"...I was shocked to read of the news of the apparent failure of a drug test by one of my favorite MMA fighters, Chael Sonnen. I keep waiting for the matter to be resolved IE the test was erroneous as being suspended in a biz that provides one with a relatively short, shelf life to begin with could cause irreparable harm. If Chael misses up to a year in UFC, which kills his return fight with Anderson Silva, it could conservatively cost him $1M plus. The true test of an athlete is how they respond from a loss and temporarily losing one's career is a huge defeat. Just think of the chaos that this suspension would have caused if Sonnen had won the Silva fight as he should have after leading every round deep into the last 90 seconds of the fight. I am still a Chael Sonnen fan and hope that he can somehow make a positive out of this negative situation."
What Dana White said about the situation seems to be resonating with fans and media alike. All the facts have yet to be released but somehow it seems that people are worried about Sonnen's financial situation more than they are about the sport and the possible ramifications of his failing a drug test for steroids. One theory is that Major League Baseball was in the headlines for so long with their battle against it, fans just stopped caring. Fighting drug use in sports is an undertaking that requires a sustained energy that casual fans just don't have. There are more important things in life then whether or not Chael Sonnen failed a drug test or is (allegedly) doing steroids.