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Watch Chael Sonnen’s PED Suspension Appeal Today at 12:30 pm ET

("Well, Ed Soares and Lyoto Machida bought me a few shots the night before the fight…")

Just a reminder that Chael Sonnen‘s appeal will be heard today by the California State Athletic Commission. The proceedings start at 12:30 pm ET but according to Loretta Hunt of the LA Times, Chael’s appeal will not be heard until 4:00 pm ET, so unless you have nothing to do all day, you may want to check in with us for updates instead.

We’ll have a link for you to watch, but it won’t be live until 15 minutes prior to the meeting, so check back at 12:15.

It will be interesting to hear what angle Sonnen’s legal team will use to plead its case.

On his pre-fight drug screening forms he filled out on the eve of his UFC 117 fight with Anderson Silva before providing CSAC officials with his questionable urine sample, Sonnen disclosed that he received one shot of testosterone two days prior to the bout.

According to CSAC policy, if Sonnen was receiving any type of testosterone replacement therapy, he would have had to state as much on his pre-fight medical forms, so that defense may not do much more than have his suspension reduced if he pleads ignorance.

I guess we’ll have to wait and see what kind of a yarn Chael spins this time. I’m just hoping it has nothing to do with him being a hermaphrodite or this could get very uncomfortable.

As an extra bonus, Josh Barnett, who no-showed at his appeal last year to wrestle Bob Sapp in Japan, will also address the commission to apply for the reinstatement of his license. Has it really been a year since he killed Affliction? Time flies.

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Goog- December 3, 2010 at 6:00 am
Chael's hotter than Chandella.
KINGMADE- December 2, 2010 at 4:23 pm
oh and the bitch in the middle aka "father time" needs to learn to shut her trap.. I am sure the lawyers knew how much time they had left... she fucking interrupted 3 times. Get back in the kitchen bitch.
KINGMADE- December 2, 2010 at 4:05 pm
I think he is going to get a reduced sentence.

Bet he gets 6 months and the full fine.
WrenJoRo- December 2, 2010 at 4:01 pm
Shifty-Eyed Dog- December 2, 2010 at 4:01 pm
6 months!

awesome. Back in action as early as March.
KINGMADE- December 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm
6 months and 2500 fine. He did well.
KINGMADE- December 2, 2010 at 3:55 pm
They are saying they are sorry but where about to fuck you.
theBorch- December 2, 2010 at 3:55 pm
Alright I can't take it, I'm starting a petition that all members of the CSAC OR COUNSEL must compete in a gauntlet style tournament in which they must compete in 6 fights, three against "natural" competitors and three against "enhanced" competitors.

This will provide them with real world experience in determining what advantages those on PEDs give athletes, and should also keep everyone that is currently on the commission from ever holding a position there again.

Watching this hearing makes me excited to watch matches like Shields VS GSP Fitch A Pillow.
dflash- December 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm
Chael is lucky he lost that fight to Anderson Silva. This would be even worse for him if he had won.
Shifty-Eyed Dog- December 2, 2010 at 3:45 pm
Every time I decide I'm too bored to keep watching, they sound like they're wrapping up... then they don't.
Charming Charlie- December 2, 2010 at 3:32 pm
I want to pause this to cache the video, but I don't believe that's how streams work.
danomite- December 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm
I've heard the expression "looking down your nose at someone" before but I've never seen someone actually doing it physically. Chael is literally looking down his nose at everybody else while he sits there. i guess it's people like him who were the reason that phrase exists in the first place.

I can't listen to this anymore. I hate when people just fucking talk and talk and talk without actually saying jack shit. If I were in chael's place I would have flipped the table over and started flinging my own pooh at the commissioners by now.
MoTropolis- December 2, 2010 at 3:25 pm
This broad is confused at best. She offers 15 minutes for rebuttal after Chael's doctors testimony. The prosecutor asks if she means witness or argument rebuttal, and she says "I should ask, are there any witness rebuttals?". After that, the prosecutor asks her if he should go first with his argument rebuttal and this dumb bitch is like "Well, first lets recap what we have submitted as evidence, we should do that first". This is one of those cases where you wish you never saw the man behind the curtain.
ccman- December 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm
@ vaic..... actually i think they are winning... they will lose, but they are kicking the cali lawyers ass. this does not matter apparently. the commission is so obviously biased and un informed I hope noone ever puts a fight in this 3rd world country again
dflash- December 2, 2010 at 3:15 pm
Who is Dana White? :-O LOL
vaicavalo- December 2, 2010 at 3:15 pm
If tatame magazine is translating right in their play-by-play, Sonnen's defense will make him get a 10 years suspension
ccman- December 2, 2010 at 3:15 pm
cali dr.s report:

dude, like there is no coke or weed in here, what L 7 did you like bring into my lab to bring my karma out of whack dude? like seriously, if he aint 420 friendly and stuff then i do not get this guys ki....

i must go pray to the gods of the east for guidance but if tey are not down then neither am I...... nurse wheres my water bong guidance councilor??

Did she just ask who is DW???? seriously?
theBorch- December 2, 2010 at 3:14 pm
The woman in the middle just said they need another break...someone please tell me how to get a job like this?

Also the doctor just called her a man, HA.

Also also they love the phrase short circuit.
Shifty-Eyed Dog- December 2, 2010 at 3:14 pm
The CSAC just asked "Who is Dana White?" :o
Shifty-Eyed Dog- December 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm
This doctor chawing away on his gum and looking annoyed cant be projecting an authoritative and professional impression.
DesolationUSA- December 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm
hahaha, sonnen's "doctor" says 'uh' more then any person I've ever seen.
Shifty-Eyed Dog- December 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm
@the borch yeah, i knew mine wasnt right either, but I couldnt think of the word immediately. I just knew it wasnt "suck" :)
theBorch- December 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Please speak more respectfully!!! - O.O

Also I completely agree with you and @ccman
BigBalluh- December 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm
when she asked him to talk respectful i nearly shit my pants, considering he thinks only gangsters use the word "respect" HAHAHAHAHA
Shifty-Eyed Dog- December 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm
Wow, the commission, especially the chick are really being bitches. They obviously have their minds made up.

"Can you speak more respectfully?" SERIOUSLY?? He sounded perfectly respectful to me.