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Sonnen Told CSAC Officials He Might Piss Hot For Steroids In His Pre-Fight Drug Test, Yet They Still Let the Fight Go On

("This isn’t going to end well, I can feel it.")

 Well, the Chael Sonnen PED case just got a whole lot stranger.

According to a report by Sports Illustrated’s Josh Gross, Sonnen indicated to California State Athletic Commission officials who administered his pre-fight drug screening urinalysis that he had taken a banned substance that might show up in the test.

That’s pretty much the nail in the coffin of his UFC career if true, but Chael being Chael will likely blame it on this guy with the Hispanic accent who has been impersonating him in interviews:

(Pic props: lookoutawhale via the UG)

What I can’t wrap my mind around is, why would he bring the heat on himself like that? You can bet that CSAC told the testing lab to make sure they "take a long hard look at that Republican’s piss under the microscope."

Here’s what CSAC executive director George Dodd told Gross went down the day before Sonnen’s career defining fight with Anderson Silva.

"He only indicated that he was taking it but he never indicated why," Dodd said of a conversation he and Sonnen shared during drug testing conducted by the state a day prior to the fight. Sonnen "just let me know he was taking [something] and that’s when I called over an inspector to get it documented. But when you do take it you still have to show a medical reason."

So let me get this straight, Sonnen admitted he cheated prior to the bout, yet he was still licensed to fight? I’m just as baffled by the decision made by CSAC to allow him to compete than I am by Chael’s decision to possibly throw away his UFC career.

Would they have still allowed the fight to go on if it was, say PCP, speed or cocaine?

If I was Anderson Silva’s camp, I would be pissed that the commission allowed Sonnen to go into the Octagon with an illegal edge like he had.

Here’s Dodd’s explanation of why they need to know the reason that a fighter has been taking a banned substance as they can confer with commission physicians on whether or not it was used to enhance performance.

"Whenever you’re taking an enhancing drug you have to let the commission know prior to even taking the test that you’re taking, and what the medical reasons are why you’re taking the drug," Dodd said. "That way we can verify with our commission doctors that the reason you’re taking that is the reason you should be on that type of drug. You can’t just come in and say, ‘Hey, I’m taking this,’ and think that’s going to get you off."

That’s why when Karo Parisyan listed the prescribed medication he had been taking for a back and hip injury didn’t jibe with the ones in his blood that he didn’t have a script for, there was a problem.

The thing is, why, when he admitted he took the PED and didn’t have a legit reason for taking it that would excuse him from being punished for the infraction, was he allowed in the Octagon?

CSAC, of all commissions, given its propensity for controversy should not walk away from this fiasco scot-free. I smell an inquiry.

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Seoul Brother- September 21, 2010 at 5:58 pm
Let's take a look at what is FACTUAL up to this point. He ingested something that he was aware would register as a banned substance/PEDs especially something that would elevate his testosterone levels. He pissed hot, and he has a month to appeal or to accept the CSACs punishment.

If he intentionally took a PED, then I say ruin this greasy skidmark. In that case, I hope he sucks on a Mossberg before he pulls the trigger. The argument that he may have been unaware that something he took would register as a false positive for PEDs is useless because he fucking well took something he KNEW would register as positive as a banned substance. He threw the integrity of a long awaited grudge match out the window.

The CSAC may be more corrupt than a priest with a boner, but that's a different issue entirely.

Now he could claim that he never said shit, much like he's said he never has a Twitter account, or other nutty crap, but Chael "Asterisk" Sonnen dug his own fucking grave for talking a lot of nonsense. I have no idea how this ratfuck malignant scrotal wart will redeem himself, and I don't fucking care.
fatbellyfrank- September 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm
@ rimgag, yup Impact FC , run by freakozoid promoters for freakozoid fighters
ccman- September 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm
Maybe he got an epi shot. Maybe he has allergies. Maybe. Csac did not ask since the answer was common sense... butt decided now its a big deal.

