After three months of complete silence, UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen finally broke the seal during this Thursday’s California State Athletic Commission’s meeting.
The former top contender and his team of specialists faced the firing squad for nearly 90 minutes trying to explain their side of the story. Sonnen produced a positive drug screening on September 2nd following his UFC 117 loss to champion Anderson Silva in Oakland.
While the CSAC’s knowledge on one of the most controversial MMA events in 2010 wasn’t quite where it should have been – one of the Commission’s members needed to clarify with Sonnen exactly who UFC president Dana White was – they begrudgingly came to a verdict nonetheless.
After some intense back and forth banter, the CSAC determined Sonnen’s sentence should be cut from a year-long suspension to six months and a $2,500 fine. He’s already served half of the ban.
Although Sonnen left Sacramento feeling a sense of victory, there are still many questions surrounding his defense. Purists hoped Mike Straka of HDNet’s “Inside MMA” would probe Sonnen regarding some of the inconsistencies during their exclusive one-on-one. Unfortunately, those questions were never presented.
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