While Metamoris fans can breathe a sigh of relief, the NAC certainly won’t be.
Despite being threatened with sanctions and fines for his participation in the Metamoris 4 main event, Chael Sonnen has decided to go ahead with his match against Andre Galvao this weekend.
Chael Sonnen’s jiu-jitsu coach Fabiano “Pega-Leve” Scherner told MMAFighting.com on late last night that the former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title fighter will make the trip to LA, citing that Sonnen is a man of his word and had to live up to the commitment he made to fight.
Chael Sonnen failed two random tests over the past months and announced his retirement from MMA. He later announced a grappling match with Galvao at Metamoris, but the commission tried to get him off the card after he was suspended a couple of weeks ago for two years.
NAC doesn’t have jurisdiction over a grappling event in Los Angeles, but it threatened to fine the MMA fighter if he faces Galvao on the mat. Sonnen’s lawyer Ross C. Goodman sent a couple letters to the commission, but he hasn’t gotten a response back. With no official response from the commission, Sonnen has decided to compete.
Metamoris 4 takes place Aug. 9 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
Tags: Chael Sonnen, Mixed Martial Arts