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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Less than 24 hours after it was revealed by the British Columbia Athletic Commission that Ali Bagautinov had tested positive for a banned substance prior to his bout against Demetrious Johnson at UFC 174, Ultimate Fighting Championship has revealed its stance. more
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
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
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
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
His punishment is expected to be handed down later this month. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight number one contender, Chael Sonnen, had 20 days to respond to the formal complaint filed by the Nevada attorney general (read it), who is seeking damages in the wake of the "Gangster's" failed drug tests.
Not only has he responded, but Sonnen is also prepared to "accept responsibility" for his actions.
From his attorney Jeff Meyer (via MMA Fighting): "Mr. Sonnen does not disput more
A heavyweight matchup between Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell is the latest addition to September’s UFC Fight Night 50 event.Filed under: News, UFC more
A heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell has been scheduled for UFC Fight Night Connecticut on Sept. 5, officials confirmed on Wednesday evening. more