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Chael Sonnen’s Indefinite Suspension is Over

Written on June 30, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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The CSAC has lifted Chael Sonnen's indefinite suspension. However, the fighter is still required to face the commission if he wants to get a second license.

’s indefinite suspension for one-time middleweight contender – – comes to an end last Tuesday. In relation to this, the fighter’s manager – Mike Roberts – said that a meeting today in Las Vegas will reevaluate the direction of the fighter’s career.

suspended Chael Sonnen indefinitely last May due to his inconsistent statements in a December 2010 appeal for a one-year suspension. The one-year suspension, which was later halved to six months, was issued in relation to his positive post-UFC 117 drug test result. Following that, Chael Sonnen was charged of money laundering. Hence, the decision sacked a job offer for Chael Sonnen to coach opposite at season 14. In lieu of him is the latest UFC talent, Jayson “Mayhem” Miller.

While the fighter said that the suspension would prompt him to retire, that doesn’t seem to be the case as of late. In fact, Chael Sonnen was back in his old ways, throwing stones at any target he fancies on Twitter. Late last night, he also cleared out that retiring is the last thing on his mind.

Albeit Chael Sonnen’s name is now scrapped from the list of fighters with medical and administrative suspension, he still needs to appear before the CSAC to get a second license. In relation to this, rehabilitation is a possible lynchpin of re-licensure. Hopefully, MMA fans will see Chael Sonnen back in the Octagon again.

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