1597 Search Results for drug test

Jun 29, 2014 12:25 pm

UFC Executives Discuss Sonnen Latest Failure & PED Problem in UFC

In this brief post-press conference interview, Dave Sholler and Marc Ratner explain what happened with Chael Sonnen’s second drug test failure and how it affects his status with the Nevada State Athletic Commission going forward – retired or otherwise.

Jun 17, 2014 5:04 am

Jon Jones Praises Sonnen In Wake Of Failed Test

In wake of Chael Sonnen’s failed drug test and then his retirement, many people have been criticizing Sonnen. However light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in fact praised Sonnen for his openness in the situation during an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. “I watched him on ‘UFC Tonight’ and I thought he handled...

Jun 9, 2014 3:17 pm

Were Jackson/Winkeljohn Fighters Tested Before FN 42?

It seems there is some controversy surrounding UFC Fight Night 42 fighters from the famous Jackson-Winkeljohn gym. Ross Pearson’s teammate Dean Amasinger told MMAJunkie.com that Pearson said no Jackson-Winkeljohn fighters were on the list of fighters to be tested prior to UFC Fight Night 42 in Jackson-Winkeljohn’s backyard of Albuquerque. “Ross was drug tested before...

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!

Jun 6, 2014 10:04 am

Belfort Admits To Testing Positive For Elevated Testosterone Levels In Vegas

The MMA world has been speculating about the surprise drug test given by the NSAS to Vitor Belfort this past February. The result of which was a ban on TRT, Belforts removal from his title shot and months of bad press. Now, for the first time since the hairy incident, Belfort himself took to his...

Apr 14, 2014 9:39 pm

Jon Jones Reveals Why He Wanted To Make Sure Glover Got Tested

“I just thought I would have Glover tested because he’s not the youngest fighter and everyone raves about how strong he is. Some fighters, you just know they’re not on anything just by looking at them. Part of (Teixeira’s) mystique is his amazing physical strength and I just questioned it. I have no reason to...

Apr 4, 2014 3:23 pm

Maryland Commission Releases Statement On Jones/Glover Random Testing

Earlier this week we learned that Jon Jones had requested and been granted random drug testing for himself and his opponent, Glover Teixeira (pictured). The two men face off at UFC 172 later this month. Now, two days removed from these recent discoveries, Patrick Panella, the Executive Director of the Maryland State Athletic Commission, has...

Mar 27, 2014 4:35 pm

Palhares Tests Clean, Tomorrow’s WSOF Title Fight A Go

Good news for fight fans today. Former UFC fighter, Rousimar Palhares, was recently hit by the NSAC with a surprise/random drug test as part of their licensing requirements for tomorrow’s WSOF main event title fight. The lab results cut it close, but have confirmed that Palhares did indeed test clean and as a result will...

Mar 17, 2014 5:04 pm

GSP calls for UFC random testing from an independent organization

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre recently appeared as a guest on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” where he expressed his concerns about the methods used by the UFC in regards to testing their athletes for Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s). Here’s what he said: “Lorenzo is a good person. Lorenzo understands that it’s true. I believe the problem...

Feb 20, 2014 11:17 am

Jessica Eye Blames Second Hand Smoke For Pot Testing Failure

By Evan Stoumbelis If you’ve been following the controversy surrounding womens UFC fighter Jessica Eye, you would know the story has been anything but consistant. First Eye tested positive on her drug test, but the Texas commission didn’t reveal what she tested positive for. Then Eye made an appearance on the MMA Hour with Ariel...

Oct 23, 2013 10:51 am

QUICK TWITT | Joey Beltran Leaves The UFC Following Latest Loss

Southern California’s Joey ‘The Mexicutioner’ Beltran, has left the Ultimate Fighting Championship following his latest loss at the hands of Fabio Maldonado. The former heavyweight turned light-heavyweight returned to the for his second promotional stint following a 3-4 run as a heavyweight. During his tenure in the 205 pound division, Beltran dropped a fight to...

Sep 10, 2013 10:29 am

Johny Hendricks: ‘GSP threw me under the bus with shady VADA Testing’

“I don’t know GSP and for him to say ‘yeah, let’s go take the test over here and nowhere else that I suggested or that even the UFC suggested,’ that’s a little suspect to me. My career is held in his hands and here he has a foot in the door with the VADA group.”...

