Chael Sonnen Blasts MMA Media (Video)

Written by Tom Ngo
April 18th, 2012

UFC Middleweight Chael Sonnen

Well, at least we know Chael P. Sonnen (Pictured) isn’t talking about 5thRound.com. After it was revealed Alistair Overeem had failed his UFC 146 pre-fight drug test, Sonnen claims several mixed martial arts outlets falsely reported the details surrounding the controversy.

While Overeem did register for elevated levels of testosterone, Sonnen wanted to blast the MMA websites that claimed the heavyweight top contender tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

The fact of the matter is, Overeem didn’t. He simply had more than twice the legal limit of testosterone in his system that’s permitted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Here’s what Uncle Chael said on this week’s edition of FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight”:

“Congratulations, MMA media. Right when I think your incompetence cannot get to any higher level, the Alistair Overeem story comes out. From you kids on the interwebs, running your little dot-coms from the couch in your mother’s basement, to you beneficiaries of Mark Cuban’s tax write-off, you’ve gone and screwed up the Alistair Overeem case beyond all belief.

“Is it repairable? I doubt it. Hey, if I’m a member of the media and somebody tells me that Alistair Overeem failed a drug test, the very first thing I’m going to say is, ‘Really? What substance did he test positive for?’ You see, those basic questions are where the wheels begin to fall off the bus for this entire story.

“Alistair Overeem did not test positive for anything. End of story. So why is his name getting drug through the mud? Why are they saying, ‘Well, he’s got an elevated T:E ratio.’ Ok, fair enough. Let’s say his T:E ratio is outside the norm. That’s not illegal. That’s outside the norm. That’s a red flag. That is a red flag, and Alistair will owe an explanation. If it’s not against the rules, why are we having this conversation? MMA media, you failed!”

Speaking of failed, Sonnen flunked his UFC 117 drug test after scoring a testosterone/epitestosterone ratio of 16.9:1. Sonnen later revealed he was prescribed Testosterone Replacement Therapy and that’s what caused him to register off the charts.

Many believe Overeem may play the same card when he stands before the NSAC on April 24th.

Please click the media player below to watch Sonnen’s rant:

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