The news is just not getting any better for Chael Sonnen.
The retired mixed martial arts fighter and current MMA analyst is facing allegations of attacking a woman and her husband in Las Vegas in December. The details are grizzly, according to TMZ, as he is being accused of “allegedly threw a woman into a light fixture and struck her” at the Four Seasons Hotel. The altercation reportedly involved “several other people, including security guards.”
It was reported last week that the former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter was charged with felony battery by strangulation and 10 misdemeanor battery charges.
New police documents say that Sonnen punched a man in the jaw as he was coming out of his hotel room. That man would call security after returning to his room. Shortly afterward, Sonnen then encountered a couple in the hallway and “got aggressive immediately.”
Christopher Stellpflug and his wife, Julie Stellpflug, told police that Sonnen attacked them. In the midst of tackling Christopher to the ground and repeatedly hitting him, Julie tried to stop him, but then he “threw her against a light fixture and socked her in the face,” according to police. Christopher told police that Julie suffered a split lip.
The Stellpflugs are suing Sonnen, saying they both suffered concussions.
Sonnen said that he “did not have memory of anything” when police questioned him. He told police he and his wife took a sleeping pill hours before the alleged attack and he “could not recall anything else.”
A hearing in Sonnen’s criminal case is scheduled for later this week.