Sonnen to compete at Metamoris 4 despite NSAC threat

 

Earlier this week the NSAC issued a statement that they would fine Chael Sonnen should he follow through with a scheduled jiu-jitsu match this weekend at Metamoris 4.

Despite the potential of heavy fines, Sonnen's jiu-jitus coach today revealed that Sonnen is still planning to compete at the event:

The Nevada Athletic Commission tried to get him off the Metamoris 4 main event, but Chael Sonnen has decided to compete anyways.

Chael Sonnen’s jiu-jitsu coach Fabiano "Pega-Leve" Scherner told MMAFighting.com on Wednesday night that the former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger had decided to travel to Los Angeles and will battle  Andre Galvao in the main event.

Sonnen is aware that the commission might go after him after the grappling match, Scherner said, but he had no choice but to honor his commitment with Metamoris and compete.

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rsbones site profile image  

8/8/14 10:30 AM by rsbones

I don't know all the details of this case, but it's possible an athlete could find himself in the following scenario: Fails tests and deserves to be fined but the commission choose to not issue those fines as long as he doesn't do certain things in the future. They can change their mind if he violates those conditions and then issue the fines. It's like being on probation: you can violate for things that wouldn't normally be a problem at all but because they were conditions of you getting probation instead of time, violating those things have severe penalties.

303 site profile image  

8/8/14 9:53 AM by 303

LOL at the NSAC having control of a guy competing in a grappling match in another state. Are these people that big of douches?

StocktonStickerSlap site profile image  

8/8/14 9:03 AM by StocktonStickerSlap

It's actually per banned substance so (5) or 1.25 mil. Pretty big hit to any pocket book.

jasonhightower site profile image  

8/7/14 10:40 PM by jasonhightower

Fining someone and actually collecting the fine(s) is two completely different things. WAR SONNEN!

kalki site profile image  

8/7/14 9:07 PM by kalki

i can finally support this douche

ajsr site profile image  

8/7/14 5:51 PM by ajsr

I have no feelings toward Sonnen either way, and I'd probably prefer to see Galvao grapple against a better opponent, but fuck the scumbags of the NSAC. General incompetence is one thing, but blackmailing someone in an attempt to prevent them from participating in an activity over which they have absolutely zero jurisdiction is beyond reprehensible. I hope some of these scumbags are held accountable at some point, but I won't hold my breath.

jonflesh site profile image  

8/7/14 12:05 PM by jonflesh

That's what I understood too. Nsac said 250k per drug violation not drug test, he had 5 substances he failed for. That's over a million bucks

6ULDV8 site profile image  

8/7/14 11:40 AM by 6ULDV8

Did you watch the Nick Diaz hearing.  Holy shit what a kangaroo court of ignorant idiots that were cockier than shit.   They just made everything up as they went along and no one had any idea about anything, but they were in charge so don't you dare question it.    That's when I decided AC's are idiotic organizations.  I decided later they were corrupt to the bone too.