CSAC set to dismiss Chael Sonnen’s excuse for testing positive for steroids

Former UFC middleweight number one contender, Chael Sonnen is set to have his latest excuse rejected by the California State Athletic Commission, after failing his UFC 117 pre-fight drugs test back in August.

George Todd of the CSAC, speaking via MMAFA.tv, said:

“When anybody is on any type of medication or anything like that they are required to provide physical documentation prior to us allowing them to compete here. That goes for any athlete that’s on any medication that could result in a positive toxicology test revealing abuse,”

“Our people review it and if there is any alternative benefit then that question will also get asked. But, from what I understand, even if you’re on testosterone therapy you would not have elevated testosterone.

“And it has to be approved. Let me remind you again: we have to clear it. We need to get necessary documentation from a physician saying why you’re on this medication, ‘these are the treatments that we’ve attempted and it hasn’t worked or it has.’

“Then we forward that information to our ring-side physician for review. If our physician agrees with their doctor then as long as they don’t test outside of a particular range they are fine.”

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