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May 16, 2013 7:35 pm

Nate Diaz Suspended Indefinitely For Derogatory Tweets Towards Bryan Caraway

The disciplinarians at the Ultimate Fighting Championship are busy this month. After taking away Pat Healy’s UFC 159 post-fight bonus money for a failed drug test, the UFC has awarded Bryan Caraway Healy’s $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus. Fellow UFC lightweight Nate Diaz does not approve. The younger Diaz brother took to Twitter to...

May 1, 2013 9:24 am

Robbie Peralta Suspended for Marijuana Following UFC on Fuel TV 9

The UFC confirmed Tuesday night that featherweight fighter Robbie Peralta tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his performance on UFC on Fuel TV 9 back in April.   Peralta (16-4) will be suspended 6 months retroactive to April 6, the date of the infraction, and required to pass drug rehabilitation classes and a drug test...

Feb 28, 2013 12:24 pm

Chavez Jr. suspended 9 months and fined 900k for marijuana use | MMA News

Boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1) was fined $900,000 (30% of his fight purse) on Thursday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a positive marijuana test following his fight last September against Sergio Martinez. The NSAC also ruled that Chavez, who was defeated by unanimous decision for his first professional loss in the middleweight title fight,...


Nov 7, 2012 8:12 am

Stephan Bonnar suspended one year for failing UFC 153 drug test | UFC News

UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar has been suspended for one year after testing positive for steroids for the second time in his career. According to Marc Ratner, the UFC’s VP of regulatory affairs, Bonnar will be suspended until October 13, 2013. This after the “American Psycho” tested positive for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone following his loss...

Oct 19, 2012 10:57 am

Matt Riddle Popped For Weed / Francisco Rivera Popped For Stimulants, Both Suspended | UFC News

By Evan Stoumbelis Following UFC 149, welterweight Matthew Riddle failed his post-fight drug test while testing positive for Marijuana. Riddle won his bout by defeating Canadian Chris Clements via arm-triangle. The third round submission was enough to earn Riddle submission of the night honors. Riddle was suspended for 90-days following the July 21st event. His...

Jun 16, 2012 6:25 am

Feijao Suspended For One Year After Testing Positive For Banned Substance

By Jamie McAllister Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante has been suspended for a year as well as fined $2,500. MMAFighting.com confirmed the news after hearing from California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) Executive Officer George Dodd. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante last competed at Strikeforce: “Barnett vs. Cormier” on May 19th in San Jose, California. He faced Mike Kyle defeating...

May 21, 2012 2:28 pm

Diaz NSAC Hearing Over | Suspended For 12 Months Fined 30%

Today the Nevada State Athletic Commission heard the case of Nick Diaz. In February Nick fought and lost against Carlos Condit for the UFC’s interim welterweight title. In the post-fight drug screening Diaz was found to have marijuana metabolites in his system and as a result has been put under fire as a rule violator....

Apr 9, 2012 5:24 pm

CSAC Denies Cyborg Appeal, Still Suspended For Steroid Use

Today Cris Cyborg Santos and her legal representation petitioned the California State Athletic Commission in a meeting held in Sacramento to overturn her Athletic Suspension for Steroid use. That petition was denied and the CSAC voted to uphold the 12-month suspension previously handed down. Her lawyer had petitioned to get her 12-month suspension reduced by...

Mar 5, 2012 1:54 pm

“Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey” Medical Suspensions Report | Tate Suspended Indefinitely

The Ohio State Athletic Commission just released the list of medical suspensions handed down following last weekend’s Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey” event. While all competitors received precautionary seven-day suspensions, eight fighters received additional time. “Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey” took place this past Saturday from Columbus, Ohio’s Nationwide Arena. In the main event the female bantamweight...

Nov 28, 2011 2:32 pm

UFC NEWS – Chris Leben Suspended For Second Time Due To Failed Drug Screening

The UFC has suspended one of their own. Middleweight fighter, Chris Leben, has for the second time in his UFC career failed a drug screening for banned substances. This time it was for undisclosed prescription painkillers oxycodone and oxymorphone. For his infraction, the fan favorite has to sit on the sidelines yet again for a...

