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Chael Sonnen’s Nevada problem

MMA Junkie talked to NSAC head Keith Kizer about that sit-down he had with the UFC and Chael Sonnen over the possibility of relicensing and a TUF coach gig. It’s confirmed: Kizer wants Sonnen to fess up about his lies!

“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.'”

Kizer then explained that if Sonnen wanted a second’s license, he would be required to answer questions about his statements to the CSAC in a formal NSAC hearing. He also would likely need to answer questions about his pending sentencing on a federal charge of money laundering and his criticism of referee Josh Rosenthal following his fight with Paulo Filho at WEC 31. (Sonnen claimed he didn’t submit to Filho in the second round of the fight.)

“You want to criticize a referee and say, ‘I don’t think he did a very good job,’ that’s one thing,” Kizer said. “But to out and out lie about what happened in the match is a different thing. So I think that will get brought up as well because I’d bring it up.”

Oh. God. Yes. Not only does it sound like they’re going to dredge up Sonnen’s alleged testosterone deficiency for another look, but they’re finally taking him to task for fake tapping. Considering he’s done it at least twice (remember how he started to pretend he didn’t tap against Anderson Silva too?), this is sweet, sweet justice sauce ejaculated all over the face of douchebaggery. Dana wasn’t joking when he said Chael’s got some issues to work out.

Lest you think this leaves the UFC in a jam with no interesting counter-coach to Michael Bisping, check out what Mayhem Miller just tweeted:

@DanaWhite Chael can’t make it to the party? I’d happily be the American Hero. Put me on TUF, watch the ratings explode.

  • Letibleu

    Sold. Let’s move on, we have Diaz about to lose his title in 3 days to a guy completely diluted with himself who also seems to be trying to do everything in his power to be on the wrong side of Mr White and company.

  • agentsmith

    As much as I hate Chael Sonnen, it’s total bullshit that Kizer is bringing up shit from WEC 31 now… that was over 3 fucking years ago, for chrissakes.  And since when is it an offense to criticize a ref?  Dana himself has publicly shit-talked Mazagatti several times.  Kizer’s just pissed off at Chael for dropping his name, so he’s hitting Chael with everything he can think of.

  • frickshun

    ^^I agree. Circle gets the square.

  • CAP

    The only reason I don’t like this is Pissbing has a chance against Mayhem. I was hoping Chael or Vitor would stomp him. But I’m sure Miller will turn it up a notch for TUF. Not sure if that would be good or bad though.

  • frickshun

    I like Mayhem but he ain’t that good. Spitsbing will wipe the floor w/him.

  • kwagnuth

    He ain’t that good and he seems to overestimate himself as a draw. Personally I wouldn’t give a shit if he was on the show.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Chael’s made his entire career a point of interest for Kizer, and since he’s a guy who regulates the sport Chael wants to scam some cash off of, then Chael’s history will be his focus.

    Nothing petty. The cheating by Chael was petty though.

  • Reverend Clint

    pretty douchy of kizar to bring up old shit from the past that really has no barring on the prensent… especially when it was just talking shit about the ref. That would be like getting fired from work cause you said your teacher sucked in high school.

    as to Chael trying to use Kizar as an alibi and him gettin caught for it thats something to look into.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    It’d be more like asking for a license as a teacher’s aid after accusing the principal of fraud. He didn’t accuse someone of ending a fight too early, he lied an then blamed it on a commission official.

    I can’t believe even you guys are making excuses for him now. His licensing is based entirely on his history – and he is accountable for his.

  • frickshun

    ^^That’s MOSTLY true. But KiCzar does seem like a petty bitch. He hates when people criticize the rules, judges or the refs like they’re his children.

    But that old WEC fight should have been addressed a long time ago by whatever commission licenced him since.

  • Reverend Clint

    its like bringing up a charge that was later dropped… non admissible

  • Reverend Clint

    and I wouldnt call a ref “the pricipal” of anything … tghey are more like the creepy groundskeeper.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Cheating in a fight is always admissible, Clint. Especially when you need new licensing after your most recent bout of unrelated cheating. He’s a recidivist offender and that’s gonna hurt him.

    PS – no ref is as cool as groundskeeper Willy.

  • agentsmith

    ^ He’s a habitual line-stepper!

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    YES!! AgentSmith wins.

  • Reverend Clint

    how is talking shit about a ref cheating? lying is lying not cheating

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Faking a tap, and then blaming it on the ref doesn’t seem like cheating, Rev?

    I guess we just have different opinions on this.

  • Reverend Clint

    not if the fight is over, had it been stopped only to be restarted then it would be cheating. The fight was called and he complained. Happens all the time with subs and ko’s but here he clearly did tap. not cheating, just lying.