UFC Releases Statement on Chael Sonnen's Failed Drug Test
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.29.2014
They support the commission...
As reported last night, Chael Sonnen has failed a second random drug test administered by the NSAC this month. The UFC has released an official statement, which follows typical company language about whenever a fighter fails a drug test.
The statement reads, "We were made aware that a second random test, conducted earlier this month, resulted in a positive test for additional banned substances. Chael will have the opportunity to appear in front of the Nevada athletic commission next month, and through a statement released to media tonight, he's pledged to cooperate.
"Our stance on the subject remains absolutely the same: We support the commission and we will continue to ensure that all UFC competitors compete on an even playing field, free of performance-enhancing drugs and banned substances."
The test was administered earlier this month and was flagged last week for four banned substances: human growth hormone (HGH), recombinant human erythropoietin, anastrozole and human chorionic gonadotropin. Sonnen announced his retirement after the first failed drug test.