Archive: PEDs

Nov 19, 2014 3:46 pm

Diaz: GSP’s stance on PEDs “Sounds like old Lance Armstrong”

Since his indefinite leave of absence from the sport, GSP has taken a firm stance against PEDs, something that reminds Stockton bad-boy Nick Diaz of Lance Armstrong’s stance against PEDs prior to being popped for them. GSP has done everything possible to be transparent about his drug testing results, even posting photos of the results,...

Oct 27, 2014 4:41 pm

NSAC Seeking Harsher Penalties For Fighters Who Fail Drug Tests

The Nevada State Athletic Commission is currently seeking harsher punishments for fighters who fail drug tests. This comes on the heels of Robert Drysdale being suspended for a year following his 2nd failed drug test (Read that HERE). Earlier this year Wanderlei Silva received a lifetime ban after fleeing an NSAC official who was attempting...

Oct 27, 2014 4:26 pm

Bisping Doesn’t Dwell On Losses To Fighters On PEDs

Michael Bisping is a veteran in the UFC, with 21 UFC fights in 31 professional career fights. Several of Bisping’s losses however come at the hands of fighters who were on TRT, and even tested positive for PEDs. With Bisping being on the cusp of a title shot several times throughout his career, many fans...

Oct 24, 2014 1:23 pm

QUICK TWITT: Weidman Reacts To Belfort’s Lack Of Testing

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman isn’t thrilled to hear that his opponent Vitor Belfort hasn’t been tested once since his hearing with the NSAC on July 27th. He took to Twitter to express his frustration. http://t.co/Rugr7fztGI wow!Thought he's been getting tested countless times. Hasn't been tested once since fight announcement 3 months ago!? — Chris...


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...

Oct 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Hallmann Blames Commission For Failed Blood Test, Commission Says He Failed For Urine

Yesterday Piotr Hallmann took shots at the Brazilian Athletic Commission, saying their poor testing procedures, and mishandling of his blood sample led to his drug test appearing as positive (Read about that HERE), however today the Commission fired back, saying he failed his urine sample, making his argument next to irrelevant. The commission spoke to...

Oct 6, 2014 3:59 pm

UFC Stands Behind Year Long Suspension Of Le

Earlier this month it was announced that Cung Le had been popped for Hgh after his bout with Michael Bisping at UFC Macau, which he lost. Due to the UFC traveling internationally, they acted as their own commission for the event, and as a result, suspended Le for a year, instead of the standard 9-month...

Oct 6, 2014 3:44 pm

Piotr Hallman Fails Drug Test, Suspended 9 Months

UFC Fight Night 51 ‘Fight of the Night’ participant Piotr Hallman has been popped for performance enhancing drugs, and subsequently suspended for 9 months. The Brazilian Athletic Commission announced the failure of the drug test today. All athletes from the card were tested for anti-doping control upon arrival at Nilson Nelson Arena to detect anabolic...

Sep 27, 2014 9:13 am

Sonnen Forgives Wanderlei

Chael Sonnen has officially retired from MMA, and after a match against Andre Galvao in Metamoris, Sonnen is preparing to step into the booth to call the Battlegrounds fights on October 3rd. Prior to a pair of failed drug tests that led to his retirement, Sonnen was scheduled to fight Wanderlei Silva, who also failed...

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...

Aug 11, 2014 8:29 am

Bocek: ‘You Deserve To Lose If You’re Not On PEDs’

Recently retired Mark Bocek is taking quite the opposite stance on PEDs from most of his peers. While Bocek retired because he didn’t want to do PEDs, he says that without them, one deserves to lose. His words: “I’m a realistic person, and I look at it like I could do all the PEDs on...

Aug 4, 2014 10:50 am

Kennedy Slams Belfort: ‘90% Chance Broken Steroid Addict Doesn’t Fight Weidman’

Tim Kennedy has done it again. This time he took aim at Vitor Belfort and fired off some extremely harsh comments about Belfort’s colorful past that includes two failed drug tests. Belfort recently got licensed to fight Chris Weidman for the middleweight title in December, but it will be his first bout off TRT. Kennedy...

Aug 4, 2014 7:56 am

Bisping Believes Losses To Belfort, Sonnen And Silva Weren’t Clean

Michael Bisping has always been on the cusp of a title shot, but has never been able to win that one more fight and separate himself from the pack to earn a title shot. Bisping, who has hop scotched wins and losses going back to his win over Jason Mayhem Miller in 2011 is currently...

