Chael Sonnen Forced To Withdraw From Political Campaign


Past real estate dealings have forced UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen to withdraw from his bid for political office.

“In the best interests of my district, I am resigning from my campaign for the Oregon House of Representatives. A 2006 legal issue has arisen that needs my immediate attention. I am not at liberty to disclose the details, but my name was involved in a real estate case that requires a ruling. If the ruling is adverse, I would be disqualified from running for office until 2011. So, given that possibility, I have chosen to withdraw my name as a candidate in 2010. I will continue to contribute to my community and ensure that we have a capable candidate to run for my district in November.” [Fight Magazine]

Sonnen gave no details about the “Ruling” he is involved in.