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Chael Sonnen “Accepts Responsibility For His Actions” Regarding Drug Test Failures

We have finally heard from Chael Sonnen regarding the complaint filed against him from the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding his two drug test failures.

Sonnen’s lawyer, Jeff Meyer, sent the NSAC a response to the complaint that was filed against his client last month. Here was the most telling statement from Meyer in response to the complaint.

“Mr. Sonnen does not dispute any of the factual allegations contained in the First Amended Complaint. Mr. Sonnen accepts responsibility for his actions and will comply with the Commission in the prompt resolution of this matter.”

On June 10, it was announced that Sonnen failed a random drug test during the weekend of UFC 173 in May for the drugs, anastrozole and clomiphene. Then it was announced on June 29, that Sonnen failed a second random drug test that was administered on June 5 in his home state of Oregon. Sonnen tested positive for human growth hormone, recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO), anastrozole, and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG).

The following day, the UFC and Fox Sports released Sonnen from his fighting and broadcasting contracts.

Sonnen’s hearing with the NSAC is scheduled for July 23.


About Steve Muehlhausen

Steve Muehlhausen
Steven was a featured UFC columnist for Bleacher Report and a writer for MMASucka.com. He was also the host of the MMA show "The Fight Club Chicago" which aired for three years at various websites. You can email Steve at stevemuehlhausen@yahoo.com.

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