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Sonnen Files his Appeal on December 2

Written on October 05, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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It seems that the cards are not in the hands of Chael Sonnen. After losing from an almost perfect performance to Anderson Silva, he faces new challenges. A failed drug test might turn his career sour.

Chael Sonnen is scheduled to be at the California State Athletic Commission on Dec. 2 in Sacramento to appeal his failed drug test. This report is according to CSAC Executive Director George Dodd.

Sonnen unfortunately failed the drug test last August as a part of the UFC 117 submission loss to Anderson Silva. Sonnen was positive for an elevated level of testosterone which may be connected to steroid use. CSAC officials issued a one-year suspension and $2,500 fine. He has a 30-day appeal to the ruling.

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Chael Sonnen Remains Silent on Drug Test Issue

Written on September 26, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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UFC middleweight champion who defeated Anderson Silva still remained mum about the PED issue. He refused to attend his MMA Live appearance and his manager just gave a few statements.

UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen is not yet ready to discuss his issues. Sonnen has been quiet since news had erupted that he failed a California State Athletic Commission-administered drug test after his impressive challenge of Anderson Silva’s title at August’s UFC 117 event.

Last Tuesday, “MMA Live” host Jon Anik said on his Twitter account that Sonnen will appear on the ESPN2-broadcast show to address the issue.

“I regret to inform you that Chael Sonnen will actually not be on the show tonight,” Anik said. “Unable to join us. I hate to have to tell you guys that.”

Sonnen became subject to much controversy and speculations since CSAC said that “a sample from Sonnen’s Aug. 6 drug test came back with a high T/E (testosterone-to-estrogen) level, which is indicative of anabolic steroid use.

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