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.'"