Chael Sonnen Explains Failed Drug Test

Chael Sonnen got some bad news Tuesday when it was revealed that he tested positive for two banned substances during a random drug test given to him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission during UFC 173 fight weekend.

Sonnen tested positive for Anastrozole and Clomiphene, which are anti-estrogen drugs usually given to women but in men reduce estrogen while sometimes helping to restart natural testosterone production.

Just before the test results were released, Sonnen appeared on FOX Sports Radio with host Jay Mohr to get his side of the story out there. According to Sonnen he started taking the drugs after the Nevada commission banned TRT his plan to rebuild his body naturally after taking synthetic testosterone for so long, the anti-estrogen drugs were introduced to help him adapt.

Heres what he had to say regarding the matter:

“These are not secrets that I took these substances — this is what you have to take if you’re coming off testosterone. At any rate, it was picked up on the test. Now, they can handle it however they want. They can look at it and go ‘this makes sense to us’ or they can say ‘we don’t like this’. They can do either one, they’re the commission, The confusing part is that for a non-anabolic, non-steroid, non-performance enhancing agent that is perfectly legal and that I need for a healthy life, essentially, they’re saying you’ve got to choose between health and sport. It’s very tough for me too because I was very up front about this in a number of interviews about what I’ve done. So when this came back they said ‘why did this come back in your system?’ and I said ‘why is it in my system? Because I took it’. I’ve been taking it and I had to take it because you guys changed the rules. I took my oars out of the water in the meantime, meaning I didn’t fight, I didn’t ask for a license, you had to wade across this bridge if you will. In the interim, they did a test, I tested positive for these things, which I should have, I took them, they were in my system, That wasn’t a surprise.”

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