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UFC's Chael Sonnen retires after failed drug test

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 08:15 p.m. HST, Jun 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES » UFC veteran Chael Sonnen retired from mixed martial arts a day after confirming he failed a recent drug test.

Sonnen's bout with Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 in Las Vegas next month was scrapped after Sonnen tested positive for two banned substances.

The 37-year-old Sonnen (28-14-1) says he took the substances to ease his transition off testosterone replacement therapy, which was banned by the Nevada Athletic Commission earlier this year.

Sonnen has lost three of his last four fights, including UFC title shots against Anderson Silva and Jon Jones.

Sonnen lost all three of his career UFC championship fights. He made his UFC debut in 2005.

He announced his retirement Wednesday on Fox Sports, where he serves as a UFC commentator.

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HD36 wrote:
The best weapon he had was his mouth. After bashing Wanderlei Silva about running away from a drug test, he's busted taking testosterone boosting drugs. Those drugs he took prevent testosterone from turning into estrogen. I say let them take anything they want. Actors enhance their performance by plastic surgery.
on June 11,2014 | 08:43PM
Slow wrote:
Our gladiators are paid to die for our amusement. Let them take all the drugs they want. On with the show. We want BLOOD!
on June 12,2014 | 08:15AM