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Chael Sonnen retiring from MMA was bad enough. Then following the results of a failed drug test Sonnen would be canned from his job as a broadcaster with the UFC.
In light of the situation at hand we knew we would be seeing a lot less of the “American Gangster”. However, there is some good news. While we probably won’t be seeing Sonnen on the MMA scene for quite some time, he will still be competing as the headliner of Metamoris 4 vs. Andre Galvao on August 9th.
President and founder of Metamoris, Ralek Gracie released his official statement on the subject:
We are not cutting Chael Sonnen from the Metamoris 4 card on August 9th.
Why not? Because we don’t currently test for PED’s and we are not an MMA organization. Metamoris is a grappling event with different rules and we require our own unique set of regulations for all aspects of participation.
We are concerned about the issue of PED’s overall but we have a lot of research and work to do before accurately defining our stance. Due to the instability and controversy surrounding the regulation of PED’s we are taking our time to discover the best and fit for our organization.
Lastly for the people who understand the level of opposition Chael is facing at Metmoris 4, his use of any supplement or drug is not likely to provide any advantage whatsoever. Chael is a world class wrestler and MMA fighter and his participation is an exciting way for our fans to see something they don’t normally see.