758 Search Results for failed drug

Feb 4, 2015 4:30 am

Why Was Anderson Silva Allowed To Fight?

Fans and fighters around the world are asking themselves one question today… Why was Anderson Silva allowed to fight following his failed drug test? WoW! @ufc has a lot of explaining to do. #SAD day in the ufc world. Crazy how Dana can control if they fight or not.The mighty dollar! LOL — Tito Ortiz...

Feb 4, 2015 4:05 am

Nevada Commissioner: Anderson Silva Failure “Unfortunate For All Of Us”

“I think it’s very unfortunate. The UFC have made a tremendous effort to level the playing field in their fight against PEDs. Credit goes to them for doing the right thing based on principles and they continue to support our out-of-competition drug testing efforts. You can’t lose sight of all the other athletes that do...

Jan 23, 2015 11:39 am

Mousasi: “Jones can do what he wants’

“I think Jon Jones is a grown man and can do what he wants. Of course a lot of people have their eyes on him because he’s a famous athlete, but I think people are making too big a deal out of it. We’ve all done stupid things when we’re young. Because he’s a celebrity...

Jan 19, 2015 7:02 am

Jon Jones fined $25,000 For Code Of Conduct Violation

Earlier this week news broke that UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones had been fined $25,000 for a code of conduct violation stemming from his failed drug test for the primary metabolite in cocaine, Benzoylecgonine. The UFC released a statement regarding the fine, saying: “The UFC announced today that it has fined light heavyweight champion...


Jan 18, 2015 11:02 am

Jon Jones: ‘I Am Not A Cocaine Addict’

Earlier today we reported that Jon Jones first interview following news of his failed drug test breaking would air on Fox Sports 1 on Monday at 8 p.m. PT (11 p.m. ET) (See that HERE). In the preview of the interview, Jones explains that he isn’t a cocaine addict, and isn’t even a frequent user....

Jan 10, 2015 12:09 pm

Shields Talks Jones: “I’ve made my mistakes as well”

“People don’t understand. Jon Jones is king of the world. It’s not like people randomly doing drugs. He’s probably with the richest people, the hottest girls, everyone trying to get him to party.” “It’s tough,” Shields said. “We have lives, too. We make mistakes. We do things. Obviously, I don’t think he should be doing...

Jan 8, 2015 3:48 pm

NSAC blames oversight for Jones Testing Fiasco

A lot of questions still remain unanswered regarding UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones positive test for benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine, on December 4, 30 days before his UFC 182 title fight with Daniel Cormier in Las Vegas. One of the more frequent questions being asked is: When did Jones and his team find...

Jan 8, 2015 9:47 am

Dana Defends: Jon Jones Had The Right To Fight D.C.

Last night on FOX Sports 1, UFC President Dana White explained why the UFC allowed Jon Jones to fight following a failed drug test. “No. No. 1, he was healthy. No. 2, the reason you would stop the fight and the hammer would drop on the guy would be if he tested for performance-enhancing drugs.”...

Jan 7, 2015 7:40 am

Report: NSAC Test On Jones Erroneous, Shouldn’t Have Been Done

The world is slowly unraveling the recent events surrounding Jon Jones’ recent failed drug test for cocaine. And on the top of everyone’s inquisition is, why do a drug test for cocaine in an out-of-competition test if the crime bars no penalty? A legit question, one that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is basically saying,...

Nov 17, 2014 5:05 am

Cung Le: “The boys are back in town”

Cung Le and Scott Coker go way back. Le fought his first professional bout under the Strikeforce banner, which Coker was the President of. Le went on to fight for Strikeforce 8 times before being signed by the UFC. With the recent drama between Le and the UFC, with the UFC suspending, and then un-suspending...

Oct 24, 2014 12:32 pm

Vitor Belfort Hasn’t Been Tested By Nevada Since Last Hearing

Despite the ramped up drug testing in the last few months, it turns out Vitor Belfort hasn’t been drug tested by the NSAC since his hearing in July, where the commission agreed to license Belfort to fight Chris Weidman. The failed drug test earlier this summer was the second Belfort’s career, leaving many to wonder...

Oct 19, 2014 3:16 pm

Joe Warren Eyes Return To Wrestling, Gunning For Olympic Gold Medal

Newly crowned Bellator MMA champion Joe Warren is no stranger to wrestling competition. After winning the Pan American Championships in 2006 as well as the World Championship, a failed drug test cut his Olympic hopes short in 2008. Now, nearly 6 years later, Warren is eyeing an Olympic gold medal at the 2018 games. He...

Oct 2, 2014 3:52 am

UFC Officials Release New Details & Extended Punishment For Cung Le

UFC officials have released the following statement regarding the recent positive HGH findings of middleweight fighter, Cung Le. Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, released an updated statement regarding the suspension of UFC middleweight Cung Le: After review by UFC Senior Management, an error was discovered regarding the length of Cung Le’s suspension...

