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Oh, The Irony: Chael Sonnen Sues Co-Owner of Mean Street Pizza for Embezzlement


(A slice of feta, roasted garlic, and sun-dried tomato pizza priced at $8.99? We *must* be in the rough part of town.) 

When a fighter attempts to cheat or manipulate the system in the world of mixed martial arts, say by faking a glove tap and diving for a takedown, and is knocked unconscious as a result of his own dickishness, we usually chalk it up to Karma and call it a day. However, when a similar situation arises in everyday American society, it is not only acknowledged by those around it, but is often validated with a lawsuit.

Take Chael Sonnen, for instance, who you might recall was involved in a pesky little money-laundering scheme back in 2011 that ended in a $10,000 fine, probation, and the loss of his real estate license. You might also recall that Sonnen opened up a pizza joint last year for the sole purpose of trolling his way into a title shot against Jon Jones. It’s a move some would call “penny smart and dollar foolish,” but you simply can’t argue with his results. In either case, it appears that Sonnen must have consulted his list of personal acquaintances when determining a co-owner for the place, because he now finds himself playing the role of fraud victim rather than perpetrator. Via OregonLive:

Professional mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen is suing his business partner and the co-owner of his West Linn restaurant, claiming he embezzled $20,000 and owes Sonnen another nearly $23,000 in borrowed money and unpaid rent.

The lawsuit filed earlier this month in Clackamas County Circuit Court also seeks to oust Lee Gamble, who co-owns Mean Street Pizza with the Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter, from the limited liability corporation the pair run. 

My God, I haven’t seen irony that…ironic since Sonnen called out Lance Armstrong for PED usage while simultaneously using PED’s. Fraud is no laughing matter, but are any of you Taters finding as much hilarity in this story as we are?

-J. Jones

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crappiefloper- February 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm
@real
"May Cpt.. SwingDick bestow his blessings upon you"
You have now been gypsy cursed. MuWaHaHahahah!!!!
Thumblaster- February 26, 2013 at 8:29 am
@ realfightfan it does'nt take a war and peace length post to say you think gsp is on the juice and not to go all jayjitsu on you and correct your spelling noone is actually 2 words no one, I kept thinking you started talking about kj noones . Dick.
dranokills- February 26, 2013 at 7:22 am
"are any of you Taters finding as much hilarity in this story as we are?" apparently NOT.
Have I mentioned lately that you write the stupidest shit?
Yeah that's right, as I recall you mentioned how you thought you knew me as a real meanie....gee I'm sorry.......I'm sorry you suck so bad and that you write for cagepotato.
mma4ever- February 26, 2013 at 7:21 am
HEy.Realfightfan...Fuck..Off Nobody Reads Your Books ..Short And Sweet
cman- February 25, 2013 at 10:32 pm
You know, for all his bullshit he has shown to also be more than a bit a man of some moral fortitude. I give you a shoe lick on national tv to settle a bet, somehow won over bones making the first TUF coaching tandem to start as enemies and walk out friends, his whole team praising his approach and actual attempt to teach them how to get to the next step, and you drag back 2 years to slam him. Yet you guys can't recall 1 fight back to overlook a bad performance?
Yup IRONY.
realfighterfan- February 26, 2013 at 3:18 am
Simple case of Bad Karma in the world of shady charactors as CHEAT Sonnen lives each and every day of his life. AS much as don't respect Sonnen for cheating in first Silva fight and probably a few fights before that one i still stand by he won't be remembered as the biggest cheater in MMA history as that title easily without any disputes goes to Nate "THE CHEAT" Marquardt. However as we have all seen with even extremely wealthy athletes such as Lance Armstong that somehow no matter how much an athlete may think he has all his bases ie: (skeletons) buried the truth always has a way of coming out as I beleive will SOME DAY be the case in at least 10 years of heavy PED usuage by GSP. No i don't have any proof other than the obvious signs but no matter what their is always someone in the know that will get disgruntled at some point in the future. Will it be in next few years? probably not more like 5-10 years from now when maybe alot people may not care much because by then it will have become a proven FACT that at least 90% of all MMA fighters have all been using PED's, EPO's, synthetic testosterone, HGH, Victor Conte's undetectable designer steroids and a host of others most people includingmyself have never even heard of. I do believe because NO ALTHLETIC commission currently tests for most of these PED's that i listed GSP is using HGH, for sure EPO's and I believe steroid usuage in his early 20's is one of the main reasons his body has been so prone to injurys as it is well known in sports world that PED usage in early 20's causes extreme strength gains that causes ligaments, tendons, muscle fibers become overly stressed and stretched well beyond normal and that is why you see super athletes like GSP and others start breaking down in their late 20's and early 30's even though they still look to be in phenomimal shape. Commom injurys seen fom early steroids usuage are hamstring pulls-tears, abductor type pulls, Knee ligament failures even in athletes who had never had any previous meniscus tears at early ages going abck to high school as in Football players. I strongly believe in next 10 years GSP will become the Lance Armstrong of MMA and his entire camp will be exposed along with his protege Rory Mcdonald who has had to back out of at least 3 or 4 fights in last 2 years due to injury at the very very young age of 23. Its well known that the UFC and GSP have already made a deal to make sure Rory basically gets put in position to take over for GSP as champ. Just wait and see we will more examples of GSP maing sure Hendricks doesn't get the title shot he deserves as the very best top WW will be given bad matchups to better the chances of them lsoing before they ever get their DESERVED TITLE SHOTS. basically exact same thing that happened to Hendricks. AS farRory and what i consider OBVIOUS steroid usuage everyone now dismisses this because he finally submitted to VADA testing. Problem is most if not all MMA fans fail to realize that TRISTAR and Rory were able to buy themselves over 3 weeks during the initial negotiating of said testing and within days of finalizing and signing the VADA agreement and before any tests could be done Rory or (TRISTAR)- Firasi magically were able to put VADA testing on hold another 8 weeks because Rory is suddenly given a reprieve with a cut over his eye so all added up it ended up being at least 11 weeks before any VADA testing was done on Rory. Sorry I don't buy into it one damn bit and you ask anyone that handles any kind of testing 11 weeks is more han enough to time clean up the system. Trust me a cut is peanuts compared to Rory exposing himself let alone Tristar.

