723 Search Results for failed test

Jun 17, 2014 5:04 am

Jon Jones Praises Sonnen In Wake Of Failed Test

In wake of Chael Sonnen’s failed drug test and then his retirement, many people have been criticizing Sonnen. However light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in fact praised Sonnen for his openness in the situation during an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. “I watched him on ‘UFC Tonight’ and I thought he handled...

Apr 20, 2012 8:42 am

Werdum on Overeem: "No One In MMA Was Surprised" At Failed Test | UFC NEWS

By Mark Carrillo: UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum, recently shared his thoughts on fellow heavyweight Alistair Overeem’s elevated testosterone levels which were found after a random drug test conducted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Overeem’s testosterone levels were at an astonishing 14:1 at the time of the drug test, which is 14 times higher than...

May 25, 2016 12:14 pm

Diego Brandao suspended 9 months, fined 30% of purse for failed drug test

Diego Brandao recently found himself as a free agent in the MMA market after he was arrested for aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and assault with a deadly weapon last month. Prior to that however, Brandao was submitted by Brian Ortega back at UFC 195. Following the fight, Brandao failed a drug test when he tested...

May 10, 2016 10:52 am

Gilbert Melendez ready to move on from failed drug test

Back at UFC 188, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez lost a controversial split decision to Eddie Alvarez. In addition to the decision being controversial, Melendez tested positive for testosterone metabolites. Now, nearly a year later, Melendez’ suspension is up, and he’s gearing up for his UFC on FOX 20 scrap against Edson Barboza on July...

Apr 15, 2016 10:58 pm

New details emerge regarding why Islam Makhachev failed drug test

News broke Friday afternoon that UFC on FOX 19 fighter Islam Makhachev had been pulled from his UFC on FOX 19 fight with Drew Dober after it was discovered that he had Meldonium in his system. The UFC issued a statement regarding the situation, which also revealed that Meldonium was only placed on the WADA...

Apr 9, 2016 12:21 pm

Luke Rockhold blasts Yoel Romero for failed drug test

UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is never one to hold his tongue when it comes to his thoughts on other fighters. Recently, Rockhold and former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman have been trading verbal blows ahead of their UFC 199 rematch for the middleweight championship. Ahead of that fight, Rockhold has put former #1 contender...

Apr 8, 2016 11:57 pm

Details emerge regarding Ken Shamrock’s failed drug test

Back in February, Ken Shamrock lost to Royce Gracie via 1st round TKO in the main event of Bellator 149. Following the fight, it was revealed that Shamrock tested positive for banned substances, something he has since denied using. MMAJunkie has the statement from TDLR’s Jason DeBord: “Respondent stated he is certain the results are...

Apr 8, 2016 11:44 pm

Frank Mir releases statement regarding failed drug test

Late Friday evening news broke that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir had failed a drug test following his ‘UFC Fight Night: Brisbane’ KO loss to Mark Hunt. The UFC released a statement along with the announcement of Mir’s failed drug test, which was followed by a statement from Mir himself. The former champ released...

Mar 14, 2016 5:12 pm

After failed negotiations with UFC, Rory Mac to test free agency

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald will return to the octagon in June when he headlines UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa opposite surging contender Stephen Thompson. “The Red King” has not competed since his “fight of the year” battle with Robbie Lawler at this past July’s UFC 189 event in Las Vegas. MacDonald...

Feb 26, 2016 10:33 am

Jon Jones to Daniel Cormier: I failed a drug test and still beat you at your best

We are now less than two months away from Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier II on April 23rd. Ahead of the bout, things have stayed tense between Jones and Cormier, with the pair frequently engaging in Twitter feuds leading up to the fight. Leading up to the fight, Cormier has dubbed himself the undisputed champion,...

Feb 10, 2016 3:13 pm

New details emerge regarding Yoel Romero’s failed drug test

It was announced last month that UFC middleweight #1 contender Yoel Romero had failed a drug test following his fight with Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza at UFC 194 in December. Romero was suspended indefinitely while the UFC and USADA made sense of the situation before the NSAC set a date for a hearing with the NSAC....

Feb 4, 2016 12:54 pm

WATCH! Tim Means on failed drug test: “I’m not cutting corners”

Earlier this week it was revealed that Tim ‘Dirty Bird’ Means had been pulled from his ‘UFC Fight Night: 83’ main event bout with Donald Cerrone due to a potential anti-doping violation. Since then, the UFC has replaced Means with Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira, who will now fight Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in main event of UFC...

Jan 13, 2016 10:47 am

Jacare looking to capitalize on Romero’s failed drug test

Yesterday it was revealed that Yoel Romero had failed an out-of-competition drug test. In addition the UFC released a statement yesterday in the wake of the announcement. Now, Jacare Souza is looking to capitalize on Romero’s failed drug test and put himself in a position to challenge Luke Rockhold for the UFC middleweight championship. At...

Dec 30, 2015 10:44 am

Anderson Silva on failed drug test: I’m not a saint, but I never cheated

Since Anderson Silva has been booked to fight Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night London on February 27th, his failed drug test has been brought into question once again. After the announcement of the bout, Bisping took to Twitter to lob a verbal jab at ‘The Spider’, suggesting that he leave the viagra out of...

Oct 11, 2015 5:25 am

Bellator champ: ‘Warren deserves a longer suspension for failed drug test’

The self-proclaimed “Baddest Man on the Planet” Joe Warren’s plans for a run at Bellator’s bantamweight championship were pushed to the side after he failed a drug test for marijuana. Now, Marcos Galvao is left opponent-less once again for his fight at Bellator 144. Eduardo Dantes was originally supposed to fight Galvao at Bellator 144,...

Jul 6, 2015 2:17 pm

UFC Fighters React to Gilbert Melendez’s Failed Drug Test

UFC confirmed on Monday afternoon that lightweight Gilbert Melendez has been suspended for a year due to a failed UFC 188 post fight drug test. In an official statement released by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, they stated that his urine sample came back positive for “exogenous origin of testosterone metabolites”. UFC fighters took to social...