“Gilbert Yvel has been approved to ‘submit’ his application for license to the State of California,” Douglas said in e-mail response for comment. “However, he must fully meet all licensing requirements, as would any applicant, before `approval’ is granted. Once `approval’ is granted, the rest is up to Gilbert to prove that he is a professional in every sense of the word.”
“We felt the California was fair, unbiased, and democratic in hearing Gilbert’s case,” Bash told FiveOuncesOfPain.com. “We are confident that once Gilbert completes the licensing process that he will compete with honor against Josh Barnett during Affliction’s `Day of Reckoning’ on January 24.”
With the ruling, Yvel still needs to pass several requirements before he is formally approved for a license to compete in the state. Such tests he will need to pass include a blood test, an MRI, and several other medicals.
Yvel is well known as one of the most unruly competitors in the sport. He has been DQ'd numerous times and many had questioned if he would he be able to get a license in the USA. Looks like he's almost there.