Recent UFC flyweight title challenger Ali Bagautinov has been suspended for a year after he failed his UFC 174 pre-fight drug test, becoming the latest fighter to test positive for EPO.
Big news coming in today from the British Columbia Athletic Commission, who oversaw UFC 174 in Vancouver last month. Flyweight contender Ali Bagautinov, who fought in the night's main event and lost to champion Demetrious Johnson, tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) prior to fight night. The BCAC tested Baga more
Recent flyweight title challenger Ali Bagautinov has been suspended for one year after testing positive for Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (EPO) in a June 2nd out-of-competition drug test prior to his championship fight against Demetrious Johnson at UFC 174, British Columbia athletic commissioner Dave Maedel revealed on Thursday.
EPO, one of the four banned substances recently found in Chael Sonnen's system, is typically used as a method to increase athlete stamina and endurance, and is genera 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
Anthony Pettis will defend his UFC lightweight title December 6 against top contender Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181.
The fight will be Pettis' first title defense. For that matter, it's the first bout of any kind for "Showtime" since he won the belt from Benson Henderson last August at UFC 164.
Pettis himself broke the news Monday while a guest on The MMA Hour broadcast with host Ariel Helwani. "December 6 is going to be the date of my next fight; it'll be out here in Vegas," Pettis said. "I got w more
Anthony Pettis will return to the octagon to defend his UFC lightweight title against Gilbert Melendez in December.
Anthony Pettis will return to UFC action this December on what could be a massive card.
The UFC lightweight champion announced on yesterday's edition of The MMA Hour that he will be facing Gilbert Melendez on December 6 in Las Vegas. That event, which appears as though it will be UFC 181, still doesn't have a venue set as of now.
However, the December 6 date is also the event that more
UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Alexi Davis spoke with members of the media in a pre-fight scrum, where she discussed a variety of topics, including Judo vs Jiu-Jitsu, as well as who she would want to walk her out to the cage. more
Former world title challenger Sara McMann returns to the Octagon on August 16 to face unbeaten newcomer Lauren Murphy in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night in Bangor, Maine. more
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fan Q&A -- which usually precedes the promotion's weigh in events -- was instead moved to Saturday (July 5, 2014) to be one of the featured attractions at the UFC Fan Expo (more on that here). But for those mixed martial arts (MMA) fans not in "Sin City" for the UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida" pay-per-view (PPV) event (details), you can still watch Q&A hosts (and FOX Sports 1 broadcasters) Jon Anik and Kenny Florian, as they take the floor inside the Manda more
Looks like the UFC may have a new title challenger in the making with the signing of hot prospect and former boxing champion Holly Holm.
I said recently that the UFC could not be satisfied with their current efforts to find top talent in the bantamweight division. They needed to reach out and sign any and every name available. Picking up solid vets as cheaply as possible, or young talent coming up through the ranks wasn't going to help them promote one of the most marketable stars in the sport r more