Archive: robert drysdale

Oct 27, 2014 2:58 pm

Robert Drysdale Suspended One Year Following Second Failed Drug Test

Robert Drysdale failed a drug test before he even fought a bout with the UFC. That incident happened back in 2013, the bout was scrapped and Drysdale’s highly anticipated debut was put on hold. In July of this year Drysdale successfully made his UFC debut at the TUF 19 finale, where he defeated Keith Berish...

Aug 21, 2014 7:02 pm

Nevada State Athletic Commission Suspends Two UFC Fighters For Failed Drug Tests

Robert Drysdale and Kevin Casey (pictured) were both suspended this afternoon, during today’s Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing. The two UFC fighters recently failed drug tests for banned substances during competition. Both men fought, and won, during the UFC’s International fight week earlier this year, Casey by way of knockout at UFC 175, and Drysdale...

Aug 4, 2014 8:55 am

Bisping Slams Drysdale: He Can “Kiss My A$$”

UFC middleweight Michael Bisping has never been one to bite his tongue when something is bothering him, and today Robert Drysdale was on the wrong end of things, and rightfully so. After failing a pre-fight drug test in 2013 prior to his UFC debut, Drysdale was bumped from the card. After saying he didn’t need...

Jul 31, 2014 2:44 pm

Kevin Casey Fesses Up, Apologizes For Steroid Flunk

  In the latest round of failed UFC drug tests, Kevin Casey and Robert Drysdale got popped by the NSAC following their participation in the UFC’s annual International Fight Week in Vegas. The Ultimate Fighter Veteran, Kevin Casey, who failed his NSAC drug screening for steroids, is taking the high road, and on the heels...


Jul 31, 2014 6:35 am

UFC Officials Issue Statement Regarding Most Recent Fighter Drug Test Failures

“The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that UFC middleweight Kevin Casey (pictured) and light heavyweight Robert Drysdale failed drug tests following their fights at UFC 175 and The Ultimate Fighter Finale, respectively. Casey tested positive for drostanolone and Drysdale was flagged for an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio. Both fighters have been...

Jul 30, 2014 2:53 pm

Two More UFC Fighters Popped For Illegal Performance Enhancers

The UFC’s performance enhancing drug issue, is near train-wreck proportions. With a record number of testing failures in 2014, many are wondering how deep-rooted this problem actually is. In the latest development coming out of Nevada, two new fighters, who took part in the UFC’s international fight week over July 4 weekend, have been tested...

Jul 7, 2014 3:41 pm

Berish Tears ACL And MCL In Submission Loss To Drysdale

Keith Berish was in the midst of making his UFC debut this past Sunday against Jiu-Jitsu ace Robert Drysdale when Berish blew out his knee while Drysdale had his back. Berish explained what happened on the UnderGround saying: From: Lionkillerbjj So I fought Drysdale yesterday afternoon, and the fight was going not too bad. Felt...

Jul 6, 2014 7:23 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Gordon KOs Lima in Round 1, Earns UFC Contract

Eddie Gordon’s nickname “The Truck” is fitting. His truck of an overhand right won him a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship tonight. Gordon backed Lima up against the fence and landed a devastating, loud overhand right. If it wasn’t for the fence holding Lima up, he would have fallen straight to the mat. With...

Jul 6, 2014 6:53 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Lewis Knocks Inocente Out in Round 1

Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis has scary power. Lewis caught a leg kick and turned it into a takedown. As he was towering over Inocente, he tried to land a diving shot but he met nothing but canvas. From Inocente’s half-guard, Lewis blasted him with three right hands. Inocente became limper with every shot Lewis...

Jul 6, 2014 6:33 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Ortiz Picks Up Decision Win Over Scoggins

Dustin Ortiz and Justin Scoggins lived up to the reputation of flyweights in the octagon; They go as hard in round three as they do in round one! Dustin Ortiz found success early with takedowns and utilized them to gain some momentum. He almost walked into an armbar but he powered through it and escaped...

Jul 6, 2014 5:54 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Lee Outlasts Ronson and Earns Decision Win

This bout may not have lived up to the expectations it had as the main-event of the preliminaries, but it was a great display of each man neutralizing their opponent’s offense. Jesse Ronson found his range early and was able to land a couple lead uppercuts before Kevin Lee adapted to it. Since Lee adjusted,...

Jul 6, 2014 5:21 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Issa Traps Tuerxun in an Armbar, Gets Win in Round 3

Leandro Issa may have broken the rules in the second round, but he almost broke his opponent’s arm in the third. After a successful first round, Issa took two steps backward in the second when he grabbed the fence to complete a sweep on Tuerxun. Referee Mario Yamasaki paused the fight and stood both individuals...

Jul 6, 2014 4:44 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Martins Brutally KOs Puig in First Round

Adriano Martins is a BJJ specialist, but he just dished out one of the best knockouts of the weekend. Martins had no problem getting within striking distance of Puig. As Puig was stepping in for a strike, Martins countered with a short right hook that sent Puig crashing to the mat. Puig was out cold...

