663 Search Results for suspended

Oct 1, 2014 8:57 am

Cung Le tests positive for HGH following UFC Fight Night 48

Prior to his headlining bout with Michael Bisping at August’s ‘UFC Fight Night 48’ event in Macau, former Strikeforce champion Cung Le (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) fell under heavy scrutiny/suspicion for his abnormally “jacked” physique. Apparently, that suspicion was well warranted, as UFC officials announced on Tuesday that Le tested positive for excess levels of...

Sep 29, 2014 3:59 pm

UFC 178 Medical Suspensions: Kennedy Out Up To 6 Months

UFC 178 took place this past weekend, and what a night it was for fight fans. Below are the full medical suspensions for the event, fighters not listed suffered no significant injuries, and are suspended for the mandatory 7-days. MMAFighting obtained the medical report from the NSAC. Tim Kennedy: Required to clear left orbital inferior...

Sep 27, 2014 3:54 pm

Cruz: If Ali Can Do It, So Can I

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is set to make his long awaited return to the UFC tonight as the main-event of the preliminary card of UFC 178 against Takeya Mizugaki. Ahead of the bout, he spoke to Ariel Helwani about his desire to reclaim the belt. “The belt is just a piece of metal....

Sep 26, 2014 10:55 am

Nick Diaz Pleads Not Guilty To DUI Charges

Nick Diaz has officially plead not guilty to DUI charges from November of 2013, as well as earlier this month. Diaz is facing 8 charges, which include DUI, DUI with blood alcohol over .08, unsafe speeding, failure to appear after written promise, driving with a suspended license, and resisting arrest. Diaz will next appear in...


Sep 26, 2014 8:39 am

Dana White Doesn’t Guarantee Rumble’s Return To UFC

After UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson’s girlfriend accused him of allegedly appearing at her place of work back in March and lifting her by the shirt from her chair, the UFC suspended Johnson indefinitely pending an investigation. Earlier today we reported that Jonson’s ex-girlfriend would not be pressing charges against Rumble, leaving most people to...

Sep 26, 2014 8:14 am

Anthony Johnson’s Ex-Girlfriend Not Pursuing Charges

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson had his title run stopped last week by his ex-girlfriend who claimed that Johnson had allegedly attacked her at her place of work back in March. Following her allegations, the UFC suspended Johnson indefinitely. MMAJunkie has learned that Johnson’s ex-girlfriend will not be pursuing charges. In a...

Sep 25, 2014 10:37 am

Rogan: “Wanderlei Lifetime Ban Ridiculous’

“I just think the penalty is way over the top. It’s one thing if you want to tell the guy he’s suspended for a year. Pretend as if you caught him for using steroids. If he got caught and it was his first time being caught it would be a nine month suspension. Instead of...

Sep 24, 2014 11:30 am

Like it or not, Wanderlei Silva should still go down as a legend

Former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA) recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this due to apparent grievances he had with both his employer (The UFC) and the NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission). Yesterday, the NSAC announced that “The Axe Murderer” had been indefinitely suspended, meaning he will never be able to fight in the...

Sep 23, 2014 1:23 pm

UFC’s Kevin Casey Gets 12-Month Suspension For Failed Drug Test

The world of Mixed Martial Arts looked liked a circus today. And while business may press on as usual in the UFC offices, four of their contracted athletes were handed down severe sentences during today’s Nevada Athletic Commission hearing, in Las Vegas. Wanderlei Silva received a lifetime ban and fine (Report Here), while Jon Jones...

Sep 23, 2014 5:03 am

Bigfoot Silva To Undergo Surgery For Pituitary Gland Today

Antonio Bigfoot Silva returned from a nine month suspension earlier this month and suffered a quick first round KO at the hands of Andrei Arlovski, who was a major underdog in the fight. Bigfoot was one of the many victims from the TRT ban, and as a result was suspended nine months after his Fight...

Sep 22, 2014 5:54 pm

UFC Brass: Out Of Competition Drug Testing To Ramp Up In 2015

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Mark Ratner is increasing his work to clean up the sport of MMA. The UFC has seen an increase in out-of competition drug testing lately, and has found great success in doing so, catching many fighters abusing banned substances, namely Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. Ratner spoke with Ariel...

Sep 19, 2014 7:53 pm

Anthony Johnson Responds To Abuse Allegations

Following a tumultuous day in the world of Mixed Martial Arts, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, now suspended by his employer, released the following statement to his fans and supporters. Get caught up on “Rumble’s” Woes Right HERE! Post by Anthony Johnson.

Sep 19, 2014 6:18 pm

UFC Suspends Anthony Johnson Indefinitely Following Domestic Abuse Allegations

Following today’s loss of Wanderlei and Thiago Silva, the UFC has suspended top light-heavyweight contender, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. News of Johnson’s suspension comes on the heels of his ex-mother-in-laws claims of domestic abuse. (Find details on that HERE) Through a press-release the UFC stated, We are aware of the situation involving Anthony Johnson. As a...

