733 Search Results for suspended

Jul 23, 2016 10:44 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen opens up on USADA, return rumors, and more

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen made headlines once again recently when it was revealed that he was randomly tested by USADA. Sonnen, who is currently suspended by the NSAC until later this summer, has remained adamant about the fact that he is retired, however his recent USADA drug test has left many wondering if...

Jul 23, 2016 10:12 am

Michael Bisping and Yoel Romero trade shots on Twitter

Yoel Romero may currently be suspended after failing a USADA-administered drug test, however ‘Soldier Of God’ believes he is still the rightful #1 contender at middleweight. Back at UFC 194, Romero and Jacare Souza squared off in what many believed to be a middleweight #1 contender fight. Romero won the bout via split decision, with...

Jul 23, 2016 9:13 am

UFC won’t fine Jon Jones or Brock Lesnar for failed drug tests

Since it was announced that Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones failed drug tests prior to, and after, UFC 200 there has been much speculation as to how long both men would be suspended, and whether or not they would face fines. Mark Hunt, who fought Lesnar at UFC 200, also demanded 100% of Lesnar’s whopping...

Jul 22, 2016 11:39 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC on FOX: Chicago’ main event preview

Saturday afternoon in Chicago, Illinois, the UFC will hold it’s 20th event on Fox. In the main event, Holly Holm will square off against Valentina Shevchenko in a pivotal women’s bantamweight matchup. Also on the main card, top ranked lightweights Gilbert Melendez and Edson Barboza will square off in the co-main event. The fight will...

Jul 21, 2016 10:22 pm

New details emerge regarding Chad Mendes failed drug test

This week it was announced that top ranked UFC featherweight Chad Mendes had been suspended 2 years following a failed drug test back in May. While many were taken aback by Mendes’ failed drug test, a source close to the situation revealed to BloodyElbow that Mendes failed the drug test for GHRP-6, a substance which...

Jul 21, 2016 12:34 pm

Chael Sonnen to return to the UFC? Recently tested by USADA

Former title contender Chael Sonnen tested positive for multiple performance-enhancing drug violations back in 2014 and was suspended for two years from competition. Now that Sonnen’s two-year suspension from competition will be up this Saturday, it surely looks like the current MMA analyst for ESPN may be looking to have another go in the Octagon....

Jul 20, 2016 10:00 pm

Chael Sonnen predicts future for Brock Lesnar & Jon Jones

UFC 200 was arguably the biggest event in the history of the UFC. Unfortunately a dark cloud now looms over the event after Jon Jones was pulled from the event during fight week for a USADA violation, and Brock Lesnar was notified of two USADA violations after the event. With USADA handing top ranked featherweight...

Jul 19, 2016 4:45 pm

Brock Lesnar’s failed drug test repercussions could go beyond NSAC

With the news of Brock Lesnar failing two drug tests for his UFC 200 bout with Mark Hunt, one out-of-competition, and one fight night, many are wondering what the repercussions will be for the former heavyweight champ. Given the precedent set by the NSAC in the past, many are expecting Lesnar to be fined and...

Jul 12, 2016 8:38 am

UFC 200 medical suspensions

Saturday night in Las Vegas, the historic UFC 200 event took place at the T-Mobile Arena. The event was a spectacular one, with Amanda Nunes pulling off the upset over Miesha Tate, Brock Lesnar triumphantly returning to the Octagon, and Jose Aldo being crowned the interim featherweight champion, to name just a few of the...

Jul 11, 2016 12:44 pm

Nate Diaz: ‘Oh you accidentally took an Advil that had steroids in it?’

UFC superstar Nate Diaz is very vocal about PED use in mixed martial arts. With the news of Jon Jones being flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for a potential Anti-Doping violation, the issue of steroids was brought up with Diaz in a recent interview on “The Buzzer.” “No one ever says what people get...

