Chael Sonnen updates on $30,000 takedown bet with ‘Rampage’

Chael Sonnen, Quinton Rampage Jackson

Ahead of their Bellator 192 Heavyweight Grand Prix opening round battle, MMA legends Chael Sonnen and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson agreed to a pretty interesting bet. The deal, they decided, was that Rampage would award Sonnen $10,000 for every takedown he completed, while Sonnen would cash out $500 for every jab Rampage landed.

In the end, Sonnen completed three takedowns, which meant Rampage owed him $30,000. For a moment, there was some question as to whether Rampage would sign this massive check. Sonnen assured that if he did receive a check, he wouldn’t cash it.

“We’ll see if he’s a man of honor,” Sonnen said at the Bellator 192 post-fight press conference. “We did shake on that. But I will tell you, I won’t cash his check. But I expect him to hand me one. What I do with it is my business, but I will tell you I won’t cash that check.”

Despite this early question as to whether or not Rampage would hold up his end of the bargain, Sonnen recently posted on Twitter to announced he’d received a check. In this Tweet, Sonnen praised Rampage for being a man of his word. He then assured that, as he promised, he won’t cash the check…

…But he will deposit it!

“Update,” Sonnen said in his Tweet. “Received Rampage’s takedown check today. He is a man of his word. As am I: I promised I would not cash it; and I won’t. I will… DEPOSIT it, though.”

So, from the sounds of it, Chael Sonnen is now $30,000 richer. Are you surprised “The Bad Guy” is cashing this check?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/27/2018.