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Sonnen on Wanderlei: “His career with the UFC will be done”




Via Chael Sonnen on UFC Tonight (5/28):

“Alright Kenny listen……Wanderlei has operated his entire career under the shadow of suspicion that he was using performance enhancing drugs. However, he has never failed a drug test so we don’t speculate on those types of things. That clean record came to a screeching halt on Saturday night.

“Not only did he fail his test, he refused to take the test. And as you know a refusal is equal in the eyes of the commission to a failure.

“He ran from the test Kenny, and I don’t mean that figuratively, I mean they came to his gym and he literally ran. He goes out a side door, they come after him saying his name.

“I have not spoke to the athletic commission in Nevada, so here I am going to speculate that they will revoke his license and perhaps that his career with the UFC will be done.

“Now as for myself, I still will participate on the Pay-Per-View on July 5th. But the stakes are up. I am now fighting in a #1 contenders match. The winner of my bout will take on the winner of Chris Weidman versus Lyoto Machida, and my opponent will be Vitor Belfort.”

Chael would go on to clarify what’s on the line for him and Vitor and UFC 175:

“Vitor is the #1 contender, he’s putting that title on the line against me. Consider it a catchweight that will be taking place at 205 lbs.”