The details of the failed drug test from middleweight contender, Chael Sonnen has been released, and it does not sound good. California State Athletic Comission (CSAC) exec. George Dodds has announced that Sonnen failed his test with “natural steroids.”
As for Sonnen’s punishment for using, he should be looking at a standard one year suspension and a $2,5 00 fine from the commission, as past fighters have been handed down. If Sonnen is able to somehow get it appealed, he would have the suspension reduced to six-months.
As of now, both Sonnen, and the UFC have yet to speak on the matter. Any bets of a Silva vs. Sonnen 2 are most likely not going to wait for a hypothetical six-month layoff.