Stephan Bonnar and Dave Herman failed their drug tests following their respective bouts at UFC 153 on Oct. 13 in Brazil. Now, each has been handed down his suspension by UFC officials.

Since Brazil does not have a sanctioning body to oversee mixed martial arts, the UFC policed itself at UFC 153, hiring a third party company to administer drug testing. UFC 153 was held at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

Bonnar test positive for steroids and received a one-year suspension earlier this week, although he has already indicated that he is retired and will not fight again.

Herman – who test positive for marijuana – did not receive his suspension until Thursday.

Herman has been suspended for “six months from the day of the fight and must undergo and participate in an approved rehabilitation program, and have a clean drug test when the suspension is over, UFC vice president of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner told MMAWeekly.com.

While the UFC is forced to police itself in jurisdictions without a commission, such as Brazil, they did take Herman’s case a step further than most athletic commissions. Most commissions would likely have suspended Herman, but not necessarily added the requirement that he attend an approved rehab program.

Herman will be eligible to return from suspension, granted he meets all of the necessary requirements, on April 13, 2013.

Both Bonnar and Herman’s suspensions were reported to the Association of Boxing Commissions for addition to the ABC’s database that tracks official suspensions.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all of your UFC news and updates.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Jon Jones Discusses UFC Retirement, Marijuana Usage, Hit-and-Run Incident, More

  • 28 days ago
  • 26 views

Jon Jones is hailed as a revolutionary force of the mixed martial arts world, but the Ultimate Fighting Championship star has proclaimed he "wanted to retire and quit" following recent struggles with read news >>

Ken Shamrock claims positive test caused by pituitary medication, asks for more time

  • 26 days ago
  • 13 views

UFC Hall of Famer and Bellator fighter Ken Shamrock told an investigator for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation his positive Bellator 149 drug test was caused by medications taken for a read news >>

Cummings wins; Perez, Taisumov, Stasiak get 1st Round victories

  • 25 days ago
  • 3 views

Zak Cummings handed Nicolas Dalby his first professional loss in the featured bout of the Fight Night Zagreb prelims, while Alejandro Perez, Mairbek Taisumov and Damian Stasiak all got first round vi read news >>

5th annual UFC International Fight Week includes historic UFC 200 and largest UFC Fan Expo ever

  • 16 days ago
  • 0 views

Ticket information and more details on UFC International Fight Week, which will also feature three events in three nights, headlined by the landmark UFC 200: DIAZ vs. McGREGOR 2 on Saturday, July 9 a read news >>

Unlike UFC 151, White says Jon Jones overruled coaches to stay on UFC 197

  • 15 days ago
  • 22 views

UFC President Dana White doesn’t seem entirely positive Jon Jones would have fought replacement opponent Ovince Saint Preux on Saturday at UFC 197 if his coaching staff had a final say in the matter. read news >>

Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs. Henderson Video Preview

  • 13 days ago
  • 23 views

Take a look at three pivotal fights from Friday's Bellator 153, which includes welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov putting his belt up against Benson Henderson. read news >>

Video: Chael Sonnen on post-suspension plans, Jones vs. Saint Preux, CM Punk in MMA

  • 12 days ago
  • 38 views

MMAjunkie caught up with former fighter and current MMA broadcaster Chael Sonnen earlier this month at WrestleMania 32 in Dallas to discuss some current MMA events, including tonight’s UFC 197 headli read news >>

Twitter reacts to Barboza's victory over former UFC champ Pettis at UFC 197

  • 11 days ago
  • 28 views

Edson Barboza handed former UFC champ Anthony Pettis his third consecutive loss on Saturday when he bested his fellow striking sensation in a pivotal lightweight bout at UFC 197 on Saturday in Las Ve read news >>

Jon Jones Injury Update: UFC Star Reportedly May Face 6-Month Medical Suspension

  • 8 days ago
  • 67 views

MMA fighter Jon Jones is reportedly facing a possible six-month medical suspension and needs an X-ray on his left foot. According to MMAFighting.com, Jones was one of 10 fighters who received potenti read news >>