Chael Sonnen was finally sentenced today on a money laundering charge, and as expected managed to avoid a prison sentence.

While money laundering can carry up to a 20 year sentence and $500,000 fine, Sonnen was handed just two years probation and a $10,000 fine for attempting to disguise the ownership of funds due to wire fraud.

In addition the former UFC middleweight No.1 contender also has to relinquish his Realtor’s license.

With the sentencing now out of the way, and his steroid suspension also completed last month, Sonnen will now hope to put this all behind him and re-focus on his fighting career which had been flurishing prior to his recent personal problems.

It will be difficult to shake off the events of the past few months though, as can be seen by the news earlier this week that the Nevada State Athletic Commission have stepped in the way of allowing Sonnen to coach TUF season 14 later this year due to his misconduct.

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