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Chael Sonnen positive for PEDs


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Chael Sonnen has been notified that he failed a post-fight drug screening following his loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 117, which was held Aug. 7 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., California State Athletic Commission executive officer George Dodd said.

"[sonnen] received his notice yesterday," Dodd told Sherdog.com shortly after the Shane Mosley-Sergio Mora boxing match ended Saturday night in Los Angeles.

In a conversation the day before, Dodd declined to comment on the situation, other than answering that all fighters from UFC 117 had passed drugs-of-abuse scans, but that the commission was still waiting on performance-enhancing drug screens from the event.

Dodd did not state which banned substance was red-flagged, but with a clean drugs-of-abuse scan it is clear the positive test was for a performance-enhancing substance.

The last major UFC banned-substance case in the state centered on UFC 73's lightweight title match, which saw both competitors -- Sean Sherk and Hermes Franca -- test positive for PEDs. Both fighters were suspended for one year and fined, though Sherk appealed and had his suspension shortened to six months.

Sonnen is staring at a long layoff if he elects not to appeal or is denied. He was scheduled to rematch Silva Feb. 6 in Las Vegas, but that fight may be delayed or scrapped in light of these allegations.

Text messages to Sonnen went unreturned.

His manager Matt Lindland told Sherdog.com that he was cornering a fighter on the East Coast and had no knowledge of the positive test results.

Silva's manager Ed Soares, who engaged in some heated exchanges via the media in the build up to the fight, was stunned when asked for his reaction.

"If it's true, I feel really bad for him," said Soares. "I know he did it to himself but it is really sad, he put on such a great performance that night. It is just a shame it will be tarnished."

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Tarnished? No, now it just makes sense.

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This has been posted before.

I still don't think he was on PED's. Something else he was using for some type of illness must have been the cause. It's still not set in stone yet, they have to find the root cause first.

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Yeah posted before but I was watching and interview with Dana before 119 and he said there's alot more to this then him just testing positive but he couldn't go into it

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LOL. He did that? :laugh:

Yeah...He's pretty much talked crap about anyone who isn't a white American lol...Well Brock Lesnar as well. I guess he doesn't like mutant's either. Matt Lindland and Randy Couture he loves! (Who doesn't love Randy.)

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Yeah...I liked him at first but he's just coming off as a disrespectful ass. He said a black belt from the Nogueira Bros is like a free toy with a McDonald's Happy Meal. Yes, it was funny but highly disrespectful. Oh well. The Nogueira's taught Silva the triangle he used on Chael to make him tap :). I'm more disappointed in his comments about Brazil and calling GSP a French Canadian Mickey Mouse from a socialist country, being Canadian myself lol. It's likely all marketing and self promotion anyways.

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Lance Armstrong did a number of things and he gave himself cancer," Sonnen said on Pro MMA Radio, as transcribed by MMA Mania. "He cheated, he did drugs, and he gave himself cancer. Well, instead of saying 'Hey listen, I cheated and gave myself cancer, don't be like me,' he actually made himself the victim and then went out and profited something like $15 million from this 'Hey, poor me, let's find a cure for cancer' campaign instead of just coming clean and saying, 'Look, here's what I did, I screwed myself up, and I hope people learn from my mistakes.You just watch these guys and can't help but think, God, what a fraud."

Even weirder was Chael actually told the CSAC he was on Steroids and they still let him fight :blink:

"He only indicated that he was taking it but he never indicated why," Dodd said of a conversation he and Sonnen shared during drug testing conducted by the state a day prior to the fight. Sonnen "just let me know he was taking [something] and that's when I called over an inspector to get it documented. But when you do take it you still have to show a medical reason."
"Whenever you're taking an enhancing drug you have to let the commission know prior to even taking the test that you're taking, and what the medical reasons are why you're taking the drug," Dodd said. "That way we can verify with our commission doctors that the reason you're taking that is the reason you should be on that type of drug. You can't just come in and say, 'Hey, I'm taking this,' and think that's going to get you off."
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