I can't see were the commission could say much unless it is wrote into the suspension. If it was till Jan. and they wanted to advertize for a Feb. fight why not? Grant it he'd need to pass some tests, but don't call it a 1 year suspension and prohibit a fight in 13 months.
Nicks was less of a offense, but it was a second offense.
Maybe I'm not aware of the meaning of the suspension wording and missing it, but seems like a dictatorship of governing that acts above US Law system