Chael Sonnen and Dan Henderson both have fights coming up in Las Vegas, so they had to apply for their licenses to compete in the state of Nevada. Both fighters have previously used testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), but there were no issues this time around and both men received their license from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
MMA Fighting initially passed along the report.
Henderson (30-11) will be the first of the two men to compete when he steps inside of the Octagon on May 24 at UFC 173 against Daniel Cormier. The bout will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Sonnen (28-14-1) will be taking on his rival, fellow coach of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3″ Wanderlei Silva, at UFC 174 on Fourth of July Weekend at UFC 175. The event will be running in conjunction with the UFC Fan Expo and International Fight Week at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
With both men receiving their licenses, it is clear that they now follow the NSAC’s guidelines for testosterone use.
Many fans were interested in seeing whether any former TRT users would run into issues applying for their license in Nevada, but Sonnen and Henderson have shown that as long as fighters are doing things the right way moving forward there should not be any problems.
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