Chael Sonnen fails UFC 117 post-fight drugs test

It has today been revealed that UFC middleweight number one contender, Chael Sonnen has tested positive in his UFC 117 post-fight drugs test, throwing the immediate title rematch into disarray.

Sherdog.com:

“According to California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer George Dodd, Chael Sonnen has been notified that he failed post-fight drug screening following his loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 117, which was held Aug. 7 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.”

“In a conversation the day before, Dodd declined to comment on the situation, other than answering that all fighters from UFC 117 had passed drugs-of-abuse scans, but that the commission was still waiting on performance-enhancing drug screens from the event.”

“Dodd did not state which banned substance was red-flagged, but with a clean drugs-of-abuse scan it is clear the positive test was for a performance-enhancing substance.”

Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, said:

“If it’s true, I feel really bad for him. I know he did it to himself but it is really sad, he put on such a great performance that night. It is just a shame it will be tarnished.”

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