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Chael Sonnen to Appeal Positive UFC 117 Drug Test

Chael SonnenDespite admitting to taking a banned substance, UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen will appeal his failed drug test to the California State Athletic Commission which showed high testosterone levels following his UFC 117 loss to middleweight champ Anderson Silva on Aug. 7.

“Chael is consulting with his legal advisors and physicians and will have a statement in the near future,” Sonnen’s manager Mike Roberts told MMAFighting. “Chael will file an appeal with the CSAC and looks forward to working with the Commission to resolve this matter.”

Sonnen faces a one-year suspension and $2,500 fine that will scrap his planned rematch with Silva from early-2011 unless his appeal is successful when it’s expected to be heard on Dec. 2 in Sacramento.

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