The story of Chael Sonnen’s failed drug test continues to unfold as California State Athletic Comission (CSAC), executive director George Dodd reports that Chael Sonnen in fact reported that he was using illegal performance enhancing drug (PED) prior to the largest fight of his career.
“He only indicated that he was taking it but he never indicated why,” Dodd said of a conversation he and Sonnen shared during drug testing conducted by the state a day prior to the fight.
Though Sonnen mentioned using an illegal substance, the veteran mixed martial artist failed to note it on a pre-fight questionnaire with commission doctors or provide documentation about the use of testosterone in a medical context, according to Dodd.
“Whenever you’re taking an enhancing drug you have to let the commission know prior to even taking the test that you’re taking, and what the medical reasons are why you’re taking the drug,” Dodd said. “That way we can verify with our commission doctors that the reason you’re taking that is the reason you should be on that type of drug. You can’t just come in and say, ‘Hey, I’m taking this,’ and think that’s going to get you off.”
Source: Sports Illustrated