Chael Sonnen Fails Drug Test, Possible Suspension

| by Sports Nickel
According to California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer George Dodd, Chael Sonnen has been informed that he failed post-fight drug screening, which took place after his UFC 117 loss to Anderson Silva.

“[Sonnen] received his notice yesterday,” Dodd told after the Shane Mosley/Sergio Mora boxing match Saturday night.

 In an interview on Friday, Dodd told that all fighters from UFC 117 had passed drugs-of-abuse scans, but that they were waiting on the final performance-enhancing drug screens from that event. Dodd did not state which banned substance Sonnen was flagged for, but with every fighter testing clean for drugs-of-abuse, it is crystal clear that the positive test was for a performance-enhancing substance.

Anderson Silva’s manager Ed Soares had the following to say on the news:

“If it’s true, I feel really bad for him. I know he did it to himself but it is really sad, he put on such a great performance that night. It is just a shame it will be tarnished.”

If Sonnen has indeed failed a PED test, the proposed rematch with Anderson Silva in February would most certainly be off the docket, as Sonnen would face a yearlong suspension.

I hope this isn’t true, but it doesn’t look good for Sonnen. I thought Anderson hit Chael with some nice shots during the fight when they were standing, but Sonnen shrugged them off, which would fall right in line with these allegations.

I don’t have any sympathy for steroids users, and a yearlong ban would be fine by me.

Chael Sonnen Fails Drug Test, Possible Suspension is a post originally from: - In Sports We Trust


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