Before Metamoris 4, Chael Sonnen Fails 2nd Test; Positive For HGH, EPO

Before Metamoris 4, Chael Sonnen Fails 2nd Test; Positive For HGH, EPO



Chael Sonnen’s problems with PEDs are nowhere near finished.

After the NSAC revealed that Chael Sonnen for banned substances on May 24th, he announced his retirement from professional mixed martial arts. Today it was revealed that he was also tested randomly on June 5th, where he also tested positive for four banned substances:

According to MMA fighting:

“Chael Sonnen tested positive for four banned substances earlier this month in a second random drug test administered by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Sonnen, who recently announced his retirement from MMA, was asked to take a blood and urine test on June 5 in Portland, Ore., by the NAC because at the time he was scheduled to fight at UFC 175 on July 5 in Las Vegas. The commission learned earlier this week that Sonnen failed those tests due to the presence of human growth hormone (HGH), recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO), which is typically used to boost red blood cells that carry oxygen to the muscles, increasing stamina and endurance, anastrozole, used to treat early stages of breast cancer, and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), the female fertility drug that is often used in an effort to restart testosterone production.”


Chael Sonnen is set to face Andre Galvao in a submission only match at Metamoris 4, on August 9th in Los Angeles.

Metamoris doesn’t test for PEDs.

Ralek Gracie, Metamoris president had this to say on the MMA hour about Sonnen’s participation amidst all his recent PED problems:


“I think Chael, given everything that was happening with the UFC, I thought it would be an interesting way for him to keep himself active and keep himself interested in something that brings him to his roots in a lot of ways.”

“From a professional standpoint, he hasn’t competed in anything grappling or wrestling-oriented, or at least we haven’t seen it in a while. I think that for him to be able to do something like that just kinds of grounds everything for him. For us to facilitate it for him it’s even cooler. I think that the timing and everything the way that it’s working just couldn’t be better.”


Metamoris 4 trailer: