View Full Version : Chael Sonnen sues 'Mean Street Pizza' business partner for $42,600

02-26-2013, 04:03 PM
From MMAMania.com

You can't cheat a cheat.

Chael Sonnen (http://www.sbnation.com/mma/fighter/122570/chael-sonnen) -- who copped to a money laundering charge in U.S. District Court back in 2011 (http://www.mmamania.com/2011/3/28/2078007/chael-sonnen-real-estate-scandal-money-laundering-sentencing-hearing) -- is tangled in another legal mess; however, he's apparently on the opposite side of the aisle and the stakes aren't nearly as high.

OregonLive.com (http://www.oregonlive.com/west-linn/index.ssf/2013/02/ufc_fighter_chael_sonnen_sues.html) reports that Sonnen recently filed a lawsuit against his business partner, Lee Gamble, claiming that he embezzled $20,000 and owes him "another nearly $23,000 in borrowed money and unpaid rent." Sonnen and Gamble currently co-own "Mean Street Pizza" in West Linn, Ore., home of "The Jon Jones (http://www.sbnation.com/mma/fighter/122514/jon-jones)," a special pizza loaded with chicken and full of cheese (http://www.mmamania.com/2012/8/25/3268630/chael-sonnens-pizzeria-mean-street-pizza-has-a-new-special-going-on).

Sonnen -- who is serving as coach on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 on FX opposite Jones and will fight the reigning Light Heavyweight (http://www.sbnation.com/mma/weight_class/light-heavyweight) champion in the UFC 159 (http://www.sbnation.com/mma/fight-card/113677/ufc-159-jones-vs-sonnen) main event on April 27, 2013 -- is out to recover a total of $42,600 (plus 9 percent per-year interest), as well as have Gamble removed from their limited liability corporation (LLC).

Maybe he can throw in a few of these signed t-shirts as a parting gift, too (http://www.mmamania.com/2012/7/6/3140957/pic-ufc-148s-chael-sonnen-is-raffling-off-a-signed-t-shirt-prior-to).

02-26-2013, 07:42 PM
Well, if his partner cheated him, he *should* sue.