Following the conclusion of the UFC San Antonio fight card, the UFC released a statement regarding Chael Sonnen’s second positive drug test in the span of five months. Even though he has officially retired from MMA competition, Chael Sonnen has now failed two consecutive drug tests in the span of five months.
While neither Sonnen nor UFC President Dana White were present at the event, Dave Sholler offered a statement to the media present at the post-fight press conference, which quickly highligh 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
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Ali Bagautinov has failed yet another drug test, and the UFC has issued a statement.
Another random drug test, another failure. Flyweight contender Ali Bagautinov tested positive for EPO prior to his UFC 174 title bout against Demetrious Johnson, which led to the athletic commission suspending him for 1 year. UFC officials has since released a statement on the test failure: "UFC 174 competitor Ali Bagautinov has been suspended by the British Columbia Athletic Commission for testing positive for more
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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