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Chael Sonnen given citations for alleged battery in Las Vegas hotel

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Former UFC and Bellator star Chael Sonnen was given five misdemeanor battery citations by Las Vegas police Saturday after an alleged brawl at the Four Seasons hotel in Las Vegas.

TMZ first reported the story which included a video of Sonnen being taken away in handcuffs. They said that according to law enforcement sources, Sonnen wasn't arrested because they didn't witness the incident.

As of this time, it's unknown what is next for Sonnen legally.

As TMZ's report goes, a witness said Sonnen was banging on a hotel room door around 7 PM when a man and woman walked by and an altercation broke out for reasons that are unclear. Sonnen got into it with the man and police were called after the woman began screaming.

The retired 44-year-old has yet to comment publicly on the matter. He is currently employed by ESPN as an analyst and by Bellator MMA as a commentator.