This is heartbreaking. Really love Sonnen, truly my favorite fighter. Loved the way he mauled guys with the pressure and pace he pushed with the grappling and wrestling.
Most will see the TRT ban as a good thing but we're seeing a lot of bad things right out of the gate. If random testing becomes a thing I see the sport taking a major blow. I think this is only the beginning. Throw in the horrible judging decisions as of late, UFC, no all of MMA is gonna be in trouble.
More fighters pissing hot is a good thing imo if it means getting the dirt out, very good for MMA in the long run more random drug tests the better.
kinda expected him to retire after the Wandy fight anyway, shame we never got to see that, or the Vitor fight for that matter, thats the 175 fight I was most looking forward to. What an utter fucking mess this has been, no one has come out looking good (although im sure Chael will settle back into his Fox spot easy enough), hopefully the last big fallout from the TRT ban. Cant wait to see Dana spin the shit out of this at the next press scrum.
UFC 175 will still be a strong card with Weidman/Machida, Rousey/Davis and Faber/Caceres so it's not like it's a devastating hit to the card. Hopefully Vitor will be able to get back into the cage by August since they don't have any big fights announced for UFC 177 yet.