Always outspoken UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen ripped UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem for failing a Nevada State Athletic Commission random drug test administered prior to UFC 146.
"The Demolition Man" was slated to meet UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in the main event with the belt on the line, but the bout is now in serious jeopardy.
Late on Wednesday night, the day the news initially broke, Sonnen tweeted:
I'm shocked.. Has the body fat of a tooth brush, looks like the guy on STREETFIGHTER. My mind is blown, just blown.— chael sonnen (@sonnench) April 5, 2012
The NSAC says that fighters must have a testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio of no higher than 6-1.
Overeem's test results yielded an eye-popping 14-1 T-E ratio, according to MMAFighting.com.
While MMA fans no doubt recall Sonnen failing a post-fight drug test after losing to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 117, they may not recall that the Team Quest standout had a T-E ratio of 16.9 to one.
Sonnen defended the positive test by saying that he had been using testosterone replacement therapy to treat hypogonadism.
He also went on to explain that the issue was a matter of disclosure and therefore more of a misunderstanding between the NSAC and Sonnen's camp than anything else.
"Uncle Chael" has adamantly denied using steroids each time he has been questioned since his positive test.