Chael Sonnen admitted that he was taking steroids at pre-fight drug test

It has now been confirmed that UFC middleweight contender, Chael Sonnen admitted to the California State Athletic Commission Executive Director to taking something but offered no explanation as to why he was taking it prior to his UFC 117 clash with Anderson Silva.

California State Athletic Commission Executive Director, George Dodd, speaking via Sports Illustrated, said:

“He only indicated that he was taking it but he never indicated why. He 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.”

“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. 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.”

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