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
Nate Marquardt explains how the drug testing procedures currently in place for MMA isn't strict enough.
Following his headlining win over James Te Huna at UFC Fight Night: Auckland, Nate Marquardt was asked about hot button topics now including the TRT ban and the current state of PED testing. While some may argue he isn't the perfect man to address the topic because of his past troubles with the commission, Marquardt did bring up some very valid points about how the current procedures isn't as more
UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy is hoping to win the drug testing lottery. Booked to face Yoel Romero at UFC 178 Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Kennedy is campaigning to be part of the Nevada State Athleic Commision's (NSAC) enhanced, random drug-testing program.
"They randomly test three dudes and all three fail," Kennedy told ESPN's Brett Okomoto. "All in my weight class. All dudes I could potentially be fighting. I went from just being vocal about drug use, to saying to myself, ‘I have to make a more
First, it was Vitor Belfort's elevated levels of testosterone in February. Next came Wanderlei Silva's refusal to be tested in May. It all came to a climax only Shakespeare could pen when Chael Sonnen tested positive for human growth hormone, among a few other banned substances, in June—UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy had seen enough.
"They randomly test three dudes and all three fail," Kennedy first told ESPN's Brett Okamoto. "All in my weight class. All dudes I could potentially be fighting. I we more
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre hasn’t yet committed to returning to active competition in MMA, but if he does indeed stage a comeback, he hopes to face stiffer drug testing on his return.Filed under: News, UFC more
According to Georges St-Pierre, MMA needs Olympic style drug testing which should be done by "an independent organization that doesn't have affiliations with the money" of these promotions. more
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre believes mixed martial arts (MMA) should implement Olympic drug testing, but from an agency that is not influenced by the money or power of certain organizations. more
MMAWeekly.com on Saturday confirmed Chael Sonnen tested positive for prohibited substances at a second random drug test, including two banned substances that differ from those found in his first failed test. more
The main card of tonight's (Sat., June 28, 2014) UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens" event at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, kicked off with a lightweight battle pitting Joe Ellenberger against James Moontasri in their respective Octagon debuts.
Joe, of course, being the younger brother of Jake.
The action was fast and furious to start, both eager to impress in their first appearance on the big stage. Moontasri was throwing flying knees and landing hard shots. To his credit, Ellen more