Sep 6, 2013 12:36 pm

Johny Hendricks has reportedly not followed through on VADA testing

French Canadian outlet, TVA Sports, is reporting that UFC welterweight #1 contender Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) has yet to fill out the proper paper work for the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA), prior to his scheduled main event bout with Georges St. Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) at UFC 167 on November 16 in...

Jun 1, 2013 11:55 am

UFC Raises Marijuana Testing Threshold, NSAC May Follow

The UFC has decided to take a progressive step towards tolerance when it comes to the use of Marijuana by its fighters. There seems to be a divide among athletes, some of which prescribe heavily to the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes and who ultimately pay for that use with hefty fines and suspensions....

Mar 22, 2013 11:22 am

VADA Offers Up Free Testing Program For The UFC | UFC NEWS

The VADA organization has made diligent efforts to clean up the sport of Mixed Martial Arts through random, unannounced drug screening. More and more these days UFC fighters seem to be getting popped for banned substances, resulting in fines, suspensions and overturned verdicts of fights. In some instances pre-fight testing has cost the UFC main...

Mar 19, 2013 6:42 pm

Lavar Johnson Flagged For Elevated Testosterone Following UFC 157 Loss | UFC News

A post-fight drug screening after Lavar Johnson’s fight against Brendan Schaub at UFC 157 was flagged for elevated levels of testosterone. As first reported by MMAJunkie.com, CSAC Executive Officer Andy Foster stated that an additional carbon isotope test revealed “the testosterone was consistent with the administration of a steroid”. The commission tested the fighters for...

Jan 12, 2013 1:05 pm

Hector Lombard Responds To Palhares Failed Drug Screening | UFC NEWS

In the fantastic sport of Mixed Martial Arts, it is not uncommon to see athletes with a killer instinct and drive. Sometimes the mentality of a cage fighter is that of kill or be killed. In the lead up to the Lombard versus Palhares fight, the leg lock specialist in Rousimar went on record to...

Nov 24, 2017 8:00 am

VIDEO | Ben Askren Finishes Shinya Aoki in the First Round at Immortal Pursuit

Today at an historic ONE Championship event, Ben Askren leaves MMA for good. His retirement match was against a legend in his own right, grappling wizard and multiple-time former champion, Shinya Aoki. Askren slammed the former ONE lightweight champion Aoki down after he pulled guard, then it was basically all over from there. After some...

Nov 21, 2017 6:04 pm

Volkan Oezdemir Still Has Time to Train for UFC Return

Despite ‘aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability‘ charges UFC light heavyweight contender Volkan Ozdemir has found time to continue his training for what very well may be a title shot in his eventual return to the Octagon. Oezdemir took to his Facebook account to post a shot of himself getting a training session in:...

Nov 17, 2017 4:00 pm

UFC 217: GSP vs. Bisping Draws an Estimated 875K Viewers

The return fight of the man many believe to be the greatest of all time (a moniker aided by the failed drug tests and inactivity of others) now has an estimated PPV total attached to it. According to MMAFighting, UFC 217 drew an estimated 875,000 buys. This marks the most bought PPV of the year,...

Nov 15, 2017 11:17 am

UFC releases Takanori Gomi, several other notable fighters from its roster

The UFC has once again taken a hedge-trimmer to its roster and sent a handful of notable fighters packing. The most notable of these fighters is Takanori Gomi. This news is in keeping with a recent Instagram post from Gomi, in which the Japanese legend insinuated that he would soon be competing in the ring...

Nov 10, 2017 1:09 pm

BREAKING: Anderson Silva flagged by USADA – out of UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai, China

Terrible news was released on Friday as former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation. The UFC released the following statement via their website on Friday: The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Anderson Silva of a...

Nov 7, 2017 1:09 pm

VIDEO | The consequences of steroids

Steroid use in sports has popped up throughout history. With the UFC’s 2015 implementation of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), UFC fighters have been getting caught much more frequently with steroids and other banned substances in their system. This has resulted in many fighters being suspended from competition while others have gotten off with no...