Regardless of how much I am onvinced tristar is dirty NOONE in MMA is more dirty with PED usuage than GSP's very close training partner teammate Nate "THE CHEAT" Marquardt who has been given 4 chances by UFC and idf anyone thinks for a minute that a career long steroid abuser going all the way back to his days in Pancrace is japan its is impossible that Nate "THE CHEAT" just suddely goes cold turkey off TRTw which he was prescribed 200 MG shots twice a week of synthetic testosterone. Any doctor will tell you a 34 yr old athlete who has abused steroids all during his 20's and then abuses TRT where he was conistantly jacking his test levels well above nasically cyccling testosterone during his training camsp and tapering down to get under the insanley high levels tahta re currently allowed of 740 then he is busted twice thawe know of in during that year. Ask any doctor the 200 mg twice a week of sythetic testosterone is a insanly high amount of test to be prescribed and he still found it neccessary to jack up his injection even more. So my point is all marquardt did and succeeded in doing was DOOPING ALL OF YOU and the commissions and UFC that by saying he no longer needs the LEGAL JUICE he won now he doesn't have to worry about being pop tested by the commission the bulls eye is gon from them and the UFC andf fans yet Nate "THE CHEAT" who one year before cried nonstop on Ariels radio show how his test levels were so low he couldn't train anymore, it ruined his marriage and he had no energy but then bam after ayear of abusing TRT program and god knows what else since they don't test for HGH, EPO's, Conte designer steroids tec nate suddenly is cured liek a miracle has happened which anyone with a half of friggen brain seeing him walk inot the cage against Woodley isn the best most ripped shape of his life which is medically IMPOSSIBLE for someone who supposely had LOW TESTOSTERONE which he had been tested for and given a TRT exmeption even though at taht time we all knew his LOW T was from all his years of steroid abuse but noone cared then and they don't care now and he now has it made and instead even though him an dSonnen are the only 2 fighters that have been busted for abusing the TRT program all the heat from DANA and fans comes down on Vitor Belfort because of one failed test back in 2006. My point is Nate has beat the system and if anyone should be being tested almsot monthly just on hhis history of abusing and being caught with elavted levels twice not to mention his insanely high levels of illegal steroids he was bustedw ith NANDRLONE (DECA) in 2005. NOONE is abigger cheater than nate "THE CHEAT" marqaurdt but instead all the other TRT users who haven't been busted abusing what it was meant for are taking all the heat for marquardt abuse of the system.

https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=&oq=Jon+Fitch+dodged+Aaron+Simpsosn&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGRP_enUS505US505&q=dana+said+marquardt+was+given+4+chances&gs_l=hp..2.41l958.0.0.2.5793820...........0.6AsaOzYzt6Q
Mr_Misanthropy- February 26, 2013 at 11:31 am
Webster's unabridged dictionary thinks your quote is long.

I also love that you feebly attempted to put a paragraph break in your rambling incoherent discourse.
algiersheadkick504- February 25, 2013 at 7:50 pm
This gets paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to get his ass whooped by the best in the world and what does he do for pocket money?? Sues friend
Get Off Me- February 25, 2013 at 7:05 pm
Sometimes these things happen in the Hospitality Industry.
RageTomato- February 25, 2013 at 6:22 pm
Good call, Jones. If you've done something illegal, people are allowed to be guilty of the exact same actions without any repercussions. Makes sense. Must be a slow news day.
beef_kurtains- February 25, 2013 at 6:10 pm
Your love for Chael knows no bounds Jones, no bounds.
smellypiratehooker- February 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm
- It's time to take a stand, when your partner steals 20 grand.

-If Gamble is selling the pizza dough, then you pay chael what you owe.
Mr_Misanthropy- February 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Sometimes when you partner with Gamble you come up snake eyes.
teep- February 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm
This is the funniest thing I have read all day, Jones! I love how Chael thinks he is always sticking up for what is right. "What emotion is going to propel you to win a fight? Fear, sadness, anger, frustration, No.. This." I guess it is not his fist this time, it is his lawyer!
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