Crime thrown into Chael Sonnen hotel battle royal, but felony charges persist

Former UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen, who also worked at 205 pounds, heaved a sigh of relief this week after prosecutors threw out his battery charge, but the three-time title challenger and ESPN mouthpiece aren’t out of the woods just yet.

Sonnen, 44, is accused of injuring several people in an alleged hotel disaster in Las Vegas last December. The initial charges were dismissed without prejudice; however, prosecutors later filed an amended complaint that includes six felonies.

But not crime of strangulation.

Two of the victims named in the charges are Christopher and Julie Stellpflug of San Luis Obispo, Calif., who also filed a lawsuit against the ex-Bellator headliner and remain under doctor’s care “while recovering from concussion,” according to Las Vegas. Review – Log.

Old rival Jon Jones, meanwhile, just took the first exit off the high road.

“Man, everyone and their mom told my story when I was an asshole in Las Vegas,” Jones said after “The American Gangster” was indicted. Sonnen reportedly assaulted his wife, another woman along with about five men and crickets.

A police report indicates a total of five people were injured in the fight, including a guard who responded, but Sonnen — who retired with a record 31-17-1 and 12 finishes — insists he doesn’t remember the altercation after he had called Ambien to help him sleep.

A date for Sonnen’s next court appearance has yet to be determined.

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