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    Chael Sonnen to appear before Nevada commission at April 27 meeting | MMAjunkie.com



    by Steven Marrocco on Apr 18, 2011 at 3:15 pm ET
    Chael Sonnen will get a formal chance to clear the air with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

    The onetime UFC middleweight contender is expected to be placed on the agenda for the commission's next meeting, which takes place April 27 in Las Vegas, NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com).

    The five members of the NSAC will decide whether or not to grant Sonnen both a fighter's license and a second's (cornerman's) license.

    Sonnen's appearance follows a meeting this past month with Kizer. That initial meeting, which included UFC officials, was meant for Sonnen to address statements he had made to the California State Athletic Commission regarding his used of prescribed testosterone, as well as what to expect if he applied for a second's license that would allow him to coach "The Ultimate Fighter 14."

    As MMAjunkie.com previously reported, the first meeting was not deemed a success by Kizer, who called into question Sonnen's claim that he (Kizer) had approved the use of testosterone prior to Sonnen's fight with Nate Marquardt at UFC 109.

    "His point was, 'Well, you and I have never talked before right now, but I don't think I lied,'" Kizer said. "Then he gave some very strange story and claimed, 'My manager and you talked about therapeutic exemptions, and therefore, I just used the wrong word. I should have said 'my' instead of 'I.' As in 'my manager' instead of 'I.'

    "I was very straight with him, saying, 'That's a ridiculous explanation.'"
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    I really hope they grant Chael the opportunity to come back and this all just goes away. I know it doesnt change the fact of what he did, but he's done his time so I hope they give him another chance. He's always been an entertaining and charismatic fighter that I've enjoyed watching.

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    "I was very straight with him, saying, 'That's a ridiculous explanation.'"
    Hahaha this sums up my opinion of chael perfectly. I sony think anybody actually fell for his excuses.
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    He is very entertaining at times, but has really irritated me as of late. calling out fighters that he would most-likely never face and while he cant even fight. Still I hope he can get back asap, so he can beat bisping, the lesser of 2 evils and then get KTFO by a healthy anderson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rampage9712 View Post
    He is very entertaining at times, but has really irritated me as of late. calling out fighters that he would most-likely never face and while he cant even fight. Still I hope he can get back asap, so he can beat bisping, the lesser of 2 evils and then get KTFO by a healthy anderson.
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    TBH his steroid scandal isnt as bad as many many others imo, but I wont go there.

    I just want to finally see him back so we can see Sonnen Vs___, then Sonnen/Silva 2.

    I dont think theres going to be much of a problem since he finished his sentence. Tons of rumours for the TUF 14 coaches as well, who would he coach against?

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