("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.