Dana White Says if NSAC Licenses Floyd Mayweather, They Should License Chael Sonnen

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FastKnockout
10/10/11 12:30:58PM
It's possible that the biggest fight the UFC can put on right now (that doesn't involve weight class jumping) doesn't involve Brock Lesnar or Georges St. Pierre. It just might be the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen. After Sonnen demolished Brian Stann at UFC 136 he got on the mic to announce that Anderson Silva "absolutely sucks" and challenged the long time middleweight champ to a WWE style stipulation match on Super Bowl weekend.

Of course, Chael's status in Nevada may present a little bit of a snag when it comes to making that fight. The Super Bowl weekend card is always held in Vegas to capitalize on the high rollers that flock to the city and they're not likely to change that any time soon.

But should Chael's prior suspension for elevated testosterone levels stand in the way of him getting a new license to compete in the state?

Dana White doesn't think so, and he's bringing a boxing superstar's name into the mix. Via MMA Weekly (ht: MMA Mania):

Chael Sonnen has paid his dues (and) has done his thing, has done whatever. Floyd Mayweather fights in Nevada. This guy's been arrested. He's got 50 lawyers defending him right now and all that crazy stuff and he's fighting in Nevada. Don't even get me going on that one. There's no reason why they shouldn't license Chael. It shouldn't even cross my mind. The thought of whether Chael could get licensed in Nevada or California or anywhere else should be the least of my worries. The guy did everything that he was told to do. When guys like Floyd are getting licensed in Nevada, why should I have to worry about Chael?

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bojangalz
10/10/11 2:47:19PM
Complete apples to oranges statement. Chael's problems with NSAC have to do with the fact that he name dropped Keith Kiezer's name in his defense for failing a CSAC test. His legal indiscretions outside of the sport have little to nothing to do with his potential licensing issues in Nevada.
grappler0000
10/11/11 1:44:26AM

Posted by bojangalz

His legal indiscretions outside of the sport have little to nothing to do with his potential licensing issues in Nevada.



Well, in fairness to Sonnen, according to NSAC, those indiscretions outside of the sport were somewhat of a sticking point with them. That's something that has stuck with me since watching it unfold. So, from that standpoint, it would seem that they are being biased. Either way, I'm sure they just want him to say he was wrong...ironically the one thing that they are unwilling to ever do themselves. When you're the judge, jury, and executioner, you generally get what you want though.
KungFuMaster
10/11/11 1:55:47AM
Sonnen served his time and I assume he has done all the necessary steps for a license renewal as well. I cannot see why he would not get it.
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