UFC Star Chael Sonnen’s Newborn Daughter Passes Away
Sad news in the world of MMA: the newborn daughter of UFC star Chael Sonnen has passed away.
Sonnen’s daughter, Blauna Dian Sonnen, was born 10 weeks premature due to a listeria infection Sonnen’s wife, Brittney, contracted from contaminated food.
The news was initially broken yesterday by Front Row Brian, a friend of Sonnen. And it didn’t take long for Sonnen’s friends and colleagues to express their sadness and condolences:
Rest in Peace Blauna Dian Sonnen. Gave it everything she had. Can't imagine the pain Chael and Brittany are in. Love you guys.
— FrontRowBrian (@FrontRowBrian) August 17, 2016
Very much regret to inform that @ChaelSonnen's newborn daughter has passed away. My heart goes out to his family. Love ya, Chael.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 17, 2016
My condolences and prayers go towards the Sonnen family tonight after the passing of their baby daughter. Heartbreaking.
— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) August 17, 2016
@ChaelSonnen heartbroken for you and your family man. Best wishes to all of you.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 18, 2016
Dude, I cannot imagine the heartache. As a friend, I'm heartbroken. As a father, I'm devastated. I'm sorry, Mr and Mrs @ChaelSonnen
— Matt Mitrione (@mattmitrione) August 18, 2016
My heart and prayers out to @ChaelSonnen and the whole Sonnen family. Rest in peace little angel.
— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) August 17, 2016
Our condolences go out to Sonnen and his family during this difficult time.
R.I.P. Blauna Dian Sonnen.