Veteran UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen has failed a drug test, forcing him out of his bout with Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 in Las Vegas next month.
Chael Sonnen is a two time challenger for Anderson Silva’s UFC middleweight title, a future challenger for Jon Jones’ UFC light heavyweight title, and the organization’s undisputed champion of trash talking.
What Jon Jones had no interest in doing this past Labor Day weekend will become a reality for him next April, and the build up to it will play out in front of a national television audience.
On paper, UFC 136 had everything it needed to be the best pay per view of the year. It did not disappoint. The event drew an announced attendance of 16,164 in which the main event featured the third installment of lightweight champion Frankie ’The Answer’ Edgar and his challenger ’The Bully’ Gray Maynard.