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Chael Sonnen’s PO Doesn’t Want Him Partying with Biker Gangs, NSAC Meeting Postponed

(Sonnen throwing a kick? That’s got to be photoshopped.)

Looks like Chael Sonnen’s desire to “clear the air” with the Nevada State Athletic Commission will have to wait a bit longer. According to multiple reports out this week, the UFC middleweight’s late-April meeting with the NSAC was postponed on Wednesday because – get this – his status as a confessed felon prohibits him from traveling to Nevada during the legendary Laughlin River Run motorcycle rally. Apparently, this comes as a result of an obscure Nevada law designed to help curb violence between biker gangs, after a wild 2002 brawl and shoot-’em-up between the Mongols and Hells Angels left three dead inside Harrah’s Casino.

Man, we would’ve loved to see Sonnen’s face when his probation officer called to give him the news. For some reason, the whole the idea of Chael Sonnen having a PO just tickles us to death and the fact that his legal status now lumps him in with your average Gypsy Joker, Warlock and Pagan is particularly hilarious. Knowing what we know about Sonnen, we’re betting the recent loss of some of his previously inalienable rights as an American citizen really burns his ass.

Fortunately for him, felons are still allowed to vote in Oregon as long as they’re not currently incarcerated. Unfortunately, as far as we know the card-carrying Republican will hence forth be banned from holding down governmental jobs, so it looks like his dreams of one-day representing his West Linn constituents in the Oregon state house are over. If you happen to be a lawyer in Oregon and any of the above is incorrect, drop us a line in the comments section.

More to the point, it means he’ll have to sit in contractual limbo for at least a few more weeks, until he finally gets his chance to appear in front of the commission. When he does, it is believed a number of issues – including his testosterone replacement therapy and some “misstatements” he made about Executive Director Keith Kizer – will all be at issue. If the NSAC buys Sonnen’s story, it’ll likely mean his UFC career will resume post haste. If the commission thinks Sonnen might be full of shit and refuses to license him? Well, we don’t know what happens then, but it’s probably not good.

Heart of hearts? We fully expect Sonnen to at some point get re-licensed by the NSAC, or at least figure a way to resume his career inside the Octagon. There is just too much money, industry pressure and expectation riding on it for a deal not to be made. Still, he’s going to have to get right with Kizer who – last we checked – sounded none too pleased with him. In closing, we offer this quote from the NSAC director about Sonnen’s “word choice” regarding alleged conversations with Kizer the official claims did not happen. Why? Just because it always makes us smile to read it.

“(Sonnen’s) 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.’”

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steve--- January 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm
How come cagepotato let's random non-journalists publish articles like this?

No objective journalist (and remember, being objective is fundamental to being a journalist) would release and obviously biased piece like this.

It's actually beyond the point of being absurd.
SnackDaddy- April 22, 2011 at 9:59 am
@RwilsonR: Dude, that was fucking hilarious!

Also, i get the kicks thinking about Sonnen's expression every time he gets one of these news too. I'm sure he'll be making a comeback soon enough, but might as well take the micky out of him while you can. God knows it's nothing compared to what awaits him in the UFC give his small balls excuse.
dranokills- April 21, 2011 at 9:45 pm
sure is nice to see the spambots have taken over another thread. you keep making threads and the spambots keep fucking it all up, way to go BEN, way to sit on that ass ,and do NOTHING!
Randle McMurphy- April 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm
Credit where it's due. Changing your to my was funny. But here's a thought Snoop Douchey Douche, how about producing some content for the site that's entertaining and everyone can enjoy instead of burying your single humorous success in the comments section.
SquidInk- April 21, 2011 at 12:43 pm
Wow, does CP ever have a chip on its collective shoulder with regard to Sonnen. Yeah, the guy's a douche, but you sound like petulant little girls with the way you breathlessly rush to giggle about his misfortunes.

The truth is, he ragdolled Silva for the better part of five rounds and then lost by making a stupid mistake. Given another shot, I guarantee you he'd repeat the first 98% of the prior fight without making the same mistake at the end.
GILL-uh-TEEN- April 21, 2011 at 12:22 pm
I am a lawyer. Chael can legally vote for American Idol.
Spicymeatball- April 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm
Sonnen vs Kizer or who's the bigger dickhead.
Randle McMurphy- April 21, 2011 at 11:58 am
I'm tired of reading your insipid articles about Sonnen. The man has more funny in his little pinky than I've got semen in my ass.
PurpleDickMeat- April 21, 2011 at 11:31 am
I totally understand this. I live near a Gypsy Joker clubhouse and i can tell you that they are all about cooking/selling/using meth and beating women. That sounds like your typical Oregonian to me.
Fried Taco- April 21, 2011 at 11:10 am
I didn't realize the NSAC held their meetings in the middle of biker gang rallies.
Glockonfire167- April 21, 2011 at 11:02 am
This is what happens when you talk about Fight Club. I also want to add that Chael Sonnen doesn't ride Bitch!
RwilsonR- April 21, 2011 at 11:00 am
Actually, I've never been to Oregon. Seems cold and full of hippies.
RwilsonR- April 21, 2011 at 10:57 am
Actually, being a litigator in the greater Portland area for the better part of fifteen years, I can tell you that Chael Sonnen would conditionally be eligible to run for any state office in Oregon provided he meets a few statutory conditions that would rise to a threshold for exemplary service to the community. First, he would be required to beat Michael Bisping in any fashion other than unanimous decision. If the win is by unanimous decision, Mr. Bisping must at least require hospitalization of no less than three days. Second, he must then rematch Anderson Silva, and in compliance with Oregon legislature SB 1047, Mr. Sonnen must "put Anderson Silva on his prissy little ass, and pound a hole in his head for 25 minnutes."
Upon meeting both of these conditions, Mr. Sonnen's debt to the Oregon community, and to society at large will be considered paid in full, and his record will be completely expunged. At least that's my reading of the law.
NomadRip- April 21, 2011 at 10:55 am
I remember Jesse James saying he was asked by the people on the Martha Stewart show if he was a felon, because she wasn't allowed to associate with other felons.