MENU
#UFC Fight Night 118 #Darren Till #Donald Cerrone #Artem Lobov #Andre Fili #Bellator 185 #Karolina Kowalkiewicz #MMA Rocks #Gegard Mousasi #KSW 40 #Alexander Shlemenko #Jan Blachowicz #Devin Clark #Conor McGregor #Kristina Williams


Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen

UFC president Dana White said during the UFC on Fuel TV 7 post-fight press conference that the Las Vegas-based promotion would implement a new testing policy for fighters using testosterone replacement therapy.

Any fighter under UFC contract exercising the therapeutic exemption to use TRT will be tested throughout their training camp to ensure they’re not abusing the therapy to cheat.

White suspected that some fighters may be raising their testosterone levels well above acceptable levels during training to reap the benefits, but then taper off in time for their levels to come down enough to meet athletic commission standards come fight time.

TUF 17 coach Chael Sonnen, who uses TRT, supports the organization’s new stance on the controversial treatment.

“First off, I admire Dana on many levels. But for me, this is his crowning moment, both as a leader, but also with his integrity. You are never going to find a chief executive of any corporation, be it sport, business or otherwise that shines a light on his own organization and says, ‘We have a problem.’ Guys, we’re not talking about testosterone use, we’re talking about testosterone abuse,” Sonnen said on UFC Tonight.

Sonnen was suspended for elevated testosterone levels following his UFC 117 loss to Anderson Silva.  He appealed the decision.  He was fined and suspended, but granted a license to compete, as well as a therapeutic use exemption, when he applied for a new license once the terms of the suspension were fulfilled.

Sonnen claims the new TRT testing has already been deployed.  He should know; he’s already been tested.

“The testing has already started. I can tell you firsthand, I have already been tested since this announcement,” said Sonnen.

Sonnen faces Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight crown at UFC 159 on April 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Chael Sonnen Fights

  • 4 months ago
  • 1143 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

UFC's Jeff Novitzky explains exemption for Kalindra Faria and Mara Romero Borella

  • 16 days ago
  • 11 views

A rule in the UFC’s anti-doping policy cost former Invicta FC flyweight champ Andrea Lee her spot on UFC 216. Should the same have applied to her opponent, and the replacement that took her spot?File read news >>

'UFC 216 Embedded,' No. 4: Kevin Lee resists the lure of cookies and chips

  • 16 days ago
  • 10 views

Check out the fourth episode of the UFC’s “Embedded” series ahead of Saturday’s UFC 216 in Las Vegas.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Sao Paulo's 12-bout UFC Fight Night 119 lineup finalized for FS1, FS2

  • 24 days ago
  • 7 views

The fight card is set for the UFC’s return to Brazil on Oct. 28 with UFC Fight Night 119.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 118 lineup set with 12 bouts on UFC Fight Pass in Gdansk, Poland

  • 22 days ago
  • 32 views

The fight card is set for the UFC’s return to Poland later this month for UFC Fight Night 118.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira booked for UFC 218 in Detroit

  • 19 days ago
  • 8 views

A welterweight scrap between two athletes with a penchant for good fights has been booked for UFC 218.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Joseph Duffy meets James Vick at UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden in New York

  • 28 days ago
  • 10 views

The UFC’s return to Madison Square Garden continues to grow with a lightweight bout between Joseph Duffy and James Vick.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Coach Mark Henry says Eddie Alvarez fighting Justin Gaethje at UFC 218 in Detroit

  • 18 days ago
  • 16 views

The UFC’s long-awaited return to Detroit is shaping up to be a big card, and now it appears a pair of former champs will grace the lineup.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Knee injury, surgery forces Teemu Packalen from UFC Fight night 118 vs. Marcin Held

  • 18 days ago
  • 6 views

The UFC’s return to Poland later this month for UFC Fight Night 118 has taken a hit to one of its featured bouts. Filed under: News read news >>

Let's get another look at Demetrious Johnson's ridiculous armbar win at UFC 216

  • 15 days ago
  • 156 views

Demetrious Johnson now has sole possession of the UFC’s most prestigious record – most consecutive title defenses – and he did it with flare.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Yokota Air Base personnel in Japan motivated by recent visit from UFC fighters

  • 20 days ago
  • 4 views

Take an inside look at the UFC’s recent visit to Yokota Air Base in Japan near Tokyo. Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>