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8/7/13 11:08 PM
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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.

@MMAjunkieSteven

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


8/7/13 11:10 PM
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Why don't the Fertitas just start having these pricks whacked Phone Post
8/7/13 11:12 PM
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Good point Logic but, lest we forget, this expenditure of dues monies is of massive benefit to the average pot washer.
8/7/13 11:13 PM
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For fucks sake. Who they gonna call? Phone Post
8/7/13 11:16 PM
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logic672 - Why don't the Fertitas just start having these pricks whacked Phone Post
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logic672 - Why don't the Fertitas just start having these pricks whacked Phone Post
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I will be there in the 6th row.. Almost entirely to watch Shogun fight. I really, really hope nothing happens.

8/7/13 11:16 PM
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What a load of shit. You launder a little bit of money and it haunts you for the rest of your life. Phone Post 3.0
8/7/13 11:17 PM
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You know, for that I think Chael's a douche, this is idiotic and obviously a goddamn political manuever. Fuck them.
8/7/13 11:20 PM
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Lol! Perfect use of that gif Phone Post
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What cunts they are. Phone Post 3.0
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That's what you get for throwing all your push behind a convicted felon. ;-)

8/7/13 11:42 PM
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what a waste of taxpayer money, who the F cares about moral turpitude I'm shocked it's even a real thing I thought it was only a joke from the old Porky's movie
8/7/13 11:44 PM
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I doubt the commission would consider it a crime of moral turpitude anyway.
8/8/13 12:13 AM
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A phrase used in Criminal Law to describe conduct that is considered contrary to community standards of justice, honesty, or good morals.

Crimes involving moral turpitude have an inherent quality of baseness, vileness, or depravity with respect to a person's duty to another or to society in general. Examples include rape, forgery, Robbery, and solicitation by prostitutes.

Many jurisdictions impose penalties, such as deportation of Aliens and disbarment of attorneys, following convictions of crimes involving moral turpitude.

 

 

 

^^^in case anyone else wanted to know wtf moral turpitude meant^^^

8/8/13 12:43 AM
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These union guys are incredibly brazen.

At some point, one would think the union has to be pushing the line on some of the federal or state sharp business practice statutes. The union is ultimately just trying to extort a contract they have no right to. For all its fussing in how evil Zuffa is, the union in fact wants a deal with Zuffa's ownership.

The union's efforts, while technically legal, are never actually in the public nature of the various processes they've invoked--as here, where nobody in the union is really just a concerned Boston citizen who seriously cares about Sonnen's plea bargain. So everybody in the room will know that the union reps statements at the hearing are all just theater to get a unionization deal back in Vegas.

In my experience, the judiciary doesn't much like the feeling that government processes and officials are being "used" to further an end other than what is in the genuine interest of the parties.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Zuffa strike back at the union directly sometime in the future. Perhaps seeking government investigations and support as well. Phone Post 3.0
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That's what you get for throwing all your push behind a convicted felon. ;-)


Chael is a chump, needs a boost to fight clean fighters.
He is mentally weak.

Says the guy who eats things that would make a billy goat puke ,

then cry like a bitch when some cops have you cornered.

 

 

8/8/13 7:16 AM
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If I was a Member of the Culinary Union I would be furious at where our dues money is going [and I wouldn't be surprised if they were trying extort more money out of their members just for this]

Nevada is a Right to Work state. Workers do not have to join a Union like in a Forced Union state. [ex. NY] The Workers at Station Casinos had a vote. They voted against being Unionized. That should be the end of it.
8/8/13 7:29 AM
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Oh Sonnen's a cheat!!!! No shock here.
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Chael Sonnen's striking coach was on The Real MMA Today last night to talk about this. You can listen to it at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/therealmmatoday/2013/08/07/the-real-mma-today-interview-with-mma-coach-jamie-huey
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That's what you get for throwing all your push behind a convicted felon. ;-)


Chael is a chump, needs a boost to fight clean fighters.
He is mentally weak.
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8/8/13 8:58 AM
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8/8/13 9:33 AM
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Why are these scumbags even allowed to be alive?

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officedrone23 - Zuffa are starting to looking like real pushover pussies against the Culinary Union.

We can say members of the union should be furious at how their dues are wasted, but obviously they aren't. Zuffa is going to have to try another tactic other than hope the members of the Union get upset and tell the union leaders to stop.

The Culinary Union took NY away from the UFC. They are single handedly responsible for the UFC not being legal in NY. What is Zuffa going to do about it? Spend more money on lobbyists? You can't host an event at The Garden because of a fucking cooking union and you have nothing to say about it?

They have the airwaves. They have Fox. They need to go to on and host their own PSA on every single broadcast they have on PPV, the Ocho, wherever. Educate all fans about what the Culinary Union is doing. Take the fight to them. Shit, they would be appealing to drunk UFC fans at 11pm...there would be a massive response.

No, instead Dana is still making fun of Tito and over saturating the market with watered down cards.

Stop appealing to lawmakers with cash and prizes. Fuck them. Go to the people directly. You have the means of communication, use them you damned pussies. You're getting your asses kicked by fat union dorks pretending to be gangsters.

There is just one problem with UFC using Fox to get this message out. The Unions have all of the other Obama networks in their back pockets. They'll just demonize the UFC with the usual "They're against the average worker" spiel.

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