Former UFC competitor Chael Sonnen has failed multiple drug tests throughout his career. In his final failed drug test under the banner of the UFC, Sonnen failed a test back in 2014.
The drug test returned positive for a small cocktail of performance enhancing drugs, including human growth hormone (HGH), recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO), anastrozole, and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).
Now Chael Sonnen is back in action under the banner of Bellator MMA. Now a heavyweight, Sonnen is set to face off against Fedor Emelianenko in the semi-finals of the promotion’s heavyweight tournament at Bellator 208 on Oct. 13.
Speaking in a recent interview, as seen within the video below, Chael Sonnen offered a few words concerning the effects training under the influence of PEDs once had. Check it out below.
“I used to have performance enhancers that would help with that recovery, testosterone was a great one for that. Those days are gone. The testosterone ban, the new tests…I’m on the other side of the tracks now.
“And, it does matter. I can’t go as hard as many times a day. You need that nap in the afternoon or an extra break, if you’re going to get to that evening session.”