Fightmagazine with the news:
Top UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen announced his intention to pull out of the Oregon senate race Tuesday. The 33-year-old received the Republican nomination for District 37 in May. On Tuesday, he issued the following statement:
"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."
Hmm...I wonder if all those tweets he was sending out about Anderson Silva had any barring on this situation as well? Either way, at least he won't have any excuses about training time in regards to him running for senate being a distraction.