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The CSAC finally does something about Chael Sonnen

Well, you can kiss any chances of Chael Sonnen being the next TUF coach goodbye. He’s about to learn why being a compulsive liar is bad news, especially when you’re under oath:

Chael Sonnen has been placed on suspension by the California State Athletic Commission and will be brought in for a hearing on 5/18.

The suspension is based on charges that Sonnen lied in his December hearing about having been cleared by Keith Kizer and the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding an exemption to use testosterone in fights in that state.

Kizer noted the day of the hearing, while watching it, that he had never spoken to Sonnen in his life.  Sonnen and Kizer did meet in an attempt by UFC to get him licensed in Nevada to coach the next season of Ultimate Fighter, and Sonnen admitted never meeting with Kizer, saying that he thought Matt Lindland, his manager, had spoken to Kizer on the subject.  Kizer said Lindland brought the subject up, but never followed through nor did Lindland or Sonnen ever apply for an exemption.

And how serious could this be?

Coupled with questions regarding the veracity of Sonnen’s testimony, Dodd is concerned the 34-year-old fighter is bringing “discredit to the mixed martial arts community,” which is grounds for indefinitely suspending his license.

I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that basing your defense around an obvious lie involving another commission head would result in action. But what can I say … athletic commissions have been so lax and lazy in the past that no one would have been shocked if the issue never came up again. It has been 5 months since the lie, after all, and I didn’t hear anyone making a fuss over it. I had just assumed the Chael situation got lost in the shuffle of a CSAC meeting after a motion to have an early lunch at Chili’s passed.

  • CAP

    His next defense is that he got a contact buzz from his doctor and wasn’t thinking right in that last hearing. “And my balls are shrinking have pity on me.”

    Sooner or later shit had to catch up with him.

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    I can’t WAIT to see what his statements are on May 18th. It is very clear that Sonnen is incapable of admitting a lie – which at this point is just so massively entertaining.

    His latest comments are that “he used the wrong words”. Well, seeing as english isn’t his second language I can’t see that being an explanation for perpetual lies. This is really going to screw up his year and I can’t see any commission reinstating him until he owns up to his actions.

    This is GREAT news.

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  • Omomatta

    The only thing Chael Sonnen is guilty of is pure awesomenessity……..

    ….and perjury…..and roids.

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    …and federal real estate fraud, as well as trying to fraudulently alter the outcome of a fight by fake-tapping, lying about tapping, phantom tapping – on multiple occasions.

    Wow – that’s a whole shit list of douche-baggery right there. Good luck, Chael.

  • Billytk

    I think we should just get rid of Kizer and the CSAC all together they are about the most useless group around. Not that Chael is a angel far from it but honestly I don’t consider lying to those douche bags grounds for a suspension or any “action” what so ever since they do more harm then good to mma anyway.

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    ^^^ but they’re a government body, making lying to them a federal offense. It is their duty to administer some kind of suspension for serious cases of perjury and misconduct.

    So to be clear – you’re in favour of unregulated, uncommissioned MMA?

  • Letibleu

    Kizer and the CSAC have nothing to do with each other.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    This is hilarious.  The icing on the cake for me is that Matt Lindland is his manager.

    KIZER:  You never spoke to me about testosterone excepitions

    LAW:  That’s just, like, your opinion, man.

    I wonder if Chael gave him the idea to take the endo in the first place.

    BillyTK - you need to get your hands on some IVC and Rios Heroes DVDs if you ain’t got ‘em already, man.

  • Reverend Clint

    couldnt the CSAC gotten on the phone like 5 months ago and asked herr kizer?

  • frickshun

    Leti–>while KiCzar isn’t officially connected to CSAC, the major commissions are informally related in that they honor each other’s suspensions & do consider each other’s infractions when it comes to giving licenses, etc.

    I consider it fair. Even if KiCzar is a cunt.

  • Redping

    wait so he’s gone forever? but he was so funny, he was like the ufc’s troll, like a version of volds that’s entertaining

  • G Funk

    ^ Where did you get that he’s gone forever?

  • CAP

    right hrrrrrr

    “Dodd is concerned the 34-year-old fighter is bringing “discredit to the mixed martial arts community,” which is grounds for indefinitely suspending his license.”

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    That would be awesome if someone got terminally served for being a phony bitch.  He can go back to stealing from Oregonians.  Maybe even sell weed for Matt Lindland. 

    I hope when he kills himself he doesn’t accidentally damage his colon, so neurologists can study the effect of hypergonadism on his brain.

  • Omomatta

    Well, he doesn’t practice that gay jiu jitsu stuff, so his colon should be in good shape.

  • G Funk

    indefinite: not definite; without fixed or specified limit.

    Damn, I expected you guys to be smarter than redping…