All those fans that Chael Sonnen gained by laying a whooping on Anderson Silva for four and a half rounds before succumbing to a submission may want to hold off buying any of that Sonnen merchandise they have been eye balling as Sherdog.com is reporting that the CSAC has informed them that Sonnen has tested hot for PED's following UFC 117:
According to California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer George Dodd, Chael Sonnen has been notified that he failed post-fight drug screening following his loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 117, which was held Aug. 7 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.
… In a conversation the day before, Dodd declined to comment on the situation, other than answering that all fighters from UFC 117 had passed drugs-of-abuse scans, but that the commission was still waiting on performance-enhancing drug screens from the event.
Dodd did not state which banned substance was red-flagged, but with a clean drugs-of-abuse scan it is clear the positive test was for a performance-enhancing substance.
If this is in fact true it tarnishes an amazing performance and likely puts an end to a rematch that had been scheduled for early 2011 as a fine and lengthy suspension are now on the menu for Sonnen.
Following the news of the test, Ed Soares, Silva's manager commented on the story: