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UFC’s Chael Sonnen Sentenced to Probation, Fine in Money Laundering Case

Chael SonnenChael Sonnen was sentenced to two years probation, fined $10,000, and forced to forfeit his real estate license for his role in a money-laundering scheme in an Oregon courtroom Friday.

According to Mike Chiapetta, Sonnen admitted to taking part in a financial transaction designed to hide illicit funds. Two other separately charged defendants had already been sentenced and three more are awaiting have yet to be sentenced.

Terms of Sonnen’s probation have yet to be announced.

Sonnen will now be looking to get back into the octagon with this and his suspension for a failed drug test prior to UFC 117 behind him. Sonnen’s UFC contract has been frozen since news broke about Chael’s legal issues back in January. Sonnen has not fought since he lost to middleweight champ Anderson Silva at UFC 117.

Sonnen was recently reported as a likely coach for The Ultimate Fighter 14 opposite Michael Bisping, but UFC President Dana White since said Sonnen’s issues have made the plan unlikely.

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