The Nevada State Athletic Commission today handed down a two-year suspension and other punishments to now-retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen following a pair of failed UFC 175 drug tests.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC 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
Chael Sonnen on Wednesday avoided a proposed Lance-Armstrong-like lifetime ban before the Nevada Athletic Commission settled on a two-year suspension. more
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has confirmed a second failed Chael Sonnen drug test. This test included failures for Human Growth Hormone and EPO.
Chael Sonnen's UFC legacy may have been strong enough to survive his positive drug test in Nevada earlier this year, but tonight's news likely ends any talk that he was a "clean fighter."
Sonnen had failed a February test in Nevada when the drugs Clomiphene and Anastrozole showed up in his sample. Those were, Sonnen claimed, used to help his bod more
Chael Sonnen has allegedly failed a second random drug test administered by the Nevada Athletic Commission. more
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is moving forward with its actions against retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen. According to a report from MMAJunkie.com, the UFC's home governing body is waiting to find out if the former light heavyweight and middleweight contender will appeal its ruling.
The NSAC sent Sonnen its complaint on June 27. Per the commission's regulations, Sonnen has up to 20 days (which, in this case, would be up until July 17) to respond. From there, he would either accept 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
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Athletic Commission today handed down a largely light punishment to retired UFC star Chael Sonnen.
Sonnen was suspended for two years with no fine. He is required to pay the costs of his drug testing program and for the costs (hotel, flight) of bringing in the NSAC laboratory expert. Sonnen also must work with the commission on educating other fighters under their jurisdiction. The commission meeting, which Bleacher Report attended in person, took place at the Grant more
His punishment is expected to be handed down later this month. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight number one contender, Chael Sonnen, had 20 days to respond to the formal complaint filed by the Nevada attorney general (read it), who is seeking damages in the wake of the "Gangster's" failed drug tests.
Not only has he responded, but Sonnen is also prepared to "accept responsibility" for his actions.
From his attorney Jeff Meyer (via MMA Fighting): "Mr. Sonnen does not disput more