Dana White: Chael Sonnen is laying low, doing his thing, and enjoying his money

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Who said money can't buy happiness?

Don't feel bad for Chael Sonnen.

The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight number one contender -- who was drawn and quartered by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for a quartet of banned substances -- is married to a beautiful woman, has plenty of money, and a place to do work in California.

In short, he's "laying low."

"He apologized, and he's going to live his life, and he's doing his thing up [in Oregon]," UFC Presdient Dana White told media members at the UFC 175 post-fight press conference (watch it here). "I asked him, I said 'Chael, do you have any money?' And he said, 'I have every dollar you ever sent me.' I said 'good for you, man. Because that's a lot of money.'"

The "highest paid" mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter is still under UFC contract following his abrupt exit.

In fact, White already hinted at a possible return at some point down the road. Whether or not it's as a fighter or broadcaster -- two things he excelled at thanks to his gift of gab -- in unknown. What we do know, based on the above conversation, is that he probably won't run out of money anytime soon.

For more on Sonnen and his drug testing woes click here.

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