We are still discussing the most corrupt commission in fightong. No answer will make sense period.
halfbreed23- September 21, 2010 at 1:51 pm
If they were to judge Chael medically based on everything he said leading up to the fight he would have been in a straight jacket long before the fight. There's a lot of fake outrage in that angle.

ghostboner- September 21, 2010 at 1:48 pm
What I want to know is what he was using whatever he was using for? Injury? We never heard about one. To get mega huge? Looked same size as usual. To get some terrible cardio? He went almost 5 rounds no prob. Did have mad bacne, did piss hot for elevated testosterone. Not sure what to think on this one. I imagine it will turn out to be something that will just blow over. Hard to believe Chael would be dumb enough to rant about roids and then piss hot a month later.
ghostboner- September 21, 2010 at 1:44 pm
Wait, so horsemeat is banned now? Does Overeem know?
LET IT RAIN- September 21, 2010 at 11:44 am
Great post Gorgzilla. i LOL'd.

I'm thinking the real issue here is that Chael has split personality disorder. It would all make sense if it was his hispanic alter ego that took said PED's and insulted Lance Armstrong.

Gorgzilla- September 21, 2010 at 8:54 am
Chael nuthuggers timeline:

Chael pisses hot:
-"I think everyone should hold judgement until some more solid information comes out."

Natural steroids are the cause:
-"I'm not making a judgement on this until we get the name of the substance."

Chael admits to cheating:
-"Well like many articles have said, over the counter medicines can set off a false positive for PED's."

Name of substanse given:
-"This should be a non-issue."

Chael tattoos "IM ON STEROIDS AND ALSO INSANE!" on his forehead:
-"I'ts pretty clear to me that the guy is innocent"

Chael rapes and kills most people in his home state.
-"Its amazing how many people are still on Sonnen's nuts."

Chael reaches nr 1 on fbi's most wanted list:
-" ... Silva sucks! ... Leave Britney Chael alone!"

(some small time later)
Chael is revealed as antichrist, causes world destruction and delivers Jesus' still beating heart to Satan:
-"I think everyone should hold judgement until some more solid information comes out."

k-onda- September 21, 2010 at 8:46 am
I'm one of those who doesn't like Sonnen, but I found his prefight word spewage totally hilarious. Now that I think back to all that BS he dropped, I hate him - he's a douche.
But I'm equally disappointed in myself. Here I knew he was a republican politician shit talker and never imagined him being exposed as a hypocrite liar. This shit is so predictable.
Now of course I'm all conspiracy - that is to say, I think DW and company knew what was up, but wanted to see the Spider's reign end already. Oh well, old age will get to him eventually.
831 Father- September 21, 2010 at 8:12 am
Dude, who the fuck's defending Sonnen? People are saying wait for the whole story whether from the CSAC or Sonnen himself. Right now, the fans and the MMA media are going on bits and pieces of info and are confusing the hell out of the situation.
BossNasty- September 21, 2010 at 8:06 am
So Sonnen is the loser I thought he was. The picture is much clearer now. Sonnen never beat anyone worth a rats ass and never finished the bums he did fight. UP until his last few fights. Now out of NOWHERE he is dominating people that are much better than the fighters he lost too. For those of you that are determined to ride Sonnens nuts till they fall off, what does anyone have to gain by falsly accusing Sonnen of PED's? There's championship belt to take from him and as far as I know there is no belt for getting choked out by the champ. It would seem y'all are riding his nuts for the pleasure of it. Tell me how you take PED's and then still lose.
J-Dog- September 21, 2010 at 8:06 am
I think everyone should hold judgement until some more solid information comes out. The solid info we have now is that he admitted he might test positive, and that he tested positive (high testosterone levels). Okay, maybe he took something legal or had a prescription. We don't know yet so let's let it all shake out and then crucify him once we have the rest of the facts.

