It was revealed today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that ow-retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen has been suspended for two years for failed failed drug test. Sonnen admitted his guilt and said he agreed with the commission’s punishment.
“Today is the day for him to take responsibility for cheating,” NSAC chair Francisco Aguilar said. “It’s not a time to hide behind false excuses. I think a great penalty is warranted here for the sake of a clean sport.”
Sonnen has gone out of his way to get inside his opponent’s head, he has been on an up and down roller coaster ride. Since losing to Anderson Silva in their first fight back in 2010, Sonnen has a 3-3 record in his last six fights, two of those have been for gold.
Site Reminder: UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown goes down this Saturday night (7/26) on UFC Fight Pass and big Fox. MMA Frenzy will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelim side of the card on Fight Pass and to the fight the big fights on the rest of the prelim card and then the main card that airs on Fox. The main event will feature Matt Brown vs. Robbie Lawler, the co-main event will see Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. The event airs from San Jose, California at the San Jose, California. The show starts with Juliana Carneiro Lima vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk at 4:15 p.m on UFC Fight Pass and then continuing on big Fox. The rest of the prelims that will air on Fox starts at 6 p.m. ET with Mike De La Torre vs. Brian Ortega. We have three more fights before the main card kicks off a 8 p.m. ET with Bobby Green vs. Josh Thomson. We will be providing live play-by-play coverage for each fight, as well as having minute to minute updates through the night and after the fights happen. Also, stay tuned for the post event news.