Jimmy Quinlan, Christopher Corso join ECFC team

East Coast Fighting Championship announced on Friday, July 25 that former Coliseum to the Cage Promoters Jimmy Quinlan and Christopher Corso have joined the promotion’s team. Quinlan is a staple in the local mixed martial arts scene and was a member Chael Sonnen‘s team on the UFC‘s “The Ultimate Fighter” season 17. The Bridgewater State College graduate has also been involved...
Via Mill City Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen in Front of NSAC, UFC on Fox Preview

Brian and Steve are back for the MMA podcast as they talk about Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen going in front of the NSAC, Sonnen getting suspended with Belfort now facing Chris Weidman at UFC 181 on December 6th, Jon Jones now facing Daniel Cormier for the UFC light heavyweight championship in September, Conor McGregor’s win and his next fight which has been announced, Gina Carano...
Via Between The Ropes
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen And Vitor Belfort Fought The Nevada State Athletic Commission. Who Won?

Via Imgur Yesterday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission convened to review several open cases. Usually, things like this don’t get much press, since it’s typically just old fighters applying for licenses, but yesterday was special. Vitor Belfort, one of those old fighters, was applying for a license to fight in Las Vegas, the first time fighting in the United States since 2011...
Via With Leather
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman vs Vitor Belfort Scheduled for UFC 181

Yesterday was an important day in the life and career of UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort. His hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission went as well as it possibly could have and Belfort will obtain his license to fight in Las Vegas if he stays clean between now and December. Belfort was supposed to fight Chael Sonnen earlier this summer but failed his NSAC administered drug...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sonnen Suspended, UFC 181 Main Event, UFC 178 Shake Up

The Nevada State Athletic Commission held two hearings today, the first regarding Chael Sonnen’s recent pair of failed drug tests. The commission unanimously voted to suspend the former Middleweight/Light Heavyweight contender for 2 years after he failed 2 separate drug tests this year. Sonnen recently retired from the UFC, but if he ever decided to [&hellip (Visited 2 times...
Via No Coast Bias
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Handed Two Year Suspension For Failed Drugs Tests

Chael Sonnen was handed a two year suspension yesterday at a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing after failing two random drugs tests recently prior to a fight at UFC 175. In addition Sonnen will have to pay for the cost of the drugs tests and has agreed to accept a role as an educator for both the commission and other fighters regarding the issue of performance enhancing drugs...
Via Fight Of The Night
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Receives Two Year Suspension For Drug Test Failures

At a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing this afternoon, former UFC star Chael Sonnen received a two year suspension along with paying the cost and analysis of the drug tests that were administered to him, agreeing not to fight in any other jurisdiction for his two-year ban and acting as an educator to the NSAC and fellow fighters on the issue of performance-enhancing drugs...
Via Between The Ropes
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen suspended two years for failed drug tests

If Chael Sonnen (pictured) was even remotely thinking of coming out of retirement, the former UFC middleweight top contender will have to wait at least two years to do so. During Wednesday’s hearing, the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to suspended Sonnen for 24 months for flunking two random drug tests. The 37-year-old must also reimburse the committee for...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC should be cautious with Conor McGregor

While his fellow countrymen roared with pride and Dublin’s O2 Arena buzzed with anticipation, featherweight Conor McGregor confidently made his way to the octagon with the weight of the world on his shoulders, yet, seemingly transfixed on the task at hand and the duties associated with being Ireland’s biggest draw. But despite months of pre-fight hype, Ireland’s favorite son...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Countdown To Metamoris 4: Chael Sonnen Vs Andre Galvao

Chael Sonnen may have retired from MMA and is still facing potentially stiff penalties from the Nevada Athletic Commission following his recent drug test failures, but he’s still set to compete in a submission grappling match-up with BJJ ace Andre Galvao at the Metamoris 4 event on August 9th. Below you can watch a special preview for the contest which will be the main event at...
Via Fight Of The Night
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Top UFC Star Responds to WWE Rumors, News on MMA Fighters In WWE, Sonnen’s Chances

We noted earlier this week that UFC star Rashad Evans recently inquired about a pro wrestling career with WWE. It’s not known if Evans directly spoke with someone at WWE but he was talking to people in the wrestling business this past weekend about the idea of getting involved. Rashad recently commented to MMA Mania about the rumors: “If I ever did anything like that, it would...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ali Bagautinov Suspended One Year, Tests Positive for EPO

It was less than a month ago when Ali Bagautinov came up short in his fight against flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 174 in .  Now, he won’t be fighting again for a while. The British Columbia Athletic Commission announced today that Bagautinov tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) prior to the fight and has been suspended for one year. There were eight UFC 174...
Via Between The Ropes
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Former UFC Champion Interested In Going To WWE?

