Chael Sonnen Fails Second Drug Test Administered By NSAC

The aftermath of TRT strikes again.

Former two-time UFC middleweight title contender Chael Sonnen tested positive yet again for banned substances earlier this month in a second random drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Sonnen, who announced his retirement from MMA recently, was asked by the NSAC to take an additional blood and urine test on June 5th in Portland, Oregon, because at that time he was still officially scheduled to fight at UFC 175 in Las Vegas.

The NSAC learned earlier this week that “The American Gangster” had failed those drug tests, as he tested positive for human growth horomone (HGH), recombinant human erythropoietin, anastrozole and human chorionic gonadotropin.

Update: UFC Issues A Statement Regarding Chael Sonnen’s Latest Failed Drug Test

At the time of Sonnen’s second drug test, the results of his previous tests, which took place on May 24th, had not been released. Those test results were released on June 10th, when it became known that he had tested positive for anastrozole, a non-steroidal aromatase-inhibiting drug used to treat breast cancer, and clomiphene, which is used to treat female infertility.

Both Sonnen and the UFC became aware of the news of his second drug test failure earlier this week by the NSAC.

Following the failed drug test result, Sonnen offered the following reaction to

“Yes, the Commission is aware of other prescribed medications I was taking and I will not challenge their allegations. I will cooperate with the Commission and look forward to having a dialogue about how fighters who transition off TRT can avoid violating any rules.”

According to NSAC chairman Francisco Aguilar, Sonnen’s case has now been amended to include the second drug test failure, which will be on the NSAC’s next meeting agenda on July 23rd in Las Vegas.

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    • Mr 561

      His history of drug use is pretty unfortunate .. He was a good fighter, his fight against Anderson Silva was a thriller. Also a great talker, he’s got a long career as a commentator ahead

      • WCWJobber

        You think Dana will let him be a commentator in the UFC?

        • Mr 561

          Fox Sports 1

          • MattBooneEWN

            There’s a decent chance FOX Sports axes him after all of this. Not a definite, but absolutely a possibility.

          • Mr 561

            They’ll probably sideline him for a while, but he’s good at what he does & he’s a big name

      • Aceofspades801

        I know what i’m saying is a bit ignorant. But I can totally see this guy going to the WWE when he’s done with fighting. He’s a great athlete. And I think he’ll transition as good as a hotdog being tossed in a hallway. He’s an amazing fighter. It is rather shameful.

    • Progressed_Now

      isn’t he the tard that wanted to buy WWE? I can just imagine the sort of “rasslers” he’d hire.

      PS: I don’t get the need for the bra, nothing on that thing resembles a woman. Arnie’s boobs are longer than that anyway.

  • Garrett Lockwood

    I love how this article skips talking at all about the reason behind the positive test….the fact that because sonnen has a actual medical condition that called for him to take trt treatments and the documented fact that this drug failure was the result of treatments so that sonnen and his wife could start a family…and he made a choice to retire from fighting after the drug test choosing to for go furthering his fight career choosing instead to continue to try and have children…..Chael is trading in a fight career for the chance to have the greatest hon there is….being a father.

    • Garrett Lockwood