Jul 5, 2016 1:34 pm

Frank Mir has asked the UFC to be released

Back in April, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir was notified that he had failed his ‘UFC Fight Night: Australia’ post-fight drug test. Mir failed the test for oral turinabol metabolites, blaming the failed drug test on contaminated kangaroo meat. While there has been no word yet as to how long Mir will be suspended,...

Jun 30, 2016 8:27 pm

Jon Jones: I’m not a bad guy, I’ve done some bad things

UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones has had his fair share of legal issues. Unfortunately for Jones, his issues ultimately saw him stripped of the UFC light heavyweight championship. Ahead of his UFC 200 fight against Daniel Cormier, UFC President Dana White stated that Jones has embraced the role of the ‘bad guy’ in...

Jun 29, 2016 9:32 am

Jon Jones: Loss in rematch is “major blow” to Daniel Cormier’s legacy

On July 9th, in the main event of UFC 200, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will square off in one of the most highly anticipated rematches in UFC history for the undisputed light heavyweight championship. While Jones, the youngest UFC champion in history, is looking to reclaim the belt he never lost inside the Octagon,...

Jun 25, 2016 9:22 am

Michael Bisping blasts middleweight title contenders

Since Michael Bisping won the UFC middleweight championship by knocking out Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC 199, he has found himself being called out by nearly everyone in the top 5 of the UFC’s middleweight division. Bisping has done his best to respond to all of the challenges, pointing out that Luke...

Jun 22, 2016 11:29 am

Michael Bisping breaks down list of middleweight contenders

Since winning the UFC middleweight championship by knocking out Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC 199, there has been much speculation as to who Michael Bisping’s first title defense would be against. Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman is currently sidelined after undergoing neck surgery, #1 contender Jacare Souza is out after having surgery,...

Jun 21, 2016 1:54 pm

NAC issues 12-month suspension for UFC fighter’s positive drug test

The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) issued a suspension dealing with a positive drug test on Tuesday, according to a report from MMA Fighting. UFC lightweight Carlos Diego Ferreira was handed the year-long suspension from competition after testing positive for the banned substance Ostarine, which is defined within the class of SARMS (selective androgen receptor modulators)....

Jun 14, 2016 11:18 am

Fighter takes on a new career after USADA suspension, all due to a tainted supplement

There have been a couple of cases recently where fighters have popped for banned subtances due to tainted supplements. UFC welterweight Tim means was just given a six-month suspension after coming to an agreement with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after they determined that one of Means’ supplements was, in fact, tainted. Means was facing...

Jun 2, 2016 8:09 am

UFC Fight Night 88 medical suspensions

Earlier this week, UFC Fight Night 88 went down in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was a thrilling one that saw Cody Garbrandt end Thomas ALmedia’s undefeated streak, Jeremy Stephens defeat former bantamweight champion Renan Barao, and more! Following the event, MMAMania obtained the medical suspensions for the fighters at the event: Thomas Almeida: Suspended...

May 28, 2016 6:22 am

UFC congratulates Emil Meek on knocking out Rousimar Palhares

Former top ranked UFC middleweight Rousimar Palhares has earned quite a bad reputation in the MMA industry over the last few years. Palhares was suspended for 90 days, and even kicked out of the UFC and the WSOF for refusing to let go of submissions after his opponents tapped. With that being said, Palhares was...

May 25, 2016 8:57 am

Urijah Faber reacts to BJ Penn’s USADA violation

Unfortunate news broke earlier this week that UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn had been pulled from his scheduled UFC 199 scrap with Cole Miller on June 4th after voluntarily revealing that he used an IV back in March. While there hasn’t been any word in regards to whether or not Penn will be suspended...

May 24, 2016 1:57 pm

Rousimar Palhares on Venator loss: ‘I was hit with illegal elbows in the back of the head and couldn’t see anything next’

Rousimar Palhares got back to competition for the first time since being suspended by the Nevada Athletic Comission in 2015 for unsportsmanlike conduct. The two-year suspension has not been lifted, so fighting at Venator FC overseas in Milan, Italy was a loophole that “Toquinho” slipped through to fight once again. Palhares’ Venator debut didn’t go...