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Chael Sonnen Test Positive for PEDs at UFC 117

MMA Fighting Reports

…Chael Sonnen has reportedly been informed that he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs after his loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 117.

Sonnen will presumably be suspended, and a second middleweight title fight between Sonnen and Silva — which undoubtedly would have been among the biggest fights for the UFC next year — may need to be scrapped.

“[Sonnen] received his notice yesterday,” California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer George Dodd told

The suspension in question would be for a year.

Bloody Elbow gets a comment from Silva’s manager Ed Soares

“If it’s true, I feel really bad for him,” said Soares. “I know he did it to himself but it is really sad, he put on such a great performance that night. It is just a shame it will be tarnished.”