According to a report by Fighters Only Magazine, UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen can apply for his fighting license from the Nevada State Athletic Commission beginning December 1.
Sonnen was suspended last year by the California State Athletic Commission after testing positive for a higher-than-normal level of testosterone. Sonnen said it was due to treatment he was receiving, and even made critical comments that drew heat from NSAC director Keith Kizer.
“Any applicant may apply for a 2012 license as of December 1, 2011,” Kizer said. “I cannot really comment beyond that, but I am always hopeful that any applicant can meet his or her burden to obtain a license.”
Sonnen, who defeated Brian Stann this past weekend at UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III, called out UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva for a rematch on Super Bowl weekend from Las Vegas. UFC President Dana White said he doesn’t believe Sonnen will encounter any trouble getting his license to fight in Nevada, making it very possible that the fight is signed shortly.