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    Default Chael Sonnen announces he's retiring

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    Chael Sonnen's recent failed drug test hasn't just led to him being pulled from UFC 175. It will also mark the end of his MMA career.

    Sonnen announced his retirement from competition Wednesday on UFC Tonight, one day after news came out that he had tested positive for banned substances and would likely not be able to fight Vitor Belfort on July 6 in Las Vegas. Sonnen has competed in MMA for 17 years, including the last five with the UFC.

    At the top of the show, Sonnen further explained why he was taking human chorionic gonadotropin, anastrozole and clomiphene. The latter two are anti-estrogen medications typically given to women. Sonnen, 37, has hypogonadism, an affliction that affects the output of testosterone. He was on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) before it was banned by the Nevada Athletic Commission in February. Once he came off that, Sonnen said doctors prescribed him anastrozole and clomiphene with the hope of stimulating natural testosterone production.

    In some ways, it worked. Sonnen said he had fertility issues previously and now his wife Brittany is pregnant with their first child. He said he was putting his health and family first and would do the same thing again if given the choice.

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    It was fun watching you lay on dudes.....



    really though, tough guy and great wrestler.

    Unfortunately we now have to hear him commentate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trodden View Post
    ...Unfortunately we now have to hear him commentate.
    I haven't listened to a UFC event with the sound on in more than 5 years. I'm not about to begin again now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    I haven't listened to a UFC event with the sound on in more than 5 years. I'm not about to begin again now.

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    UFC Events have sound????????
    No shit?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    UFC Events have sound????????
    No shit?


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    I live in the UK and get UFC on BT Sports and formally ESPN.

    One time the commentating was broken and we still had perfect sound minus Rogan and Goldberg, it was the best 3 fights I have ever watched. You could hear the corners giving instructions, the sound of every clean punch and kick landing and fighters wincing when submission attempts occurred. Think it was UFC 80 in Newcastle.

    I was wondering for those who order PPV, do you have this option? Would be brilliant to watch like this IMO!
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    sadly, there is not that option.

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    All manner of men came to work for the News: everything from wild young Turks who wanted to rip the world in half and start all over again -- to tired, beer-bellied old hacks who wanted nothing more than to live out their days in peace before a bunch of lunatics ripped the world in half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmafan111 View Post
    I live in the UK and get UFC on BT Sports and formally ESPN.

    One time the commentating was broken and we still had perfect sound minus Rogan and Goldberg, it was the best 3 fights I have ever watched. You could hear the corners giving instructions, the sound of every clean punch and kick landing and fighters wincing when submission attempts occurred. Think it was UFC 80 in Newcastle.

    I was wondering for those who order PPV, do you have this option? Would be brilliant to watch like this IMO!
    No we don't. I have said it should be an option for a while.
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    So long and thanks for all the fish.
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    This will be short lived
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    This will be short lived
    Exactly he'll pretend he's retired instead of suspended and be back when that ends

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