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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Recent flyweight title challenger Ali Bagautinov failed a random drug test prior to his UFC 174 championship bout with Demetrious Johnson, a fight which took place on June 14, and needless to say, UFC President Dana White isn't happy about it. White was succinct in addressing the situation when he made a comment to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports.
"I'm beyond disappointed," White said about Bagautinov's positive test. "We're not paying lip service to this. We're trying to clean this up. It's hurting more
Chael Sonnen tested positive for four banned substances earlier this month in a second random drug test administered by the Nevada Athletic Commission.Sonnen, who recently announced his retirement from MMA, was asked to take a blood and urine test on June 5 in Portland, Ore., by the NAC because at the time he was scheduled to fight at UFC 175 on July 5 in Las Vegas. The commission learned earlier this week that Sonnen failed those tests due to the presence of human growth hormone (HGH), recombin more
The UFC on Saturday issued a statement on Chael Sonnen's second positive drug test, which included performance enhancers EPO and human growth hormone. more
The decision to terminate Chael Sonnen's broadcasting services agreement was a simple one to UFC president Dana White, but it wasn't an easy one. 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
Not long after the announcement of a broadcast partnership between Invicta FC and UFC Fight Pass, UFC President Dana White suggested that the marriage between the two entities was only the beginning in regards to bringing unique content to Zuffa's digital subscription service.
"You might see a lot of combat sports and other things," White said at the time. "We're out doing a number of deals, including non-MMA. There's tons of potential."
Since then, two high-profile UFC veterans have become surp more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is on location in Hong Kong, China, to promote the upcoming UFC Fight Night 48: "Bisping vs. Le" event on Aug. 23, 2014 in Macau (see Bisping and Le staredown here). White spent a few minutes with MMA Asia to discuss Hector Lombard's injury, the release of Brandon Vera, a potential Octagon return for Nick Diaz and much more. Check it out in the video above and for more on UFC Fight Night 48 click here. more
In an extensive interview from Hong Kong, Dana White discusses several topics including his bucket list of destinations he wants to go to, Metamoris possibly being on Fight Pass, and the UFC's plans for Asia. more