Chael Sonnen has defied all of the odds. Not only did he give UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva the toughest fight in recent memory and then go on to test positive for a banned substance, but Sonnen managed to get his year-long suspension cut in half with some brilliant politicking and a cast full of interesting representitives. Sonnen will be able to return to action in February — there goes the Silva – GSP superfight.
Sonnen and his team showed up in front of the California State Athletic Commission claiming that Sonnen has undergone Testosterone Replacement Therapy for a while now due to some illness referred to as hypogonadism. Sonnen also claimed that he never went through puberty as a child and without this treatment it would be unsafe to compete.
The appeal hearing was littered with comedic gold and reached an all-time high when Sonnen’s doctor showed up in a t-shirt and mouth full of gum. Not exactly professional, but they managed to get the job done. It is hard to explain how entertaining and ridiculous the whole hearing was, so just have a look for yourself with the video highlights after the jump.