904 Search Results for failed drug

Nov 20, 2012 10:25 am

Matt Riddle Defends Marijuana Use: “It Makes Me Very Nice” | UFC NEWS

“I think it’s really unfortunate they took a hard-earned win from me that I took on a week’s notice and I did everything in my power to pass that drug test, I’ve never failed a drug test in my life until that day and that was never my intention. So it does suck, but at...

Nov 14, 2012 6:24 am

Alistair Overeem to Face Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 156

  According to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem will face Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 156 on Super Bowl Weekend February 2nd in Las Vegas. Overeem is currently serving a suspension and this fight is pending until he applies for and receives his license from the Nevada...

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...

Oct 6, 2012 11:52 am

Rousey vs. Cyborg Getting Closer To A Reality Confirms Dana White | MMA NEWS

With all the recent talks of Anderson Silva vs. Every Other Champion In the UFC, one super-fight that actually has a better shot at transpiring is the Ronda Rousey vs. Cris “Cyborg” bout. The hang up in this fight is the weight-class. Ronda Rousey currently holds Strikeforce gold at 135 pounds. “Cyborg” on the other...

Jul 15, 2012 3:27 pm

BJ Penn prepared to pay for UFC 152 pre-fight testing

“For much of his career, former UFC champion B.J. Penn (16-8-2 MMA, 12-7-2 UFC) has been an outspoken opponent of performance-enhancing drug use in the sport of mixed martial arts. And so when the non-profit Voluntary Anti-Doping Association volunteered to sponsor pre-fight testing for Penn and his UFC 152 opponent, Rory MacDonald (13-1 MMA, 4-1...

Jul 2, 2012 5:22 pm

NSAC Discloses Full Amount OF Nick Diaz Fine | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis At UFC 143 Nick Diaz lost to Carlos Condit, making Condit the interim welterweight champion. After the fight, Diaz failed a drug test, testing positive for marijuana metabolites, and was fined 30% of his fight purse. In an interview today, NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed that Diaz was fined more than...

May 17, 2012 3:50 pm

Hunt Injured | Lavar Johnson Steps In As Replacement Against Struve

Mark Hunt has been forced to withdraw from his fight at UFC 146 against Stefan Struve, due to an ailing knee injury. As a result of the injury, Lavar Johnson will step in for the Super Samoan, Hunt, for the heavyweight clash. Johnson just fought at UFC on Fox 3 where he knocked out kick...

May 11, 2012 6:31 am

Lawler vs. Larkin Booked For Strikeforce In July

Another fight has been made official for Strikeforce’s July event. The Rose Garden in Portland will now host a 185 lb battle between Robbie Lawler and Lorenz Larkin. The bout is set to go down July 14. “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler avenged two consecutive losses, one to Ronaldo Souza and the other to Tim Kennedy, by...

May 10, 2012 3:07 pm

Exclusive | Kyle Kingsbury on Overeem disappointment, Velasquez, and fight with Teixeira

Kyle Kingsbury is scheduled to face Glover Teixeira at UFC 146 on May 26, 2012. The main event was originally slated to be UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos versus Dutch striker Alistair Overeem. On April 4, 2012, Overeem failed his pre-fight drug test and tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone that exceeded a...

May 7, 2012 4:38 pm

Maquardt And Woodley Set To Throw Down For Strikeforce Title

Nate Marquardt is back in the good graces of the zuffa organization. Although not fighting back in the UFC, Marquardt will make his Strikeforce debut in the main event of the banner’s July event against top welterweight contender Tyron Woodley. The fight will be for the now vacant Strikeforce welterweight title. Nate Marquardt is coming...

May 1, 2012 8:47 am

State of Nevada Rebuts Nick Diaz Lawsuit | UFC NEWS

By Adam Conklin: Since his suspension following a positive drug test that showed cannabis metabolites in his blood, Nick Diaz has been in a legal battle with the state of Nevada to clear his name and eliminate, or at least shorten his one year suspension. Most recently, the state of Nevada answered back to a...

Apr 29, 2012 11:21 am

TUE and PED’s: A Growing Epidemic

By Jason Kindschy With the recent announcement that the California State Athletic Commission has amended its rulebook to allow exemptions for Medical Marijuana, and Testosterone Replacement Therapy, any fan of this sport has to be concerned with what this means for MMA. After watching Kenny Florian make his opinion clear on PED usage in this...

