Manager: Sonnen will be licensed for UFC on FOX Sports 1


The culinary union once again tried and failed to strike in its vendetta against the Fertita-owned UFC. A union group had filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Athletic Commission, requesting the denial of Chael Sonnen's license to fight at UFC on FOX Sports 1 on Aug 17 in Boston, based on being convicted of a crime of moral turpitude:

Chael Patrick Sonnen is scheduled to compete in a professional mixed martial art event put on by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (“UFC”) at the TD Garden on August 17, 2013.

We anticipate that Sonnen will apply for a professional unarmed combat license in accordancewith 523 CMR § 6.01. We urge that the license be denied because Mr. Sonnen has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude.

The Commission has the authority to deny an application for a license “if it finds that the applicant has performed any act which would, if performed by a licensee, subject the licensee to discipline pursuant to 523 CMR 20.00 and 21.00.” 523 CMR § 6.13(1). “A license issued by the Commission may be suspended if the holder is arrested or convicted on a charge involving moral turpitude.” 523 CMR § 20.15.

On January 3, 2011, Mr. Sonnen was convicted of money laundering in violation of 18U.S.C. § 1956.

read entire petition...

This morning at 8:00 am the Massachusetts State Boxing Commission held a closed-door meeting to determine whether Sonnen would receive a license to fight.

Now MMAJunkie's Steven Marrocco reports that all is well.


Chael Sonnen's manager tells me MSAC meeting wrapped. His understanding that Chael will be licensed for FS 1.

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Fryedtakyama owns me, it's normal site profile image  

8/9/13 8:38 AM by Fryedtakyama owns me, it's normal

Lol at formrchump. Keep sucking that union dick bro. They had and sometimes have their purpose like when they were making young kids clean huge beer barrels, but for the most part their money grabbing thugs who destroy alot of starting up business(I've witnessed this first hand). Ok glad they help you, I really am. But lets not act like they are a cure all for any industry.

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8/9/13 8:22 AM by Arse Face

I envision crab-like people.

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8/9/13 5:18 AM by ChaosOverkill

why do I envision the real leaders of the Culinary union as angry obese women?

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8/9/13 5:14 AM by fightharder

You are absolutely right. Unions do have there value.But are you actually defending the Culinary union actions here or are just just sticking up for the right to unionize is general.Because it strikes me as a strange that Station Casino staff seems to be moderately to very happy with there current employment situation. Hence there seem to be little to know need for unionization at Station.Apart from that,how does getting involved with Zuffa have anything to do with the employment issue at Station casino's. Unions have limited budgets. So how could the spend insane amount of money,goodwill and capital on an issue that is not even directly related to the rights of there members.So you can agree that the leadership of the union in question is at least questionable right?

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8/9/13 4:59 AM by fightharder

You wont last 25 seconds with Sonnen either my friend.You do know the difference between training as an amateur and the training professional athletes do.I been kickboxing,of an on, for 7 years now. I am from the Netherlands so we have a reasonable (understatement of the year) talent pool around here. I would not even contemplate getting in the ring with the A level professional dudes out here. Had a friend who was reasonable talented when it came to grappling,boxing and wrestling. He still got his ass handed to him in his three professional MMA bouts.I do believe that you might be a decent fighter but you are overestimating yourself tremendously.And even though i love Shogun Sonnen will grind out the victory.

FormrChamp site profile image  

8/9/13 3:57 AM by FormrChamp

And another....I'll compare my paycheck,health care and annuity to you any day....

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8/9/13 3:55 AM by FormrChamp

And another....

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8/9/13 3:54 AM by FormrChamp

Another tool that jumps on the bandwagon and doesn't know shit about unions.....

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8/8/13 11:01 PM by ssj

lol @ just shilling it for zuffa

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8/8/13 4:05 PM by clown makeup

Not unreasonable at all when if it is good for the goose it is good for the gander id est if the UFC is to spend thousands upon thousands going out of their way to shut down “streaming” out of bounds of legality, why not this particular entity effecting equally appearing “ridiculous” and “harsh” attempts to cull out of bound possible illegalities on the UFC’s part? Perhaps this Union hosts a streaming website and is “getting back” at Dana White? If the one goes way overboard on their agenda, who is to complain when the either does to.