Chael Sonnen receives a major setback after failing drug test

The UFC stars have often been caught off guard by drug tests over the years. The very best in the business have undergone tests and there have been reports of failure quite often. The latest in this regard is Chael Sonnen. He had undergone some random drug tests and tested positive for chemical elements like Clomiphene, Anastrozole, HCG, HGH AND EPO. These tests were conducted on May 24th and June 5th. The commissioners were divided in their opinion about the punishment that was going to be meted out to the UFC star. While some of them were bent on giving him a life ban, others opined that he was a good person and could be exempted from such severe punishment for the time being. The final decision was taken to ban him for two years. However this is going to be a major blow to his career and everone is in doubt whether he can ever make a comeback because at the end of thwo years he will be 39 years of age. It is not a suitable age at all for Chael Sonnen to comeback and actually get into the ring to combat with professional fighters. Chael Sonnen has always been a flamboyant character but he remained strangely quiet and repressed in his recent public appearance. He is visibly disturbed with the latest developments in his career. His last match had also been a loss moreover the drug scandal has got to him badly. He has to be training very hard and keep up a strong heart if he is to harbor any dreams of returning to the ring. Even if he does return not many people will consider him the same threat that he was once. It is going to be a sad end to a wonderful career over many years.

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Nogueira wants Mir fight

First, Frank Mir knocked the lights out of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and then, he proceeded to submit the legendary Brazilian in their rematch. And now, the great man is looking to get at least one of those stoppages back in his favor. Nogueira suffered yet another knockout defeat at the hands of Roy Nelson recently at a UFC event in Abu Dhabi in what can easily be called the most brutal knockout seen this year in the promotion with the finish sending shockwaves through the crowd that had gathered in the desert city. It was his second straight stoppage loss – the fifth time since his move to the UFC that he had been knocked out or submitted and many began calling for the legendary Heavyweight fighter to hang up his gloves to preserve the legacy he has created in the sport. He has been a champion at both PRIDE Fighting Championship and the UFC and is considered one of the pioneering fighters in Mixed Martial Arts. He simply has nothing left to prove and that has made his fans want to see him retire with dignity. But Nogueira wants one last shot at glory and he doesn’t want to leave before he has done that. According to his manager, the Brazilian wants a final showdown against Frank Mir, the first man to hand him a stoppage loss in his career. According to reports, he has admitted that this was the fight he wants and had lobbied for it much before the Nelson bout was set. Nogueira wants to avenge at least one of the losses and with Mir on the brink of quitting himself, this could be the final time that fans get to see the two legends one final time before both of them hang up their fighting gloves.

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Lamas predicts a war with Aldo

Ricardo Lamas has been one of the top fighters in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFV for quite some time. But such has been his luck that he failed to get his hands on the reigning champion Jose Aldo all this while. But now, Lamas will finally get the chance to fight for the 145 lbs gold as he gets ready to face the brilliant Brazilian in the co-main event of UFC 169 in 2014. Lamas is currently ranked at number three in the Mixed Martial Arts rankings of the Featherweight division and poses a very credible threat to the Brazilian’s title, who has so far, seemed almost unbeatable. With wins over two top contenders in the form of Erik Koch and Cub Swanson in two of his last three outings, Lamas has taken his record in the division to 4-0. He has been absolutely brilliant since he dropped down to the 145 lbs and will be looking for the crowning glory when he faces Aldo. The Bully, as he is called, has a solid background in collegiate wrestling as well as Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Aldo will face the toughest test as a champion when he meets Lamas inside the Octagon. And he admitted that he has waited a very long time for this fight to happen and he will be working extremely hard to achieve his goal and win the title from the Brazilian. And Ricardo Lamas did not hold back when he stated that he predicts a full on war against Aldo for the title. According to the Bully, he has waited a very long time for this opportunity, and he will do all it takes to claim the title and go the distance, even if it means putting his body on the line.

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