Oct 10, 2011 2:39 pm

Five Fighters Medically Suspended Following UFC 136

Five UFC 136 competitors have been medically suspended for injuries suffered during last weekend’s UFC 136 event in Houston, Texas. The lengthiest of which was handed to down to main event participant Gray Maynard, who will be out 60 days for his knockout loss to UFC lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar. UFC 136 took place Saturday,...

Nov 28, 2016 8:38 am

Big John McCarthy says MMA officiating career “won’t go on much longer”

Veteran referee “Big” John McCarthy made his first Octagon appearance all the way back at UFC 2 in the year 1994. As such, he and his trademark “let’s get it on” fight-staring line are as much a symbol of the UFC as Bruce Buffer, Joe Rogan, and the Octagon itself. Of course, Big John’s officiating...

Nov 25, 2016 5:44 pm

New details emerge on Daniel Cormier’s injury & return

Friday afternoon, the MMA community received some unfortunate news, that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had been forced out of his upcoming UFC 206 scrap with Anthony Johnson on December 10th in Toronto, Canada. The fight was set to be Cormier’s second title defense since winning the belt in May of 2015, when he...

Nov 25, 2016 1:28 pm

MMA community reacts to Daniel Cormier’s withdrawal from UFC 206

Friday morning, news surfaced that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had been forced to withdraw from his highly anticipated UFC 206 showdown with Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson on December 10th in Toronto, Canada. The fight was set to be a rematch from UFC 187 in 2015, where Cormier defeated Johnson to win the vacant light...

Nov 23, 2016 10:32 am

Yoel Romero and Thiago Alves join Kelvin Gastelum with suspensions from UFC 205

New York is proving to be a strict state when it comes to their athletic commission. On Wednesday, MMA Fighting reported per New York State Department spokesperson Laz Benitez that Yoel Romero has been suspended for 60 days for exiting the Octagon after beating former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in their UFC 205 contest....

Nov 18, 2016 5:16 pm

Cris Cyborg reflects after nearly four years since testing positive for stanozolol steroid

In December of 2012, Cris Cyborg was hit with the most devastating blow of her professional MMA career. After needing just 16 seconds to TKO Hiroko Yamanaka at the Strikeforce – Melendez vs. Masvidal event, Cyborg found out soon after her fight that she tested positive for the steroid stanozolol. The California State Athletic Commission...

Nov 16, 2016 8:13 am

UFC 205 medical suspensions

This past Saturday in New York, the UFC hosted its inaugural event at the Madison Square Garden. The event was an action packed one from the start, with things quickly picking up on the main card as Vicente Luque and Tim Boetsch both picked up back to back first round TKO/KO wins to kick off...

Nov 11, 2016 11:15 am

Dana White: Jon Jones will not headline any more UFC events

This week, former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones was handed a 1-year suspension for his random out-of-competition drug testing failure back in June. The failed drug test unfortunately forced Jones out of his UFC 200 headlining scrap with Daniel Cormier just 48 hours before fight night. While things didn’t initially look good for Jones,...

Nov 9, 2016 6:49 pm

Jon Jones takes humorous approach to suspension with crying Michael Jordan profile picture

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones did not get the exact result that was hoping for in his arbitration hearing for his Anti-Doping Policy violation sanction. In October, Jones was the first UFC fighter to go to arbitration over the sanction of his U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation that stemmed from an out-of-competition sample...

Nov 9, 2016 7:48 am

BREAKING: Jon Jones stripped of interim championship

On the heels of this week’s announcement that former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had been suspended 1 year for his failed out-of-competition drug test back in June, it has now been announced that Jones has been stripped of the interim light heavyweight championship. Jones, who failed a random, out-of-competition drug test back in...

Nov 8, 2016 2:36 pm

Dana White weighs-in on effects of Jon Jones taking time off

While former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones is widely believed to be the pound for pound kingpin in MMA, Jones has fought just once in nearly two years. After defeating Daniel Cormier in a highly anticipated grudge match in January of 2015, Jones was booked to defend his title against Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson later...

Nov 7, 2016 2:39 pm

UFC releases statement on Jon Jones’ one-year suspension

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was issued a one-year sanction by USADA on Monday. Following an arbitration hearing by three arbitrators from McLaren Global Sports Solutions, the decision was made to give Jones his full sanction term of a one-year suspension. The UFC released a short statement on their website on Monday following...