The UFC’s drug problem continues to show its ugly face, as top UFC welterweight fighter Hector Lombard has failed his UFC 182 drug test for anabolic steroids.
Earlier today we learned that the UFC had removed Lombard vs. MacDonald from their scheduled UFC 186 co-main event, and now we know why.
Ariel Helwani reports:
The 37-year-old Lombard tested positive for the anabolic steroid desoxymethyltestosterone, according to the report. Online resource Wikipedia calls the performance-enhancing drug, which is also known as “DMT,” “one of the first designer steroids to be marketed as a PED to athletes and bodybuilders.”
Lombard defeated Josh Burkman via unanimous decision at UFC 182 on Jan. 3. The win improved his record as a welterweight to 3-0.
The UFC has confirmed that Lombard’s drug test failure was the reason why his April 25 fight against Rory MacDonald was canceled. As a result, the organization is currently exploring new fight options for MacDonald, while Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi for the UFC flyweight title was named the new UFC 186 co-main event.