Chael Sonnen may have a match Saturday night versus Mauricio Rua at UFC Fight Night 26, but apparently he has his eyes on a future as an MMA referee, according to MMA Mania. Sonnen stated that he planned to apply to referee the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman
“I’m putting in an application. I’m going to try to get my referee’s license, and I’m hoping to officiate [Weidman vs. Silva]. Whether they assign me to it or not, I’ve reffed plenty of matches in other jurisdictions, and I’m applying for that one in Nevada.”
Not sure if the UFC would go for this, even if Sonnen got approved for a referee license.