Chael Sonnen Explains Failed Drug Test



Chael Sonnen fails drug test. That was the shocking UFC news of the day. Some laughed, some poked fun. Sonnen has failed drug tests before and stated he would find a way to compete without TRT. He let Wanderlei Silva have it for failing to appear at his licensing hearing, which in essence said that Silva didn’t want the fight.

So people started piling on Sonnen, regardless of what the facts might be or before hearing Sonnen’s explanation. He went on America’s Pregame on Fox Sports 1 to explain his side of the story, and why failing this drug test is not at all as bad as people are making it out to be.

“These are the medications that you have to go on to lead a healthy life. and if they’re asking me to choose between my health and my sport, that’s not a choice I can make. I’m going to choose health.”

Here’s Chael Sonnen’s explanation for failing the random drug test.

UFC president Dana White came to Sonnen’s defense, saying Sonnen was on the medicine to remain fertile in order to conceive children with his wife.

Whether you believe Sonnen or are disgusted with him, the bottom line is that both Silva vs. Sonnen and then Belfort vs. Sonnen looked to be exciting fights, at least fights that fans wanted to see.

UFC 175 still has the killer main event of Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida, and if you are doing some UFC gambling on the internet, Weidman remains the favorite at anywhere from -190 to -225.

What are the odds that Sonnen wins his appeal with the NSAC? Who knows. But we haven’t seen the last of the West Linn Gangster in the Octagon just yet.

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