TMZ reports that Chael Sonnen's UFC contract has been "frozen" in wake of his recent money laundering scandal. From UFC President Dana White: "Chael Sonnen has gone through a lot in the last few months and we think it's important for him to focus on getting his personal life together before focusing on his career in the UFC." How will this affect his planned bout against Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 128 in Newark? Stay tuned. Update: His manager talks to MMAFighting.com: "Chael Sonnen and the UFC have mutually decided that Chael will take some time off from his fight career to focus on the resolution of some personal issues. Chael looks forward to returning to the octagon in the near future and resuming his quest for the UFC middleweight title."