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.
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In light of a second failed drug test, this time for human growth hormone (HGH) and recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO), the UFC and FOX Sports have parted ways with Chael Sonnen.
UFC officials announced the termination of Sonnen's broadcasting agreement late Monday night, issuing the following statement.
"The UFC and FOX Sports organizations announced today the termination of their respective broadcasting services agreements with analyst Chael Sonnen. This decision comes in light of Sonnen f more
Former WEC Light heavyweight champion and UFC middleweight contender Brian Stann has made it clear where he stands on the Chael Sonnen situation. The criticism levelled at Chael Sonnen in the wake of his second failed drug test of 2014 just keeps on going.
As if being forced into retirement, fired from his roles as an analyst for FOX and suffering widespread criticism from media and fans alike, one of Sonnen's co-analysts Brian Stann tweeted the below today: Adversity reveals true character, if more
There exists a small glimmer of hope for "The American Gangster." After failing his second consecutive drug test, Chael Sonnen was relieved of his duties as an employee of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which included his job as co-host of "UFC Tonight" and analyst for pre/post-fight shows on FOX.
The former two-time No. 1 middleweight contender retired from active competition in mixed martial arts (MMA) following the backlash of his initial failed test, which revealed he had traces of An more
When it rains for Chael Sonnen, it pours. According to MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani, "The American Gangster" tested positive for four different banned substances in his latest drug test. Sonnen submitted to a random drug test on June 5 upon request from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, in advance of his then-upcoming bout with Vitor Belfort at UFC 175. BREAKING: Chael Sonnen fails second drug test, tests positive for HGH and EPO -- http://t.co/uFoDeyNdMs
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) J more
MMAWeekly.com on Saturday confirmed Chael Sonnen tested positive for prohibited substances at a second random drug test, including two banned substances that differ from those found in his first failed test. more
Chael Sonnen has allegedly failed a second random drug test administered by the Nevada Athletic Commission. more
Less than three weeks after failing a random drug test in Nevada that took him out of UFC 175, and ultimately led to his retirement from MMA, Chael Sonnen has reportedly failed a second test, as well. Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC 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