When you talk to UFC fighters, a lot of them state their love for WWE. The only guys to compete in the UFC and WWE are former UFC champions Brock Lesnar and Ken Shamrock. Can we see another former champion leaving the UFC and head to the WWE? Dave Meltzer in his weekly Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription only) stated that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans...
Via Between The Ropes
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen “Accepts Responsibility For His Actions” Regarding Drug Test Failures

We have finally heard from Chael Sonnen regarding the complaint filed against him from the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding his two drug test failures. Sonnen’s lawyer, Jeff Meyer sent the NSAC a response to the complaint that was filed against his client last month. Here was the most telling statement from Meyer in response to the complaint. “Mr. Sonnen does not dispute...
Via Between The Ropes
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Has Until July 17 To Appeal Complaint From NSAC

Chael Sonnen has until July 17 to appeal the complaint against him from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Sonnen is subjected to a maximum fine of $250,000, expenses related to the complaint and the requirement that Sonnen provides the commission with a clean drug test upon his next licensing application. NSAC sent Sonnen the complaint by certified mail on June 27 and has 20...
Via Between The Ropes
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort Says He Wants His Title Shot

Vitor Belfort was supposed to face Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight championship instead of Lyoto Machida. Belfort though had to bow out of the fight when the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned TRT use and he needed time to regroup his body. Belfort was scheduled to fight Chael Sonnen on tonight’s UFC 175 pending getting his license, but Sonnen failed a random drug test...
Via Between The Ropes
24 days ago  |  Discuss

World Series Of Fighting President Ray Sefo Discusses WSOF On NBC, Nick Newell, Signing Chael Sonnen

World Series of Fighting 11 takes place on Saturday afternoon from the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. The main card airs on NBC starting at 4 p.m. ET. The main event features Justin Gaethje defending the WSOF lightweight title against Nick Newell. In the co-feature, Jon Fitch faces Dennis Hallman in welterweight action. Also on the card, Gesias Cavalcante battles Melvin...
Via Between The Ropes
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Will Still Compete At Metamorsis 4 Event

Two failed drugs tests have turned Chael Sonnen’s life upside down over the past few weeks, resulting in him retiring from the UFC and then being dismissed from his broadcasting contract with FOX, but we’ve not seen the last of the former middleweight and light-heavyweight title challenger. Sonnen had been scheduled to compete at the fourth event in the popular ‘Metamorsis’...
Via Fight Of The Night
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Addresses Chael Sonnen’s Firing

When the UFC and FOX fired Chael Sonnen Monday from his analyst duties after flunking a second random drug test in five weeks, the UFC’s official statement regarding the situation seemed so cold. Sonnen had become one of the promotion’s biggest pay-per-view draws in recent years, yet they quickly sided with their broadcast partner in distancing themselves from Sonnen and his...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Fox Sports and The UFC Make a Mistake Terminating Chael Sonnen?

When it was announced that he had first failed the test for anti-estrogen medications anastrozole and clomiphene, Sonnen was able to explain that he and his wife were in fact trying for a baby and these medicines were vital to that success…(Mandatory Credit: Mark J Rebilas/USA Today Sports) The news is out, Chael Sonnen has been fired by the UFC..There go-to analyst failed a drug...
Via The Sports Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Is Full of Drugs And Out Of A Fox Sports Job

Via YouTube “The American Gangster” Chael P. Sonnen, has been fired from his UFC analyst position after more results about his positive drug test in June have surfaced. Sonnen was scheduled to face fellow The Ultimate Fighter Brasil 3 coach, Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva, but a slew of problems surrounding the pre-fight drug testings scuttled those plans. Initially,...
Via With Leather
29 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Analyst Chael Sonnen Terminated

UFC AND FOX SPORTS TERMINATE BROADCASTING SERVICES AGREEMENTS WITH CHAEL SONNEN Las Vegas, Nev. – The UFC and FOX Sports organizations announced today the termination of their respective broadcasting services agreements with analyst Chael Sonnen. This decision comes in light of Sonnen failing a second test conducted by the Nevada Athletic Commission for banned substances in June...
Via BadCulture
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Broadcasting Contract With UFC And FOX Terminated

Chael Sonnen may have retired from mixed martial arts, but he’s still paid a heavy price for his recent failed drugs tests as he’s just been removed from his broadcasting responsibilities with both the UFC and FOX. “UFC AND FOX SPORTS TERMINATE BROADCASTING SERVICES AGREEMENTS WITH CHAEL SONNEN Las Vegas, Nev. – The UFC and FOX Sports organizations announced today the termination...
Via Fight Of The Night
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fall of Chael Sonnen, Disgraced Former UFC on Fox Analyst

Las Vegas, Nev. – The UFC and FOX Sports organizations announced today the termination of their respective broadcasting services agreements with analyst Chael Sonnen. This decision comes in light of Sonnen failing a second test conducted by the Nevada Athletic Commission for banned substances in June. Sonnen was previously under temporary suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission...
Via MMAInsider
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC and FOX Fire Chael Sonnen From Broadcasting Duties

Chael Sonnen’s (pictured) post-fighting career is off to a disastrous start. Following his second failed random drug test with the Nevada State Athletic Commission in five weeks, the former UFC star has been released from his broadcasting with the UFC and FOX. “The UFC and FOX Sports organizations announced today the termination of their respective broadcasting services agreements...
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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