Jul 6, 2014 4:23 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Walsh Smothers Spohn, Picks Up Decision Win

Both light heavyweights were contestants on “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 19 and had a chance to prove themselves to Dana White tonight. Daniel Spohn proved that he is not great off his back and Patrick Walsh proved he is great at controlling his opponent while on top. Walsh dominated this fight by smothering Spohn with...

Jul 6, 2014 3:58 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Moras Beats Dufresne by way of Unanimous Decision

This bout was all about mat-work. Alexis Dufresne was content with taking the fight to the ground and had almost triple the top-control time her opponent did. Moras was active off of her back and kept working for better positioning while Dufresne was contempt with laying on top of her. Dufresne performed well in the...

Jul 6, 2014 3:16 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Drysdale Forces Berish to Submit In Round 1

We kicked off the night with a quick submission win from Robert Drysdale. Keith Berish submitted while in a rear naked choke, but it was likely a leg injury that forced him to tap. Drysdale was hanging onto a standing Berish like a backpack with a body triangle while working for a rear naked choke....

Jul 6, 2014 12:46 pm

“TUF 19 Finale: Penn vs. Edgar 3” Live Results

For the second day in a row, the Mandalay Bay Events Center will play host to the UFC! Tonight we see “The Prodigy” BJ Penn in action against “The Answer” Frankie Edgar for the third time. This will be their first bout against each other at featherweight. We will also see the culmination of the...

Jul 2, 2014 3:05 pm

Robert Drysdale Explains Drug Test Failure

Robert Drysdale, a Jiu-Jitsu world champion, was set to make his UFC debut at UFC 167 against Cody Donovan. Before the fight could happen however, Drysdale failed a drug test with a 19.4-to-1 Testosterone to Epitestosterone level, over three times the limit allowed by the commission at the time. Now Drysdale will face Keith Berish...

Jun 5, 2014 12:40 pm

Robert Drysdale To Make UFC Debut At ‘TUF 19 Finale: Penn vs. Edgar’

Next month, the ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Finale event goes down from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. In new news, sources close to the situation have confirmed that Robert Drysdale will make his long-awaited Octagon Debut at the event against fellow UFC newcomer, Keith Berish. The ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar...

Nov 5, 2013 8:06 am

Despite TRT Issues Drysdale To Still Make UFC Debut

  Despite a bothersome setback in the form of elevated testosterone, it appears as though Robert Drysdale’s UFC debut is still on tap for the future. The renown Brasa Jiu-Jitsu representative has garnered quite the reputation through his skills on the mats and has looked to do the same in the octagon, that is until...

Oct 29, 2013 11:03 am

Robert Drysdale Denied a License to Fight at UFC 167 Due To Elevated Testosterone Levels

It seems that Robert Drysdale’s much-anticipated UFC debut will again have to wait. The former jiu-jitsu world champion Drysdale was set to fight Cody Donovan on the Nov. 16 UFC 167 card, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission has denied him a license to fight. Drysdale took an out-of-competition drug test, and was flagged for...

Oct 4, 2013 8:47 am

Robert Drysdale vs. Cody Donovan official for UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Late Thursday evening, UFC officials announced that recently signed light heavyweight grappler Robert Drysdale (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his octagon debut at UFC 167 in Las Vegas when he takes on Cody Donovan (8-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Drysdale was expected to make his octagon debut at August’s UFC 163 event in Brazil agaisnt Ednaldo Oliveira,...

Jul 18, 2013 9:48 am

With Robert Drysdale Out, UFC Newcomer Francimar Barroso Faces Ednaldo Oliveira

Jiu-jitsu ace and UFC newcomer Robert Drysdale was recently forced out of his UFC 163 bout with Ednaldo Oliveira (13-1-1, 1 NC) with a staph infection. Now, his former opponent, Ednaldo Oliveira, has been given a new challenger to face on August 3rd. That new challenger, like Drysdale, is also promotional newcomer as Francimar Barroso (15-3)...

Jul 17, 2013 11:41 am

Report: Drysdale Out Of UFC Debut With Staph

Undefeated MMA prospect and three-time world BJJ and ADCC submission grappling champion, Robert Drysdale, is reportedly out of his scheduled UFC debut against Ednaldo Oliveria due to a staph infection. While the UFC has yet to make an official announcement, the Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting it as fact. Drysdale and Oliveria were scheduled...

Jun 13, 2013 3:46 pm

Robert Drysdale Says He Has No Respect for Anderson Silva

In an interview conducted by Pro MMA Now and transcribed by MMAMania.com, UFC light-heavyweight, Robert Drysdale stated some serious discourse for UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva: “I don’t know the guy, to be honest. I don’t know where his animosity toward me comes from. I don’t think about it very much, I don’t care. I...