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NSAC hearing video: Watch Vitor Belfort weep his way to UFC license, Chael Sonnen land a job (and a two-year suspension)

Originally airing on Fight Pass, UFC has now made the highlights available on YouTube.


Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) summoned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweights Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen to its July 23 administrative hearing to render verdicts for each fighter. Both "The Phenom" and "The American Gangster" failed pre-fight drug tests earlier this year.

After breaking down in tears, the Brazilian was awarded a conditional license, and will move on to fight Chris Weidman in the UFC 181 main event on Dec. 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Watch it:

Crocodile tears?

Sonnen, who retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) last month, was suspended for two years. That's in addition to the pink slip he got from both UFC and FOX Sports. But the former title contender didn't leave empty handed, as the commission will employ him to help clean up the sport.


For the NSAC hearing live blog and real-time updates click here. For more on Belfort and Sonnen -- and their partner in crime Wanderlei Silva -- click here.

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