Chael Sonnen Enters USADA Testing For Possible Comeback
It looks like former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen is currently contemplating a comeback to fighting, as MMA Junkie is reporting that the retired fighter has requested to be entered into USADA’s drug testing program.
According to the USADA policy on retired fighters wanting to return to fighting, the fighter must be subjected to 4 months of testing before they’ll be eligible to return.
MMA Junkie reached out to Sonnen to ask him if he is considering a return to fighting and got this witty reply:
“Not if the test is as good as I remember it being.”
Chael Sonnen is coming off a two-year suspension from the NSAC for failing a drug test for multiple substances. He last fought at UFC 167 and lost to Rashad Evans.
Sonnen is 29-14-1 in his MMA career and 7-7 in the UFC. He is also one of four fighters including Dan Henderson, Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort to fight for both the UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title.
Should Sonnen pass all his testing the next 4 months and officially come back, it will be interesting to see which division he’ll fight in.