(The CSAC’s "Dear Chael" letter, and proof that he listed testosterone in his medicals, not that it will help him much. Click images for larger versions.)
That eerie silence you’ve been noticing for the last couple months? That’s the sound of Chael Sonnen not talking. The formerly-outspoken middleweight contender has been mute since his UFC 117 drug test came back funky. That will change on Thursday morning, when Sonnen visits Sacramento to appeal his license suspension with the California State Athletic Commission; coincidentally, Sonnen’s case will directly follow Josh Barnett‘s long-delayed license reinstatement hearing.
FightOpinion found the entire 158-page agenda for Thursday’s session on the California Department of Consumer Affairs website, which you can see in its entirety right here. Chael-related documents take up the majority of the packet, spanning pages 33-144. A couple of noteworthy details…
– Sonnen’s one-year suspension officially began September 2nd, marking the day that his test results were received by the CSAC, not the day of his fight against Anderson Silva (August 7th).
– The T/E ratio of Sonnen’s urine specimen was over four times the acceptable threshold.
– On p.53, Sonnen lists his MMA record before UFC 117 as 26-10, instead of his actual record of 25-10-1. There was no spot on the form for number of draws so he rounded up, which I thought was kind of funny.
– Pages 93-141 are loaded with charts that we can’t begin to understand. If there are any chemists in the house that can shed some insight, please do.