The Sunday Junkie: April 1 edition


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(This story first ran at PressConnects.com) BALTIMORE — At 26 years old, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones admits it is difficult even for him to realize he could soon be considered the best fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. But it’s a reality (…)

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"The American Gangster" was forced to appear before Nevada's governing body today in order to answer for his failed drug tests. Here's what happened.
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Retired UFC competitor Chael Sonnen was handed a two-year suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and has committed to helping educate the commission and fighters on the "adverse effects" of PEDs. Chael Sonnen officially been handed a two-year suspension for his two consecutive positive drug tests.
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Former UFC middleweight star, Chael Sonnen faces a variety of penalties including a huge fine.
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Chael Sonnen has officially responded to the Nevada Athletic Commission's amended complaint against him.
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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.
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