Chael Sonnen finally gets some good news.
The former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger, who was released from the UFC and FOX Sports after testing positive for four illegal substances in two different drug tests, will still compete in a submission-only grappling match against Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 in August.
Metamoris president Ralek Gracie told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Sonnen will headline the card despite the latest news.
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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
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
[autotag]Chael Sonnen[/autotag] remained a fixture in the world of MMA news when the UFC and FOX released him on Monday following a second failed drug test. On Tuesday, UFC President Dana White spoke about the decision he and the UFC were faced with after learning of Sonnen's second failed test. more
It's not too difficult to figure out what we'll be discussing this time, is it?
On the good side of things, the UFC is staging UFC 175 this weekend, which includes not one, but two title fights. That means it includes top flight fighters, so you know I'm happy. UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will look to get past former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida while UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey faces her next challenge in Alexis Davis.
There is also The Ultimate Fi more
UFC President Dana White set the MMA world on fire when he defended the decision of the UFC and Fox Sports to terminate Chael Sonnen's broadcasting contract, but if he plays his cards right, "The American Gangster" could be back. In an interview with MMA Fight Corner's Heidi Fang (at the 5:58 mark), White explained that while the chips are down for Sonnen right now, he could feasibly return to working for the promotion (transcription per Mixedmartialarts.com): "It breaks my heart," [White] said. more
Say hello to a familiar face, beginning with UFC Fight Night 45 next week in "Dirty Jersey."
I guess that boxing match against Roy Jones Jr. didn't pan out.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender and one-time political hopeful Chris Lytle will return to the fight game as the new mixed martial art (MMA) analyst for UFC on FOX, according to the network's release passed along earlier today. UFC on FOX analysts Kenny Florian, Daniel Cormier and host Karyn Bryant welcome f more
Today's (Weds., July 23, 2014) live hearing gets underway at 1 p.m. ET.
Time to face the music.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will stream today's (July 23, 2014) live hearing featuring Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and embattled middleweights Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort, online via the promotion's Fight Pass digital network.
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MMAmania.com will be tuning in and bringing you LIVE updates as the action unfolds right here, beginning at 1 p.m. ET. S more
Yeah, so ... yeah.
Things are going from bad to worse for Chael Sonnen, and MMA Fighting has the breaking news: Sonnen, who recently announced his retirement from MMA, was asked to take a blood and urine test on June 5 in Portland, Ore., by the NAC because at the time he was scheduled to fight at UFC 175 on July 5 in Las Vegas. The commission learned earlier this week that Sonnen failed those tests due to the presence of human growth hormone (HGH), recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO), which i more