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Metamoris Not Pulling Chael Sonnen from Upcoming Grappling Event in August
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.02.2014

Metamoris president Ralek Gracie released an official statement, saying that former MMA and UFC fighter Chael Sonnen will not be pulled from the upcoming event set for August 9 in Los Angeles, California. Sonnen is scheduled to face Andre Galvao in a grappling bout.

Sonnen recently failed two drug tests for several banned substances for the Nevada State Athletic Commission. You can read Gracie's full statement below:

We are not cutting Chael Sonnen from the Metamoris 4 card on August 9th.

Why not? because we don't currently test for PEDs and we are not an MMA organization. Metamoris is a grappling event with different rules and we require our own unique set of regulations for all aspects of participation.

We are concerned about the issue of PEDs overall but we have a lot of research and work to do before accurately defining our stance. Due to the instability and controversy surrounding the regulation of PEDs we are taking our time to discover the best approach and fit for our organization.

Lastly, for the people who understand the level of opposition Chael is facing at Metamoris 4, his use of any supplement or drug is not likely to provide any advantage whatsoever. Chael is a world-class wrestler and MMA fighter and his participation is an exciting way for our fans to see something they don't normally see.


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