Archive: suspension

Feb 19, 2015 5:00 am

CSAC Reduces Rob Emerson’s Suspension

The California State Athletic Commission has reduced Rob Emerson’s suspension from 270 days to just 5 months. The Bellator Bantamweight standout reported the news to BJPENN.com just hours ago: “Well they (CSAC) dropped the suspension down to 5 months instead of the original 9, which will allow me to fight after the end of this...

Nov 17, 2014 4:39 pm

Johnson on suspension being lifted: “I couldn’t do anything but cry”

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson found himself suspended indefinitely by the UFC after domestic violence allegations from his ex-wife. Recently however, the UFC’s investigation turned up that Johnson was innocent, which he maintained throughout the entire process, and ‘Rumble’ was reinstated. Not only that, he was quickly signed to fight Alexander Gustafsson...

Oct 25, 2014 5:03 am

UFC Exec: ‘We did the best we could in Cung Le Situation’

Still reeling from the blowback of suspending Cung Le for a year, and then un-suspending him, the UFC has been put on the defensive when it comes to defending themselves. UFC senior executive vice president and chief operating officer Lawrence Epstein stated in an interview with the LA Times that he wasn’t happy with the...

Oct 24, 2014 4:55 pm

Bisping Not Sold On Cung Le’s Innocence

After Michael Bisping and Cung Le fought at UFC Macau, it was revealed Le tested positive for HGH, and was subsequently suspended for 12 months. Then Le’s camp began questioning the UFC’s testing procedures, and the questioning if they were up to par with WADA standards. The UFC ultimately ended up lifting Le’s suspension, but...

Sep 26, 2014 8:39 am

Dana White Doesn’t Guarantee Rumble’s Return To UFC

After UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson’s girlfriend accused him of allegedly appearing at her place of work back in March and lifting her by the shirt from her chair, the UFC suspended Johnson indefinitely pending an investigation. Earlier today we reported that Jonson’s ex-girlfriend would not be pressing charges against Rumble, leaving most people to...

Jul 29, 2014 4:26 pm

Wanderlei Silva Believes Chael Sonnen Will Be Back

After an abrupt end to his UFC career, Chael Sonnen scheduled to fight Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 next month. After a hearing with the NSAC Sonnen was suspended for two years from MMA, leaving many fans to speculate whether or not he will fight in the UFC once his suspension is up. His opponent...

Jul 3, 2014 5:07 am

Bigfoot Wants One More Fight Before Removing Tumor

Antonio Bigfoot Silva spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about his suspension which is lifted in September, and how he wants a fight before 2014 is over, and after that he plans on undergoing surgery to remove a tumor on his pituitary gland. “I need to do this surgery. I need to correct...

Jun 20, 2014 4:55 am

New Mexico Commission Suspends Jason High For Pushing Ref

  Note to fighters: when the fight is over it’s best just to go back to your corner and A. Celebrate B. Pretend like you won a decision (who knows, you might actually win) C. Put your hands on your hips and shake your head in disappointment. So which one did former UFC lightweight Jason...

Jun 18, 2014 5:07 am

Watch Wanderlei Admit To Evading NSAC, Sonnen Get Suspended

Earlier today the NSAC held a meeting for Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. During the course of the meeting Wanderlei admitted to taking two banned substances, as well as evading the sample collector sent by the commission. During Sonnen’s portion of the hearing Sonnen was hit with a routine temporary suspension until a future hearing....

Nov 12, 2013 8:19 am

Rony Jason suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct following Fight Night 32 incident

By Evan Stoumbelis TUF: Brazil winner Rony ‘Jason’ Mariano picked up the first loss of his career last Saturday to Jeremy Stephens. However it was what happened after the fight that put Rony in the media spotlight. After the fight, a devastated Rony smashed a door with his elbow in the locker room which required...

Jun 22, 2013 9:55 am

Carina Damm suspended six months for submitting false urine sample

Carina “Barbie” Damm was the first woman in mixed martial arts to be suspended for testing positive for steroids, which happened in 2008. Damm is in hot water again. She has been fined and suspended for six months by the Ohio Athletic Commission. Damm submitted an invalid urine sample prior to her fight against Jessica...

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...