Sep 19, 2014 10:17 am

“Rumble” In Hot Water Following Domestic Abuse Claims

In a bit of unfortunate news, top UFC light-heavyweight contender, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has a past that’s coming back to haunt him. According to a report coming from Bloodyelbow.com’s Brent Brookhouse, Rumble’s ex and mother of two of his children, claims he knocked out her teeth, picked her up, slammed her, drug her up some...

Sep 16, 2014 6:35 pm

UFC Fight Night 50 & 51 medical suspensions

The medical suspensions from both UFC Fight Night 50 and UFC Fight Night 51 were obtained by MMAJUNKIE earlier today. According to the report, UFC Fight Night 50 headliner Ronaldo Souza has been suspended indefinitely, pending medical clearance for the injured right hand he sustained in his win over Gegard Mousasi. Here is the full...

Sep 15, 2014 4:24 pm

Andrei Arlovski Out Up To Six Months Following Win Over Bigfoot

Following his UFC Fight Night 51 knockout win over Antonio Bigfoot Silva this past Saturday in Brazil, Andrei Arlovski jumped up to #7 on the UFC heavyweight ranking ladder. MMAFighting.com obtained the medical suspension list from the Brazilian Athletic Commission, and things aren’t looking so good for the Pitbull, who is looking at a 180...

Sep 12, 2014 1:32 pm

Nick Diaz Arrested, Attempted To Destroy Evidence

UFC fan favorite, Nick Diaz was arrested in his hometown earlier this week after local police officers pulled him over. The Lodi News has the details: UFC fighter and former Tokay High School student Nick Diaz was arrested in Lodi at 2:20 a.m. Sept. 6 on suspicion of DUI, obstructing a police officer, destruction of...

Sep 10, 2014 1:25 pm

Floyd Mayweather Discusses Ray Rice Domestic Abuse Situation

“When it is all said and done, I wish something positive out of the situation. I’m not here to say anything negative about him. Things happen. You live and you learn.” “They said that they have suspended him for two games. Whether they have seen the tape or not, I truly believe a person should...

Sep 8, 2014 2:04 pm

LEAKED! Security Cam Shows SuperBowl Champ KO’ing His Wife

Ray Rice was suspended for two games in the NFL after domestic violence towards his wife. The SuperBowl champion lost his temper and knocked out his fiance in an elevator. Given the recent domestic violence attacks that have happened in MMA, with War Machine, and Josh Grispi, do you think this is an issue that...

Aug 27, 2014 8:27 pm

Nevada Attorney General Requests NSAC Deny Wanderlei’s Motion To Dismiss

The Nevada Attorney General is requesting that the Nevada State Athletic Commission deny Wanderlei Silva’s motion to dismiss his disciplinary action. For those who are unfamiliar with the situation, Silva purposely ran from a drug test that was required by the commission. As a result he was suspended pending his hearing, during which he said...

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 21, 2014 7:02 pm

Nevada State Athletic Commission Suspends Two UFC Fighters For Failed Drug Tests

Robert Drysdale and Kevin Casey (pictured) were both suspended this afternoon, during today’s Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing. The two UFC fighters recently failed drug tests for banned substances during competition. Both men fought, and won, during the UFC’s International fight week earlier this year, Casey by way of knockout at UFC 175, and Drysdale...

Aug 14, 2014 11:06 am

WWE Wants Sonnen If TNA Makes Him An Offer

With his career in prize-fighting on the shelf, and his gig at FOX out-the-door, Chael P. Sonnen finds himself in an interesting predicament. He’s got fans, charisma, value, and no place to use it. During a recent talk on the “Talk is Jericho” podcast, Chael broke down how his pro-wrestling negotiations are going. Check it:...

Aug 6, 2014 3:17 pm

POLL | Who’s More “Gangster” – Chael Sonnen, Jon Jones, Or The Diaz Brothers?

With all the recent events, MMA’s most gangster(ish) fighters are running out of control. Chael Sonnen, the self-proclaimed “Oregon Gangster” has been popped for five different illegal drugs and suspended for two years. Jon Jones mugged Daniel Cormier inside the MGM Grand Lobby in front of hundreds of MMA fans. The Diaz brothers. Who’s more...

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 7:56 am

Bisping Believes Losses To Belfort, Sonnen And Silva Weren’t Clean

Michael Bisping has always been on the cusp of a title shot, but has never been able to win that one more fight and separate himself from the pack to earn a title shot. Bisping, who has hop scotched wins and losses going back to his win over Jason Mayhem Miller in 2011 is currently...

Jul 31, 2014 6:35 am

UFC Officials Issue Statement Regarding Most Recent Fighter Drug Test Failures

“The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that UFC middleweight Kevin Casey (pictured) and light heavyweight Robert Drysdale failed drug tests following their fights at UFC 175 and The Ultimate Fighter Finale, respectively. Casey tested positive for drostanolone and Drysdale was flagged for an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio. Both fighters have been...

Jul 29, 2014 4:26 pm

Wanderlei Silva Believes Chael Sonnen Will Be Back

After an abrupt end to his UFC career, Chael Sonnen scheduled to fight Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 next month. After a hearing with the NSAC Sonnen was suspended for two years from MMA, leaving many fans to speculate whether or not he will fight in the UFC once his suspension is up. His opponent...