Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Chael Sonnen reacts after losing to Anderson Silva (not pictured) during a middleweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

UFC, FOX Sports terminate Chael Sonnen's contract

Over the weekend, news surfaced regarding a second failed drug test for UFC fan favorite Chael Sonnen.

Sonnen tested positive for HGH and EPO, and many were calling for the UFC to finally take a stand against drug use in the sport.

Tuesday night, they did just that.

The UFC and FOX Sports have decided to terminate Sonnen’s contract as a commentator on FOX Sports 1.

To confirm the news, the UFC and FOX Sports released a statement on the decision to terminate Sonnen’s contract, which is effective immediately.

“The UFC and FOX Sports organizations announced today the termination of their respective broadcasting services agreements with analyst Chael Sonnen. This decision comes in light of Sonnen failing a second test conducted by the Nevada Athletic Commission for banned substances in June. Sonnen was previously under temporary suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission for failing an initial test conducted in May.”

Sonnen will have plenty of options for his life after the UFC, but hopefully one day we will see the relationship between both sides back to where it was before the multiple failed drug tests.

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