All UFC 148 Drug Tests Clean; Chael Sonnen Granted TRT Exemption

July 13, 2012
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Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen at UFC 148Every fighter on the UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II fight card was drug tested and all 22 fighters returned negative results.

With the focus on drug testing in sports becoming more and more intense, the Nevada Athletic Commission chose to test ever fighter at the UFC 148 event that took place last week at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Chael Sonnen, who challenged UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the main event, applied for and was granted a therapeutic use exemption for his testosterone replacement therapy regimen, according to the commission’s executive director Keith Kizer.

Silva went on to win the main event, stopping Sonnen with a knee to the chest followed by numerous punches that results in a TKO finish.

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  • KBEsq

    Sonnen is just cheating legally. He still couldn’t win…twice.

    I don’t care what anyone says about this stuff. It’s cheating. If you’re on TRT, they let you get to the maximum ratio that is allowed, which is six times a normal person.

    Yes, they do that because athletes typically have higher ratios, but they work for it. If you ruined and abused your body when you were younger, you should have to live with it.

    • RubeKegal

      Untrue, do your research my friend. They cannot be more than 6:1 ratio. Chael was 5:1 and Anderson was 3:1.

      Chael before his fight with Maia was >1:1.