Report: Chael Sonnen Suspended for Two Years as a Result of Failed Drug Tests
By FCF Staff
Chael Sonnen may be retired from professional mixed-martial-arts, but the former UFC star has been suspended for two years, after testing positive for several banned substances.
The 37 year-old Sonnen appeared in front of the Nevada Commission on Wednesday, as a result of failing two, random drug tests earlier this year. The former middleweight contender has reportedly been suspended for two years, and will be required to pay for the testing he underwent.
In addition, Sonnen will be required to work alongside the commission in an effort to educate fighters about performance enhancing drugs and testing.
According to a report from MMA Junkie.com, Sonnen said he did not wish to offer any excuses for his failed tests, because he is “guilty” and “ashamed.”
Sonnen tested positive for the banned substances anastrozole, clomiphene, human growth hormone (HGH) and recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) heading into UFC 175.
After the results of his first failed test were disclosed, Sonnen claimed he was taking anastrozole and clomiphene as a means to transition off testosterone-replacement-therapy.
The outspoken fighter, who has since been released from his commentating duties with FOX Sports, retired with a record of 28-14-1.