Chael Sonnen, to Answer for Testosterone, Referee Criticism and More
Chael Sonnen has a lot of questions to answer if he wants to het his feet back on the Octagon. And that comes with a big 'if'.
Three weeks ago, Chael Sonnen’s fate as a TUF 14 coach was likely sealed. After that, the middleweight fighter met with the officials of Nevada State Athletic Commission to explain his statements about his post-UFC 117 drug test result and application for a second’s license.
Unfortunately, the meeting – which was also attended by UFC execs – did not go well. Chael Sonnen deflected initial questions about lying to the California State Athletic Commission during his hearing last December. At the hearing, the fighter claimed that he has spoken to the NSAC head – Keith Kizer – about his use of testosterone prior to his UFC 109 match against Nate Marquardt. The fighter added that he received a verbal go signal from Keith Kizer afterwards. However, this statement was denied by the NSAC head himself.
Keith Kizer then explained that Chael Sonnen is required to answer questions about his CSAC statements in a formal NSAC hearing. That is if the fighter wants to apply a second’s license. In addition to this, the fighter must also face his pending sentence on a federal money laundering charge, and his criticism of referee Josh Rosenthal at WEC 31.
But Chael Sonnen’s application for a second’s license seems unlikely, now that UFC president – Dana White – pointed out that the middleweight fighter has a small chance of becoming TUF 14 coach.
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