Archive: drug testing

Nov 28, 2014 5:35 pm

Ben Rothwell On Drug Testing Problems And Beating TRT

At this time last year, UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell was undergoing what he now calls the “lowest point” of his career. The veteran heavyweight was using testosterone replacement therapy at the time, which had been prescribed to him by his doctors. After defeating Brandon Vera in dramatic fashion at UFC 164 in August of 2013,...

Oct 24, 2014 12:32 pm

Vitor Belfort Hasn’t Been Tested By Nevada Since Last Hearing

Despite the ramped up drug testing in the last few months, it turns out Vitor Belfort hasn’t been drug tested by the NSAC since his hearing in July, where the commission agreed to license Belfort to fight Chris Weidman. The failed drug test earlier this summer was the second Belfort’s career, leaving many to wonder...

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...

Aug 28, 2014 5:06 am

UFC To Implement Random Blood And Urine Testing In Next Several Months

The end goal is unannounced, year-round blood and urine tests on the UFC’s stable of approximately 500 athletes using an independent sample collector. “We are meeting with different companies right now and we’re going to have out-of-competition testing,” Ratner told ESPN.com. “We’re not sure when it’s going to start, but we’re working on it right...


Jul 15, 2014 4:53 pm

Urijah Faber Wants Lie Detector Tests For Fighters

Urijah Faber spoke with BloodyElbow.com recently about a number of topics, and one of the ones that stuck in many people’s minds was when Faber stated that he would like to see lie detector tests issued with drug tests within the UFC. I think it’s great that they’re doing so much testing now. I’ve been...

Apr 5, 2014 11:58 am

NSAC Chairman Speaks About Random Drug Testing

  The chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Francisco Aguilar, recently spoke with Bloodyelbow about the state of random drug testing. “If you look at the last nine months, the progression we’ve made in our drug testing program has been substantial. But, are we to a point where we are comfortable? No. There’s a...

Mar 19, 2014 7:05 pm

‘Cyborg’ Passes Random NSAC Test Prior to Title Fight

As far as 2014 goes, so far so good for Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino. A week before her title bout for Lion Fight, Justino has passed a random drug test requested by Nevada’s boxing commission, MMA Junkie is reporting. “Cyborg,” the current Invicta featherweight champ, was screened for performance-enhancers and diuretics, Nevada State Athletic Commission chairman...

Feb 6, 2014 5:58 am

Jessica Eye And The UFC Release Statement On Failed Drug Test

For the first time in UFC history, a female combatant has been suspended for use of a banned substance. Just a probationary suspension, Eye will still be able to compete against Alexis Davis at UFC 170. Here’s what the UFC said: “The UFC received word of the fully probated suspension and fine issued to Jessica...

Feb 3, 2014 5:04 pm

Jessica Eye’s UFC 166 Win Overturned Due To Drug Test Failure

Jessica Eye’s UFC 166 split-decision win over Sarah Kaufman in Houston has been changed to a no-decision, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. While it’s still unclear as to which illegal substance Jessica tested positive for,  BJPENN.COM has learned of an administrative order from Jan. 22, which states that Eye “tested positive for...

Nov 6, 2012 8:47 am

Rory MacDonald “Annoyed” With VADA Testing | UFC NEWS

“It already started. My first test was last week.” … I got a random knock on the door. They did the test. So from here to the fight, it’s just random testing.” “It’s pretty annoying. I don’t like getting woken up in the morning. It threw my routine off. I didn’t expect it. I forget...

Oct 20, 2012 10:15 am

Shane Carwin Declines VADA Enrollment | UFC NEWS

“The Ultimate Fighter” coaches have taped their season and put their focus in the training room as they prepare for their upcoming heavyweight clash. Roy Nelson, has enlisted in the VADA testing program and, it appears up until this point, has been lobbying for his opponent to do the same. According to a twitter posting...