LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Athletic Commission today handed down a largely light punishment to retired UFC star Chael Sonnen.
Sonnen was suspended for two years with no fine. He is required to pay the costs of his drug testing program and for the costs (hotel, flight) of bringing in the NSAC laboratory expert. Sonnen also must work with the commission on educating other fighters under their jurisdiction. The commission meeting, which Bleacher Report attended in person, took place at the Grant more
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Thursday threw its full support behind the year-long suspension of Ali Bagautinov following his testing positive for EPO. more
UFC has issued an official statement on the heels of Ali Bagautinov's failed drug test, which was administered prior to his fight against Demetrious Johnson at UFC 174. Ali Bagautinov was suspended by the British Columbia Athletic Commission (BCAC) for testing positive for Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (EPO) following his loss to flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson on June 14, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, forbidding him from competing in the province for one year.
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Ali Bagautinov has failed yet another drug test, and the UFC has issued a statement.
Another random drug test, another failure. Flyweight contender Ali Bagautinov tested positive for EPO prior to his UFC 174 title bout against Demetrious Johnson, which led to the athletic commission suspending him for 1 year. UFC officials has since released a statement on the test failure: "UFC 174 competitor Ali Bagautinov has been suspended by the British Columbia Athletic Commission for testing positive for more
Weigh-ins for next week's "UFC Fight Night 45: Cerrone vs. Miller" are set for Tuesday, July 15, at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. As usual, the weigh-in event for the card will be free and open to the public with fighters hitting the scale at 4 p.m. ET. more
This Wednesday's UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is headlined by a lightweight clash between the Garden State's own Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone. This is a matchup with major title implications, therefore making it a pivotal scrap inside the Octagon at 155 pounds. Miller, the most recognizable face from Whippany, New Jersey's AMA Fight Club, enters the bout ranked as the No. 7 lightweight in the world, according to the UFC's official rankings. The 30-year-old was a dark-horse t more
Before every fight card, mixed martial arts (MMA) fans toggle between possible scenarios and what to expect days before it all unfolds in front of their eyes. Probable outcomes, distinguishable facts and head-scratching theories are all part of the mystique that surrounds the fights on any given night. We ask ourselves the same questions … and try to uncover different answers.
After some devastating news regarding the pay-per-view (PPV) schedule, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns this more
The UFC heads to New Jersey for UFN 45, bringing fight fans an excellent midweek card with fun fights throughout. Before the action begins, take a look at the special fighters and fights from the FOX Sports 1-televised event who have the potential to haul in one or more of UFC's new performance-based bonuses.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans are treated to a very solid mid-week Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) card when UFC Fight Night 45 airs live from from Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., more
Lightweights Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller face off in New Jersey for a shot to see who can rise above the gatekeeper status both men are far too good for. Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller Lightweight
Aren't these guys coming off losses? It feels like it. Both are top flight fighters in the division who have only quietly put together a win streak. Donald Cerrone is remembered more for his losses to Rafael dos Anjos and Anthony Pettis than his wins over Adriano Martins and Edson Barboza. Miller is r more