Robert Drysdale finally makes his UFC debut on Sunday night, and he decided to open up about his controversial start in the promotion in 2013.
Drysdale, a jiu-jitsu world champion and ADCC openweight champion, was set to make his promotional debut at UFC 167, but was removed from a light heavyweight bout with Cody Donovan after failing a Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) mandated out-of-competition drug test.
Ironically, Drysdale was never suspended by the commission or punished by the UFC for te more
Chael Sonnen was popped for HGH and EPO, what are the possible implications of this for Mixed Martial Arts?
Chael Sonnen failed two drug tests in a span of a few weeks, with the second having him test positive for HGH and EPO. Although he has recently retired, this PED use has led to him being let go from his Fox broadcasting duties, a firing which Dana White says to have been a tough call to make.
So what does this test mean for Chael and for the sport in general? Well for one, Metamoris doesn' more
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is moving forward with its actions against retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen. According to a report from MMAJunkie.com, the UFC's home governing body is waiting to find out if the former light heavyweight and middleweight contender will appeal its ruling.
The NSAC sent Sonnen its complaint on June 27. Per the commission's regulations, Sonnen has up to 20 days (which, in this case, would be up until July 17) to respond. From there, he would either accept more
But to be fair, he's willing to jump through the same hoops if it means "setting an example."
Hello, Mr. Aguilar? I have Tim Kennedy on line one ...
Streaking Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Tim Kennedy will ask the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to drug test his next opponent, Yoel Romero, prior to their "Sin City" showdown in September (details).
Not that he's accusing Romero of being dirty, he just wants to help set an example for the sport. @YoelRomeroMMA more
Chael Sonnen has officially responded to the Nevada Athletic Commission's amended complaint against him.
According to the complaint, which was first obtained by MMAJunkie.com, Sonnen faces a fine of up to $250,000, the suspension of his license, the requirement to provide a clean drug test should he apply for a license again and expenses related to the complaint after recently failing a second drug test for four banned substances.
On Tuesday, Sonnen's lawyer Jeff Meyer submitted his client's for more
Hey look, some news about UFC drug testing ... that isn't bad.
UFC Fight Night 43 drug test results are in from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which today (July 9, 2014) confirmed that select mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters tested for illegal/banned substances following the "Te Huna vs. Marquardt" fight card last month in New Zealand have all passed with flying colors.
Results from those battery of tests, which include performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) such as steroids and drugs of abu more
Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen has responded to the Nevada Athletic Commission, accepting responsibility after testing positive on two random drug tests and waived his right to a hearing. more
Ali Bagautinov tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO), a banned substance, prior to his June 14 bout with flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 174 in Vancouver. 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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