Apr 26, 2012 7:43 am

Dana White tells Jim Rome: “I know (Overeem) lied to me!” | UFC NEWS

By Chase Raymond: Yesterday (April 25th, 2012) the very busy Dana White went on the Jim Rome radio show and answered questions regarding the Alistair Overeem situation. It was a nice surprised to get some new information on a situation that Dana has been pretty closed lip about. It was in some ways most surprising...

Apr 23, 2012 7:05 am

Overeem Officially Withdraws From UFC 146 & Postpones NSAC Hearing | UFC NEWS

Authentic Sports Management today issued the following statement on behalf of UFC heavyweight athlete Alistair Overeem: “To my friends and fans, I am deeply saddened to announce that on Friday, April 20, I respectfully withdrew from the May 26 event so that I can request a continuance until my situation with the Nevada State Athletic...

Apr 19, 2012 8:24 am

Diaz Hearing Shelved Until Commission Sees Medical-Marijuana Card

By Mark Carrillo: The Nevada State Athletic Commission has put the Nick Diaz disciplinary hearing regarding his suspension for testing positive for marijuana metabolites on hold, at least until the fighter presents to the commission his medical-marijuana card. Diaz had tested positive after his fight with interim champ Carlos Condit at UFC 143. The NSAC...

Apr 12, 2012 2:44 pm

Analyzing Alistair Overeem's TRT Defense Possibilities

By Lynn Mitchell: Amidst all the controversy Alistair Overeem has drawn to himself these past two weeks he still remains tight lipped about the whole thing.  In the days following his failed test for T/E ratio (or elevated concentration of endogenous steroid)-the MMA fans rally to move Mark Hunt up to a title shot at Junior...

Apr 11, 2012 4:00 pm

Tito Ortiz: “If I have to do TRT, I'm done with the sport.”

By Dustin Moore: Tito Ortiz gave his two cents about Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) in a recent interview to www.fightersonlymag.com, stating that “If I have to do that kind of stuff, I’m done with the sport, I wont compete anymore because I want to be a natural athlete.” There has been a lot of controversy...

Apr 10, 2012 3:20 pm

Hash Tag Rally For Mark Hunt | Why You Should Join The Cause

By Chris Taylor: Trending alert! #RallyforMarkHunt Following last weeks ‘shocking’ or ‘not so shocking’ news that #1 contender Alistair Overeem had indeed failed a random drug test for his bout against current Heavyweight Champ Junior Dos Santos @ UFC 146; the MMA community has been busy debating possible replacements for the Championship bout. Frank Mir...

Apr 9, 2012 5:30 pm

PEDs in MMA: The Saga Continues

By Ryan Busuttil: Thiago Silva. Cris “Cyborg” Santos. “King Mo” Lawal. Alistair Overeem. A little over a year ago, the above four fighters were at or near the top of their respective weight classes. Santos and Overeem were world champions. Lawal was a former world champion and Silva was climbing his way up to a...

Apr 9, 2012 12:15 pm

Overeem Moving Forward As Planned | Applies For License To Fight Dos Santos

At this point in time we all know what is going on with the UFC 146 main event. Alistair Overeem failed a random drug screening for elevated levels of testosterone and as a result has put his shot at the UFC heavyweight title at risk. While the Overeem camp has still remained silent on the...

Apr 4, 2012 3:53 pm

With Overeem's Future In Limbo, Frank Mir Requests Title Shot, Wants JDS Fight

With the news today that Alistair Overeem failed his “A” sample pre-fight drug test for UFC 146, heavyweight contender Frank Mir has commented on the rumors swirling regarding the UFC’s next steps regarding UFC 146. “I would be excited if given the opportunity to compete for the UFC’s heavyweight title at UFC 146 if the...

Apr 4, 2012 3:31 pm

With No Plan B, UFC President Furious At Overeem For Failing Test

“I am beyond pissed about this. I’m so (expletive) mad right now I can’t even begin … The worst part is that he sat in front of us and lied to us. How (expletive) stupid do you have to be? Seriously dumb. Anybody who’s using (performance-enhancing drugs) right now is an absolute (expletive) moron. It’s...

Apr 4, 2012 10:30 am

After Soiled Past Dana White Open To Barnett’s UFC Return

“The way that Showtime wants to do it is when that fight finally happens, whoever wins it, they wanna do another fight on Showtime, so that guy would probably come to the UFC. We’ll see what happens, you know? Josh and I have been playing nice with each other for a little while, since he...