Chael failed drug test, out of UFC 175. Dana/Chael explain

Dana White:“This thing has been bad since Day One, I wish the commission never let anybody use TRT, and when it went away, they didn’t do a very good job of figuring out how to get these guys off it,” White said of the controversial hormone therapy, which the NSAC and other commission banned in February. “When you get off it, you don’t just go cold turkey.”

“Chael Sonnen’s at this point in his life and his career where he got married, he was trying to have children, and he’s on medicine to get fertile, and his wife is now pregnant,” White said. “So it worked. This is between Chael and the commission, but the rules should have been laid out better when they said, ‘That’s it. [TRT] is over.”

Chael Sonnen:“Look, they changed the rules, and I’ve got to comply with the rules,” said Sonnen, who hosts the weekly “UFC Tonight” news show on FOX Sports 1. “I don’t resist that at all. However, there is a transition period, and I couldn’t have been more open or more transparent, whether it was ‘UFC Tonight,’ whether it was different interviews or different places. Anybody that I could tell that I could talk to about this, I did.

“And these are the medications that you have to go on to lead a healthy life, and if they’re asking me to choose between health and my sport, that’s not a choice I can make. I’ve got to choose health.”

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