destroyed his Bentley with strippers in the car. This is not a case of Chael and domestic violence in any form,” Schaub said.
“I think everyone should withhold judgment for more details,” Schaub said. “He’s in Vegas. He heads for his room. A drunk guy and his girlfriend start talking shit to his girlfriend. The guy can’t stop commenting on his girlfriend and her look, especially her breasts. And you’re dealing with a guy from Chael Sonnen, who happens to be one of the greatest fighters to ever step into the octagon. He defended his girlfriend and beat up the guy. That’s all there is.
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