Even though Chael Sonnen has officially retired from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, the Nevada State Athletic Commission still took it upon themselves to hand out a temporary suspension for his failed random drug test last month.
The former middleweight and light-heavyweight title challenger revealed the news of his retirement last week, after it became clear that he had tested positive for banned substances Anastrozole and Clomiphene.
The NSAC also mentioned that Sonnen would be brought in to offer his case at a hearing at a later date.
"I want to stay within the rules, and I don't fully understand them," Sonnen said on UFC Tonight last week. "I have to put my health first. I have to put my family first. If I know what I know now, and I know this is going to work and I'm going to be able to get my wife pregnant and look forward to having a family, I'm going to do the exact same thing 20 more times so it's going to put me out of compliance 20 more times. Let's just stop with that. Let me just remove myself."
Sonnen was one of the few fighters using Testosterone Replacement Therapy. His hypogonadism diagnosis was the reason behind his use of the regimen, which he explained when he tested positive for elevated testosterone in 2010 following his memorable first outing against Anderson Silva.