Jul 22, 2014 8:16 am

Chael Sonnen’s NSAC Hearing To Be Aired On UFC Fight Pass

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen retired from MMA competition last month after it was revealed that he tested positive for multiple banned substances during his transition off of TRT. As a result he had a routine hearing with the NSAC and was suspended until the formal hearing, which takes place Wednesday at 10am PT....

Jul 21, 2014 2:26 pm

Kennedy Slams Belfort, Says He’s Injecting Anything He Wants

UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy slammed Vitor Belfort today on Submission Radio, and talked about how Vitor is essentially “injecting anything he wants, and loving it.” Kennedy called out Belfort recently and wanted a fight with ‘The Phenom’ however matchmaker Erick Silva had other plans, and set up a fight between Kennedy and Yoel Romero. Now...

Jul 16, 2014 5:02 am

McGregor Slams PED Users: Take What You Want, I’ll Still Whoop Your A**

Conor McGregor is never at a loss for words, and leading up to his UFC Fight Night Dublin fight against Diego Brandao this Saturday he decided to focus his attention at PED users. McGregor spoke with MMAJunkie saying: “I don’t really care about that stupid s–t,” McGregor told MMAjunkie when asked about his stance on...

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...

Jul 3, 2014 3:40 pm

Rousey Calls For Harsher Penalties For PED Abusers

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke to media members during a pre-fight media scrum for UFC 175 this Saturday. As it usually does with MMA related topics, the talk shifted to PED’s and failed drug tests. Rousey took a strong stand against them, noting the penalties are much harsher for Olympic athletes.

Jul 3, 2014 2:35 pm

Marquardt Discusses Holes In Drug Testing Procedure

Fresh off his win over James Te Huna last month, Nate Marquardt spoke with MMAKanvas to discuss the UFC’s recent ban on TRT as well as the increased random drug testing that saw Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva in quite a bit of trouble with the NSAC. “I think (the TRT ban is) great because...

Apr 9, 2014 11:28 am

Random Drug Testing In The UFC Is Here – Fertitta Discusses

By Evan Stoumbelis One of the most popular topics among fight fans and fighters alike, random drug testing for fighters. Former welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre has made his viewpoint very clear, he wants random drug testing for fighters. On the heels of Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira’s random drug test, Sports Illustrated writer Jeff...

Mar 28, 2014 7:53 pm

VADA Responds To Fertitta’s Comments

By Evan Stoumbelis The Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) has responded to UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta’s comments regarding the potential for a third-party, in this case VADA, to test fighters year round. Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is a very adamant supporter of third party testing. While training for his bout with Johny Hendricks Georges underwent...

Apr 5, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | TJ Grant On Moving To 155, TRT, Weed & More | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Wednesday night, UFC lightweight fighter, TJ Grant, spoke with BJPenn.com Radio in the midst of his training for a May 25 fight against former title-contender, Gray Maynard.  For Grant (20-5), this will be his fifth fight at 155 lbs, a weight-class in which he has found enormous success.  He is 4-0 at lightweight, with one...

Mar 25, 2013 10:08 am

Cain Velasquez Says His Body Proves He’s An All Natural Fighter | UFC NEWS

  With the UFC’s recent cut of heavyweight fighter, Lavar Johnson, who failed his UFC 157 post-fight drug test with testosterone levels consistent with steroid use, the Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) debates have opened once again.  In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, denounced PED’s and...

Feb 26, 2013 9:02 pm

Matt Riddle Released By UFC for Again Testing Positive for Marijuana

News broke late Tuesday night that welterweight Matt Riddle (8-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) has been released by the UFC for testing positive for marijuana in a post-fight drug test following his recent performance on the UFC on FUEL 7 card. Riddle defeated Che Mills (15-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in that contest but later popped positive...

Jan 11, 2013 10:27 am

Palhares / Beltran Fail UFC on FX 6 Drug Tests | UFC NEWS

UFC officials released a statement yesterday regarding the positive test results of Joey Beltran and Rousimar Palhares. The statement reads: “Rousimar Palhares tested positive for elevated testosterone and Joey Beltran tested positive for nandrolone, following their respective bouts at UFC on FX 6 in Australia. The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the...

Dec 28, 2012 10:51 am

Dana White Slams Victor Conte and PED’s | MMA News

  With all the talk on performance enhancing drugs and the testing of said PED’s in the highlight of our sport, UFC president Dana White, along with the rest of the organization, have their hands full in keeping their sport as clean and fair as possible. With that said, White is shown here in an...