Former UFC middleweight star, Chael Sonnen faces a variety of penalties including a huge fine.
Mark your calendars for July 17th. That's the date that the Nevada Attorney General has set as the cutoff to receive former UFC Middleweight star, Chael Sonnen's response on whether he'll be appealing a disciplinary complaint in the wake of two separate drug test failures.
MMA Junkie obtained a copy of the complaint which indicates a possible $250,000 fine, suspension of his license, expenses related t more
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
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.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission found that Sonnen was guilty of the claims brought against him in the complaints and recommended the motion that the former UFC title challenger be hand more
Add two more names to the increasingly expansive list of UFC fighters to get popped for banned substances in 2014.
Both Kevin Casey and Robert Drysdale failed post-fight drug tests following their respective bouts at the UFC's International Fight Week in July, Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) Deputy Attorney General Christopher Eccles confirmed to MMAFighting.com on Wednesday, following an initial report by MMAJunkie.com.
Casey, an alumnus of TUF 17 who stopped Bubba Bush in just 61 seconds at U 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
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
Chael Sonnen has taken responsibility for a pair of failed drug tests and said he won’t appeal the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s complaint against him.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more
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