Chael Sonnen finally gets some good news.
The former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger, who was released from the UFC and FOX Sports after testing positive for four illegal substances in two different drug tests, will still compete in a submission-only grappling match against Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 in August.
Metamoris president Ralek Gracie told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Sonnen will headline the card despite the latest news.
"Yes, he's on the card," Gracie tol more
Former UFC middleweight star, Chael Sonnen faces a variety of penalties including a huge fine.
Mark your calendars for July 17th. That's the date that the Nevada Attorney General has set as the cutoff to receive former UFC Middleweight star, Chael Sonnen's response on whether he'll be appealing a disciplinary complaint in the wake of two separate drug test failures.
MMA Junkie obtained a copy of the complaint which indicates a possible $250,000 fine, suspension of his license, expenses related t more
Retired UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen was handed a two-year suspension from mixed martial arts by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) at a Wednesday hearing in Las Vegas.
In addition to the suspension, Sonnen will be required to pay any and all doctors' fees for the random drug tests he failed on May 24th and June 5th, as well as be expected to work with the NAC to educate fighters and the commission to improve drug testing measures in the future.
Sonnen will not face any additional monetary pe more
Yeah, so ... yeah.
Things are going from bad to worse for Chael Sonnen, and MMA Fighting has the breaking news: Sonnen, who recently announced his retirement from MMA, was asked to take a blood and urine test on June 5 in Portland, Ore., by the NAC because at the time he was scheduled to fight at UFC 175 on July 5 in Las Vegas. The commission learned earlier this week that Sonnen failed those tests due to the presence of human growth hormone (HGH), recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO), which i more
Saturday night, MMAFighting.com broke the news that recently retired UFC competitor Chael Sonnen had failed a second Nevada Athletic Commission drug test.
After the UFC Fight Night 44 card in San Antonio, the UFC issued an official statement on the matter, saying it supports the commission's effort to clean up the sport.
"We are made aware that a second random test resulted in a positive test result for Chael Sonnen," stated UFC public relations director Dave Sholler. "Chael will have an opportu more
In the wake of news announcing another failed drug test for three-time title challenger Chael Sonnen, the UFC released a statement largely mirroring its previous responses to high-profile failures.Filed under: News, UFC more
U.G.L.Y., you ain't got no alibi, you ugly!
For those counting, Chael Sonnen had four banned substances in his system when Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) tested him randomly ahead of his ill-fated grudge match against Wanderlei Silva at UFC 175:
Anastrozole, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), human growth hormone (HGH) and recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO).
After testing positive for the first two, Sonnen addressed the results in a seemingly "vulnerable" manner, conducting a rathe more
The UFC on Saturday issued a statement on Chael Sonnen's second positive drug test, which included performance enhancers EPO and human growth hormone. more
Following a pair of failed random drug tests, both the UFC and FOX are parting ways with recently retired fighter and on-air personality Chael Sonnen. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more