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Sonnen Tests Positive for PEDs at UFC 117, CSAC Says


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Oh, this is not good. The biggest comeback story of 2010 may well be fizzling out before our very eyes, as the California State Athletic Commission tells Sherdog that Chael Sonnen tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in the wake of UFC 117.  CSAC Executive Officer George Dodd says Sonnen was notified over the weekend that he’d popped positive for PEDs after his loss to Anderson Silva at that event.


Dodd had a lot on his plate on Saturday, what with the Shane Mosley-Sergio Mora boxing match going down in Los Angeles, so maybe you can’t blame the athletic commission honcho for handing out what appears to be just one very terse quote to the Dog. Aside from confirming that Sonnen’s test came back dirty, Dodd didn’t have much to say on the subject, pending further developments.

“(Sonnen) received his notice yesterday,” Dodd said.

On Friday, Dodd told Sherdog that all fighters for UFC 117 had passed tests for “drugs of abuse,” but said the commission was still waiting on results from the PED screening.

Sonnen dominated the first four rounds of his bout with the middleweight champion on Aug. 7, only to lose to a triangle choke in the fight’s waning minutes. The pair are reportedly scheduled for a rematch in January. No word yet on whether this news puts those plans in jeopardy.

According to Sherdog, Sonnen manager Matt Lindland was on the east coast this weekend attending to other fight-related business and said he had “no knowledge” of the failed test. That seems about typical for those dudes.

We also have to assume Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, was smirking his ass off when he handed out the following quote, also to The Dog:

“If it’s true, I feel really bad for him,” Soares said. “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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ctownhood- September 20, 2010 at 6:14 am
When hearing news of the failed test, Lance Armstrong responded:
"Man, if it's true, that's very unfortunate. I just hope he doesn't get testicular cancer"
Peetee- September 20, 2010 at 4:03 am
I hope PED stands for Positivity Enhancing Drugs...
kheops- September 20, 2010 at 2:59 am
Its Test Flu :D
finn- September 19, 2010 at 10:39 pm
Awwww, dammit Chael
janGUSK- September 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm
best thing that has happened to Cheals career haha
Kimbos Bread- September 19, 2010 at 8:19 pm
"...what's that do to Chael's political career..."

Probably doesn't do much to it, since neither I or anyone I know would have voted for him anyway.
fatbellyfrank- September 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm
Innocent until proven guilty, but if he did do the crime, well thats just fucken stupid
Meaot- September 19, 2010 at 7:25 pm
PS I wonder what this does to Chael's political aspirations...

Spoiler alert: Choked out in the fifth.
Meaot- September 19, 2010 at 7:23 pm
Well shit son, you even KNOW when you're gonna be tested. Learn to cycle off when the shit comes around...
Hank Mardukis- September 19, 2010 at 7:20 pm
I think you guys are getting the wrong idea about what Cold/Flu medicines would trigger a false positive for. Steroids are not the only substances that are considered PED's. Pseudoephedrine, etc. are stimulants and could trigger a false-positive for Amphetamine or other banned stimulants, which are also considered PED's. I think we should see what substance he is accused of using before accusations of roiding are made.
Hank Mardukis- September 19, 2010 at 6:34 pm
@ RSparrow
Nice!
KarmaAteMyCat- September 19, 2010 at 6:25 pm
Right turn this into personal attacks lets not own up to the dumb shit we say. It's alright guy keep on trucking with the crazy conspiracy theories that the csac is out to get people and is corrupt. Ignorance is a bliss, regardless of past mistakes he got busted and is going to cop out to a cold medication excuse. No thanks lame excuse moving on.
MoTropolis- September 19, 2010 at 6:04 pm
Next your gonna tell me he's not really a real estate agent.
Joedirt- September 19, 2010 at 5:40 pm
Sad truth is MORE athletes are on it than are NOT on it. It comes down to who is better at not getting caught.
Kimbos Bread- September 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm
*like a Jew standing among a roaring crowd of sinners*


"CRUUCIFY HIIIIIIM!!!"
MediumRare- September 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm
How long are these self-righteous tools gonna keep testing for "PEDs"?

These morons consider cold medicine a PED for fucks sake.

And even if he was injecting 'roids like a fucking racehorse who really gives a fuck? He's a big boy. He knows the consequences. And there's really only so much that anabolic 'roids will do for you in MMA.

Give it the fuck up!

The sooner we stop these ridiculous drug tests, the better.
rampageisgod- September 19, 2010 at 4:52 pm
Couldn't have happened to a bigger douche. Throw the book at him!
PERPATRAITOR- September 19, 2010 at 4:29 pm
I knew it!! The minute I saw those nasty ass body pimples. He's a cheat with a shitty fight plan and worse record.
Mr_Misanthropy- September 19, 2010 at 4:17 pm
@ Sheikey

Yeah, I don't really mean that. My personal philosophy is that cheating in any way shape or form is bullshit but in the long run the person who gets cheated is the cheater. I don't believe you can take shortcuts in life and achieve the same things as a person that somebody who works honestly to achieve those same things will gain. Part of the gain from honest achievement is honest personal growth. Personally, I won't even take supplements to enhance my physical training, let alone ped's. I stop at vitamins and I try to get the rest by eating right and resting. I think if you cheat at physical training to get gains you don't deserve the tax on the rest of your body will catch up with you at some point, if not tomorrow probably when you are older. Part of the reason I train and stay flexible is to hedge my bets for a fast easy death, not one of these horrible lingering medically assisted ones.

What I do mean though is that cheaters will always be there, unfortunately, so I'm not going to get worked up about it. I can't design or control the obviously flawed systems of testing anymore than I can control the fucked off judging and judging criteria. Also, it seems a bit shady that almost every single positive steroid case comes from the CSAC who has been proven to be blatantly corrupt on many separate occasions.
Ballkick- September 19, 2010 at 4:11 pm
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Onan- September 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm
I can't help but wonder had this been Silva that pissed dirty, if he would be getting the benefit of the doubt. According to the report Sonnen did not fail on "drugs of abuse " so that rules out pot and such.

The complete report will come out soon and we'll know exactly what flagged him. And if it's true I hope he owns up like the "great American hero " some think he is. My intuition tells me he won't and his minions will continue to make excuses for him.

Having a cold is no more valid an excuse for pissing dirty than supposedly being injured is for getting dominated for 4+ rounds. If Chael knew he had taken something questionable then he should have made it known to be commission up front.

If this is true then he should be treated like every other rule breaker. Own it and keep moving. The difference here is that Chael is such a self righteous, pompous ass that you can't help but take a little pleasure in seeing Karma do what she does best.
Mr_Misanthropy- September 19, 2010 at 4:02 pm
@ CartmanAteMyCat

At least I can keep my past misdeeds from consuming my current house pets. That's just downright irresponsible.
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