After yesterday's Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) hearing involving Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen, what isn't there to say? Did the punishments fit the crime? What message did the NAC really send, if any, at all? Were you surprised the UFC announced Belfort vs. Chris Weidman for UFC 181 minutes after the conclusion of Belfort's portion of the hearing?
We'll break down all angles of whatever the hell that was yesterday.
Of course, there was also monumental news announced this week unrelated to more
Don’t expect Brian Stann to come to the defense of his former opponent and colleague Chael Sonnen.
The retired middleweight and Fox UFC analyst was asked on Twitter Monday if he thought Sonnen’s firing was “just," and he said he thinks it was. According to Shaun Al-Shatti of MMA Fighting, Sonnen, who tested positive for a total of five banned substances in his two recent random drug tests, was terminated by the UFC and Fox Sports this week. The former United States Marine has been a consummate p more
UFC light-heavyweight competitor Wanderlei Silva is convinced that Chael Sonnen will return to the octagon once he finishes his suspension.
Although it would appear that Chael Sonnen's professional career as a Mixed Martial Artist is complete, Wanderlei Silva is still convinced that his longtime nemesis will still weasel his way back to the octagon once he competes his suspension.
"I think he retired just for now, I think after finishing his suspension, he's gonna (come) back," Wand told Submiss more
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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
Administering that test will be Andre Galvao, according to the promotion.
Chael Sonnen is still employed.
He may no longer be working for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) -- or the FOX network -- but the embattled mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran still has a job with Metamoris, the west coast jiu-jitsu promotion that pegged him as event headliner for later this summer (details).
And according to officials, Sonnen will definitely be tested. "@T_RAV_4real: @MetamorisPro is Sonnen still on the more
Two failed drug tests in one month’s time cost Chael Sonnen both his fighting career in the Octagon and his analyst’s chair at UFC Tonight. However, Sonnen will be able to keep at least one high-profile obligation this summer. more
A look at the turbulent year of 2011 in the career of Chael Sonnen. Including his battles with athletic commissions and return to the cage after a suspension for his failed drug test following the first Anderson Silva bout.
When last we left Chael Sonnen, he was embattled in a public tussle with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. If you missed part one, you can read it here.
Sonnen had gone in front of the California commission following a failed drug test in California and claimed that he'd more
Chael Sonnen has officially responded to the Nevada Athletic Commission's amended complaint against him.
According to the complaint, which was first obtained by MMAJunkie.com, Sonnen faces a fine of up to $250,000, the suspension of his license, the requirement to provide a clean drug test should he apply for a license again and expenses related to the complaint after recently failing a second drug test for four banned substances.
On Tuesday, Sonnen's lawyer Jeff Meyer submitted his client's for more