Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Kizer Says Licensing Sonnen Shouldn't Be An Issue

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Considering the issues the UFC has faced in the last two weeks with licensing issues (IE: Alistair Overeem), some may be weary of this summer's UFC Middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen running into issues with Sonnen fighting in Las Vegas.

Fear not though, as NSAC executive director Keith Kizer has spoken on the matter and it appears Sonnen shouldn't have an issue getting his license in June:

Kizer today told MMAjunkie.com that he sees no issues with granting the fighter a license to fight at UFC 148, though he will ultimately defer to NSAC Chairman Raymond “Skip” Avansino.

“He's done his time,” Kizer said. “He's come clean on his prior dishonesty, and that's all appreciated.”

“Last time, I would not issue an administrative license, so that forced him if he wanted to to go to a hearing,” he said. “He chose not to do that

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