of course he pulled out. his lawyer told him to shut the fuck and not go on the show and run his mouth.
look, he might get a reduced suspension, but bottom line he tested hot, and he knew he was gonna test hot. i still believe in the he was using something to aid recovery. hell theres a good chance he was taking something that he found out had a banned substance after he started taking it.
i think the bottom line here that everyone keeps forgetting is the better fighter won that night. yes, chael did good, we already knew he was a great wrestler. we already knew he could be subbed. most of us on here figured the fight would end in sub, most of us figured rd 3ish give or take a little not last min in rd 5. bottom line, intentional or not, it didnt help him. sorry but someone somewhere fucked up.
he isnt the first fighter caught whether its intentional or by mistake. the biggest difference here is sonnens mouth. he ran it, and ran it, and ran it. he started with a few supporters, gained a shit load of fans, and then annoyed a lot of them with his mouth. to talk that much shit and then get busted.............yea thats a good reason for people to stand up and say WTF. we dont have all the information yet, so ice is right we shouldnt completely throw him under the bus. but chael is man who likes to talk, if he was 100% completely in the clear dont you think we would of heard from sonne by now?