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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...

Jul 16, 2014 12:32 pm

Overeem Not Looking Past Rothwell, Wants JDS Next

“I wanted to actually fight on the Japan card. I thought that was a nice idea because I’m kind of popular there, so I thought that would be good. But that card was already full and they said, ‘Can you fight Sept. 5th?’ So, yeah, well sure. They had Stipe [Miocic], but he was banged...

Jul 11, 2014 9:48 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Latest High-Profile PED Failure

Last month’s UFC 174 headliner, Ali Baugatinov failed his out-of-competition drug test from June and it doesn’t look good. The former flyweight title challenger was popped, for EPO. A very dangerous substance that gives you better cardio while merely sitting on the couch. He’s been suspended for a year. One-day removed from this discovery and...

Jul 8, 2014 9:19 am

NSAC Amends Complaint Against Sonnen, Faces $250,000 Fine

Chael Sonnen retired last month following a failed drug test for drugs that helped him transition off TRT. After Sonnen’s retirement it was announced that he had failed another drug test prior to the one that was announced. There was an NSAC hearing for several fighters, including Wanderlei Silva, during which Sonnen was suspended until...

Jul 3, 2014 9:06 pm

Weidman Blasts Belfort: He’s Becoming Like A Horse

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman did a pre-fight media scrum today leading up to his title defense against Lyoto Machida. During the course of the interviews, talks shifted to Chael Sonnen’s recent failed drug test, where the champ said: I feel like it, hopefully is just going to be the begginning of what’s been going...

Jul 3, 2014 3:40 pm

Rousey Calls For Harsher Penalties For PED Abusers

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke to media members during a pre-fight media scrum for UFC 175 this Saturday. As it usually does with MMA related topics, the talk shifted to PED’s and failed drug tests. Rousey took a strong stand against them, noting the penalties are much harsher for Olympic athletes.

Jul 1, 2014 12:50 pm

Officials: Chael Sonnen will remain in Metamoris 4 headliner

To say Chael Sonnen has had a rough week would be an understatement. The self-proclaimed “American Gangstar” was released of his fighter/broadcaster duties with the UFC and FOX on Monday, this following a pair of failed drug tests that were administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) prior to Sonnen’s scheduled bout with Vitor Belfort, which would...

Jun 24, 2014 2:45 pm

Ralek Gracie: Metamoris Is A ‘Perfect Fit’ For Chael Sonnen

Metamoris President Ralek Gracie spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about Chael Sonnen’s upcoming grappling match against Andre Galvo at Metamoris 4 in August which takes place in Los Angeles California. “I think Chael, given everything that was happening with the UFC, I thought it would be an interesting way for him to...

Jun 19, 2014 6:00 am

Sonnen Responds To NSAC Suspension, Says He’s Definitely Done Fighting

Yesterday the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen following a failed drug test for banned substances. Sonnen had already retired from competition, so the suspension is of no real consequence, however, he still took to his day job at UFC Tonight to react to the news. “I’m retired. But there is...

Jun 16, 2014 11:18 am

Dr. Catlin: Sonnen Was Just Trying To Be Normal

Dr. Don Catlin, arguably the most qualified person to speak about TRT, did so on Inside MMA with Bas Ruten and Kenny Rice to discuss the results of Chael Sonnen’s failed drug test last week. For those who don’t know Dr. Catlin opened the first anti-doping lab in the US back in 1982, which also...

Jun 12, 2014 5:45 am

Sonnen: ‘I take responsibility, but this is a matter of health’

Yesterday we learned that, ‘The Bad Guy’ Chael P. Sonnen has decided to retire from Mixed Martial Arts competition. It was a stunning announcement, that leaves fans with more questions than answers. Sonnen did his best to explain his decision on last night’s edition of ‘UFC Tonight. (Replay Here) His words: Chael Sonnen on his...

Jun 6, 2014 12:29 pm

PHOTO | Test Results Show Belfort At Staggering Testosterone Levels

Earlier today we finally got an admission from Vitor Belfort about his failed Drug test in February that cost him his title shot and forced the NSAC’s hand to ban TRT. Now we have a copy of that test result, which shows Vitor more than double the legal limit for Tesosterone. WOW!

Mar 28, 2014 12:07 pm

Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino Is Fighting Her Way To Ronda Rousey

The possibility of a fight between Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Ronda Rousey is becoming more and more real. This Friday, Cyborg will be facing two-time champion Jorina Baars in a scheduled ‘Lion Fights’ Muay Thai fight, where they will crown their first 145 pounds women’s champion. After that, she will return to Invicta in May for another fight at 145,...