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Chael Sonnen Fails Drug Test in UFC 117 Loss to Anderson Silva

Chael SonnenChael Sonnen has failed his post-fight drug test following his UFC 117 loss to middleweight champion Anderson Silva, testing positive for an undisclosed performance enhancing drug after the Aug. 7 event in Oakland, California, the California State Athletic Commission has confirmed to Sherdog.

If upheld, Sonnen will face up to a one-year suspension that will likely scrap his immediate rematch with Silva, which had been slated for January or February.

“If it’s true, I feel really bad for him,” Silva’s manager Ed Soares told Sherdog. “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.”

Sonnen backed up his trash-talk and provided the best challenge yet to the middleweight king as he dominated Silva over four-and-a-half rounds in the UFC 117 main event, but was ultimately submitted in the final minutes. will pass along more on this story as it’s available.

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