1360 Search Results for drug test

Dec 2, 2015 9:28 pm

McGregor: Anti-doping policy is still a “flawed system”

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has been cracking down on fighters with increased amounts of out-of-competition drug tests. In addition, fighters must report their whereabouts at all times, which recently landed Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in a bit of trouble when he took a spontaneous trip to Vegas. Ahead of UFC 194, Conor McGregor spoke to media...

Nov 25, 2015 4:58 pm

Joe Rogan vs Cris Cyborg: Cyborg Warfare

  Joe Rogan understands fighting. He received his black belt in Taekwondo at 15. At 20, he started judo and received his blue belt after one year of training. Rogan started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Carlson Gracie roughly twenty years ago. He also has a black belt from Eddie Bravo’s 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu gym. Rogan...

Nov 25, 2015 4:11 pm

Mirko Cro Cop gets 2 year suspension

Last month MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop withdrew from his UFC FN 79 bout against Anthony Hamilton and subsequently retired due to a shoulder injury. Shortly after Cro Cop announced his retirement, he released a second statement admitting that he used human growth hormone to treat the shoulder injury. Wednesday afternoon the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency...

Nov 24, 2015 3:03 pm

Jones: UFC knew Belfort was on steroids ahead of UFC 152

News broke last month that Vitor Belfort had a sketchy drug test prior to his UFC 152 title shot against Jon Jones. The UFC was aware of the situation, however they allowed him to fight anyway. When Jon Jones found out about that, he wasn’t too happy. During a recent ‘A day in the life’...

Nov 17, 2015 3:16 pm

Holly Holm sponsored by company linked to banned substances

Intel Pharma caused quite an uproar today what they congratulated Holly Holm, one of the athletes they sponsor, on winning the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. Several of the products produced by Intel Pharma are on the World Anti-Doping Agency banned substance list. While Holm’s sponsorship from the company isn’t exactly good news, her manager Lenny...

Nov 13, 2015 8:19 am

PHOTO | Incredible Anderson Silva paintings

“Um grande presente de um artistas fantástico @fabioneryart DEUS abençoe” Translation: “A great gift for a fantastic artists fabio nery art God bless” A photo posted by Anderson Silva (@spiderandersonsilva) on Nov 13, 2015 at 3:36am PST Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva took to Instagram this week to show off some incredible paintings from...

Nov 12, 2015 11:33 am

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Possible IV ban exemption due to accident

Recent news of Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone’s missed USADA drug test has kicked up a lot of dust. One of the matters brought up is the recent IV ban by USADA, which Cerrone claims he is exempt from due to an anomaly in Cerrone’s body that is hard to digest. The UFC lightweight title contender is...

Nov 6, 2015 8:20 am

Henderson: Belfort was ‘obviously doing more than just TRT’ in last fight

Ahead of their third meeting at ‘UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo’ this Saturday, Dan Henderson reflected on his second bout with Vitor Belfort, where ‘The Phenom’ KO’d Henderson for the first time in his career. By now everyone knows that Vitor Belfort was a part of the now-defunct TRT program, and had several questionable incidents...

Oct 31, 2015 8:27 am

NSAC Members receiving death threats over Nick Diaz suspension

Recently, when the NSAC handed Nick Diaz a 5-year suspension for a failed drug test for marijuana, the MMA community was outraged. The outrage spread, and suddenly many high-profile celebrities began backing Diaz and crying foul. A White House petition was started that earned the 100,000 required signatures thanks to the help of Cher, Wiz...

Oct 30, 2015 8:07 am

Palhares reacts to “unfair decision” handed down by NSAC

Yesterday former WSOF champion Rousimar Palhares appeared in front of the NSAC for unsportsmanlike conduct after once again holding a submission after his opponent tapped. The incident occurred at WSOF 22 when Palhares held a kimura submission after Jake Shields tapped out. Referee Steve Mazzagatti intervened, and it appeared Palhares was still refusing to relinquish...

Oct 29, 2015 6:59 am

Michael Bisping is “permanently disfigured” from Belfort fight

Back in 2013 Michael Bisping was on the wrong end of a brutal head kick from Vitor Belfort. Bisping suffered a detached retina as a result of the knockout, and has since stated that he won’t fight another person who has a past of failing drug tests. Earlier this week Bisping stated that he no...

Oct 28, 2015 3:54 pm

NSAC confirms they are in settlement talks with Nick Diaz

UFC welterweight contender Nick Diaz took to instagram on Tuesday night to inform his fans that ‘talks’ with the NSAC were going well. Today, the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed the news by releasing the following statement: “As a reminder to the general public, the Nick Diaz disciplinary matter will not be on the agenda at...

Oct 27, 2015 9:50 pm

Diaz in talks with NSAC, could potentially return in 2016

When Nick Diaz was handed a 5 year suspension from the NSAC last month there was an uproar. Many called out the NSAC for abusing their power and essentially forcing the end of Diaz’s MMA career. A petition was started, which received support from numerous high-profile figures including Cher, Wiz Khalifa, Gina Carano, and more....

Oct 27, 2015 8:18 am

Luke Rockhold blasts “dirty” Vitor Belfort for cheating on “another level”

When it comes to Vitor Belfort’s past transgressions, fighters and fans are split right down the middle. While some see Vitor Belfort’s failed drug tests and PED usage as a thing of the past, others believe he should continue to be ostracized for them. Prior to Belfort’s appearance on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour podcast...

Oct 26, 2015 6:26 pm

FREE FIGHT! Mark Hunt vs. Cheick Kongo (Full)

Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will be looking to recreate their fight of the year candidate from December 2013 when they clash once again at “UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm”. Their last meeting ended in controversial fashion when it ended in a majority draw and it was later tainted by Silva’s failed drug test....

Oct 21, 2015 6:29 pm

No event in the world can afford The Axe Murderer!

Former PRIDE champion and MMA legend, Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1), has not competed in mixed martial arts since March of 2013, when he scored a knockout victory over Brian Stann. “The Axe Murderer” is currently under suspension, this after he ran away from NSAC officials who were attempting to administer an unannounced drug test. Wanderlei recently spoke to...

Oct 18, 2015 5:37 pm

Chael Sonnen stands firm on retirement: ‘I am not coming back’

Chael Sonnen has not stepped foot in the octagon since fighting Rashad Evans at UFC 167 nearly two years ago in November 2013. He was scheduled to clash with Wanderlei Silva at UFC 173, but one of Sonnen’s pre-fight random pre-fight drug tests forced him out of the fight when it came back positive for...

Oct 15, 2015 8:38 am

Diaz Brothers Thank All 100K-Plus For Signing White House Petition

It’s still pretty crazy to think that Nick Diaz’s White House petition was able to get its 100K signatures, and then some. I mean, we all know that MMA fans love them some Nick Diaz, but just think about that. 100,000 people decided to take a few moments and sign a petition supporting a UFC...

Oct 15, 2015 7:22 am

Nick Diaz’s Lawyer Responds To The 100,000 Petition Signatures

On Wednesday the MMA community achieved something great by coming together to exceed the required goal of 100K signatures on the official White House petition for Nick Diaz. The petition had until the 16th to get to 100K but after a late rally from MMA fans we were able to smash through the goal and...