Chael Sonnen Fails Drug Screening, Possibly Hurting His Chances of Fighting in the UFC

Chael Sonnen was ready to fight in UFC 157, until it was announced that he did not pass the official drug screening, making him ineligible.
By Armando Tapia
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  • MMA light heavyweight Chael Sonnen was getting ready to fight in UFC 157, until he tested positive for TRT, Testosterone Replacement Therapy, a substance that used to be completely legal until the Athletic Commission changed the ruling banning the substance.

    Sonnen claims that, “although this is a banned substance on fight nights, it is also a substance that helps him live a healthy life,” Sonnen claimed in an interview on ESPN.

    His plan is to appeal the test stating that it is legal to use anytime besides fight night. However, UFC has a right to randomly screen all of its fighter whenever they see fit.

    Currently Sonnen doesn’t know if or when he will ever be able to fight for UFC again.