Sep 27, 2014 9:13 am

Sonnen Forgives Wanderlei

Chael Sonnen has officially retired from MMA, and after a match against Andre Galvao in Metamoris, Sonnen is preparing to step into the booth to call the Battlegrounds fights on October 3rd. Prior to a pair of failed drug tests that led to his retirement, Sonnen was scheduled to fight Wanderlei Silva, who also failed...

Aug 28, 2014 5:06 am

UFC To Implement Random Blood And Urine Testing In Next Several Months

The end goal is unannounced, year-round blood and urine tests on the UFC’s stable of approximately 500 athletes using an independent sample collector. “We are meeting with different companies right now and we’re going to have out-of-competition testing,” Ratner told ESPN.com. “We’re not sure when it’s going to start, but we’re working on it right...

Aug 25, 2014 5:38 am

Robert Drysdale Still In UFC Despite Rumors He Had Been Cut

  Robert Drysdale failed his second drug test after his win at the TUF 19 finale. The failed drug test marked the second failed test in his UFC career. Prior to his UFC debut in 2013, Drysdale failed a drug test for elevated testosterone levels, and as a result his debut bout was cancelled. Drysdale...

Aug 22, 2014 2:29 pm

Brian Ortega tests positive for Drostanolone following UFC on FOX 12

The California State Athletic Commission announced today (via MMAJunkie) that UFC featherweight Brian Ortega (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) tested positive for the steroid drostanolone following his first-round submission victory over Mike De La Torre at last month’s UFC on FOX 12 event in San Jose. Ortega has subsequently been suspended from action for 9 months and fined...

Aug 13, 2014 7:04 pm

Sonnen: “I tried to game the system”

“I didn’t think I’d be tested for another 44 days.” “I was hit on a surprise test that was 44 days before a fight. Generally in our business we’re tested fight night, so whatever it is you’re doing or you’re not doing, you gotta show up clean on fight day. When I talk about being...

Aug 7, 2014 6:36 am

Mark Bocek Credits MMA’s PED Problem For Retirement

After a record-breaking year of failed drug tests in the UFC, the recently retired UFC veteran Mark Bocek released a statement through UFC Tonight explaining his retirement. Check it: “I’ve gone through a lot of injuries. The sport is highly evolved and I’m not interested in competing against fighters on PED’s any longer,” Mark retired...

Aug 6, 2014 5:01 am

Sonnen Asked Randy Couture To Fill In At Metamoris 4

Chael Sonnen had moved on from MMA and was set to face Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 this Saturday, all seemed right with the world (sort of). That is until the NSAC decided to step in and try to block Sonnen from competing at the event, saying Metamoris fell under his MMA suspension, and threatened...

Aug 4, 2014 11:34 am

BREAKING: NSAC Attempting To Block Sonnen From Competing At Metamoris

Last month the NSAC suspended Chael Sonnen for two years after two failed drug tests. However the NSAC never barred Sonnen from competing in his grappling match against Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 later this month. Today news has surfaced that the NSAC is attempting to block Chael Sonnen from competing in his headlining match...

Aug 4, 2014 10:50 am

Kennedy Slams Belfort: ‘90% Chance Broken Steroid Addict Doesn’t Fight Weidman’

Tim Kennedy has done it again. This time he took aim at Vitor Belfort and fired off some extremely harsh comments about Belfort’s colorful past that includes two failed drug tests. Belfort recently got licensed to fight Chris Weidman for the middleweight title in December, but it will be his first bout off TRT. Kennedy...

Jul 28, 2014 9:07 am

Rockhold Slams Belfort: ‘He’s Mutant Enough For The Next Expendables Movie’

UFC Middleweight Luke Rockhold has been calling out several fighters lately, namely Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort. Rockhold has particularly taken interest in calling out Vitor Belfort and taking shots at The Phenom’s colorful past which includes several failed drug tests, including a recent one which ended up seeing Belfort still get licensed to fight...

Jul 24, 2014 6:47 pm

REPLAY! NSAC Hearing: Chael Sonnen Suspension

Watch as former UFC standout Chael Sonnen appears in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday, July 23 to talk about his two failed drug tests. Sonnen was handed a 2-year suspension.

Jul 23, 2014 11:08 am

NSAC Grants Vitor Belfort A License To Fight Weidman In December

Just moments ago in Las Vegas, Nevada, Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort was granted a license to fight Chris Weidman on December 6 in Las Vegas. Prior to today’s NSAC hearing it was unknown if Vitor could overcome failed drug tests and a ban on TRT to return to action and get his promised UFC title...