I just hope this doesn't interfere with the rematch. Out.
shoryuken- September 21, 2010 at 7:53 am
wow...making friends already....swell
831 Father- September 21, 2010 at 7:31 am
Fuck, use your shift key. And your first two lines make you just as annoying as thisredengine.
shoryuken- September 21, 2010 at 7:29 am
longtime reader, first time poster... first of all, id like to make a promise to the regulars here to not have a post that looks like this...


furthermore i enjoy the 'outside of the box' articles and comments you guys provide

now...i will make it known i am an anderson silva pole choker...though i share the frustration that those that loathe him have with his lack of heart at times (maia, cote...) but just ask me and ill give you a million reasons why i let it slide. again, not to belabor the point, AS nut hugger in the house.

now lets talk chael... man, i was excited for this fight i thought the spider was going to walk through was i wrong. and the post press conference made me a fan of honest and vunerable he was refreshing. but all sucks, even as a silva fan. most AS fans are loving this as it is qualifying why the fight was so epic, and why chael never lost energy and just kept coming...yada ya. to me... it couldnt be more the opposite. i was so pumped for the rematch, a chance to watch my jedi master take sonnen down convincingly (early KO)...but now all im left with is the likelihood chael will be suspended for a year and knocked down the tottem pole and forced to work back up to anderson. granted anderson keeps the title which i feel he will...if it goes that route and chael has to fight back tot he top that could take a few years... and silva isnt getting any younger. i dont think as AS will be in the fighting game for the length of someone like say randy couture... infact i feel retirement coming on in a coulple years. so...the only guy to impose his will on my guy is removed from the equation for now. this sucks....this just sucks. im praying that this is all overhyped and that the fight is still on...but logic states otherwise.

that is all for now. hadoken.
DaltonSwayze- September 21, 2010 at 7:12 am
Man, I hope he got paid big for that Silva fight. Also, he should just go feud with Jericho and Edge already; it might make me start watching Raw again
Stak40- September 21, 2010 at 6:36 am
Its amazing how many people are still on Sonnen's nuts. Dude talked mad shit about Silva and Armstrong while at the same time taking PEDs. Why? Because he knew he was going to kick FUCKED up. So now, he still lost to (?a hurt?) Silva while doping, admitted to the commision and you cock sluts still refuse to jump off his dick. Find a new Hero Batches!
Viva Hate- September 21, 2010 at 5:37 am
Again I say, typical! Say one thing and then turn around and do it. It is becoming more and more obvious that Sonnen knew what he was doing and yet he blasts so many other people. See ya in a year dick.
831 Father- September 21, 2010 at 5:20 am
Also, it was the DAY BEFORE the event. Not that it makes it right that Chael fought, but I'm the nightmare that would have occured if the main event was called off. UFC would have to get the word out somehow the card had changed, fans would be pissed and you rob the MW champion of a payday.

Not to mention, the CSAC would even more people up their asses demanding immediate results and explanations.
831 Father- September 21, 2010 at 5:11 am
Dramatic much? I guess Nate Marquardt and Sean Sherk have had the "final nail in their coffins" for a few years now.
mt59801- September 21, 2010 at 3:59 am
I'm not making a judgement on this until we get the name of the substance. A lot of OTC supplements are steroid/anabolic pre-cursors, you can actually increase your testosterone buy taking hight dose zinc/magnesium(ZMA), DHEA, or other analogues. Anyone remember what sherk tested for? because this **may be a similar situation.
RIMGAG- September 21, 2010 at 3:09 am
Crap they allready have it down under...
RIMGAG- September 21, 2010 at 3:07 am
Like all good rock comes form drugs, I believe good mma fights can come from it to.

There should be an own league for juiceheads. Coleman, Barnett now Chael, who else to come?
DesolationUSA- September 20, 2010 at 11:46 pm
@ Ninja if you'd I dunno actually read other articles the guy from the commission himself stated he tested positive for quite excessive levels of testosterone. So stop trying to back Chael's bitch ass up.
dogpt3- September 20, 2010 at 11:24 pm
what the hell else would you expect from a republican? Chael Sonnen, you are so dumb. you are really dumb. for real.