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Chael Sonnen Suspended Again by California, Meeting Scheduled for May 18

Chael SonnenChael Sonnen’s upcoming relicensing hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission has been cancelled after the UFC middleweight contender was suspended indefinitely by California.

Sonnen is facing questions from the CSAC regarding his testimony at December hearing for his failed UFC 117 drug test and plea agreement in a federal money laundering case.

The NSAC meeting had been scheduled for May 18, but will have to be rescheduled yet again as Sonnen will now meet with the CSAC on that day, according to MMA Weekly.

CSAC commissioner George Dodd stated:

“It’s based off two things. One, his pleading guilty to his felony conviction up in Oregon, as well as possibly providing false testimony during his hearing back in December.”

Sonnen has been placed on “indefinite suspension” until the May 18 meeting and the NSAC has said they will honor the CSAC’s decision.

Sonnen had his one year suspension for the failed UFC 117 drug test reduced to six months after claiming he informed NSAC executive director Keith Kizer of his use of testosterone for medical reasons.

The suspension was completed in March, but Sonnen has yet to return to action until resolving his issues with the athletic commissions, including claims by Kizer that he never spoke to Sonnen.

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