UFC 81 Fighters Pass Drug Tests


Frank Mir and Brock LesnarAll the UFC 81 fighters who underwent drug tests administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission have passed their tests, according to the NSAC.

Executive director Keith Kizer today released the results to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

UFC 81 took place Feb. 2 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event featured Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s third-round submission of Tim Sylvia to win the UFC’s interim heavyweight title, and Frank Mir spoiled Brock Lesnar’s UFC debut with a first-round submission.

All four fighters were tested for drugs of abuse (such as marijuana and cocaine), as well as anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancers.

Other UFC 81 fighters who were tested include Ricardo Almeida, Tim Boetsch, Marvin Eastman, Rob Emerson, Tyson Griffin, Jeremy Horn, Chris Lytle and Nate Marquardt.

As standard practice, the NSAC randomly choses fighters for the tests, though all main-event and championship-bout participants are usually tested. Fighters who failed previous tests are also more likely to be tested.

For more information about the NSAC’s testing procedures, including a new system for year-round testing, check out MMAjunkie.com’s recent Keith Kizer interview.

Additionally, for complete coverage of this event, including fighters salaries and the list of winners for fight-night bonuses, be sure to check out MMAjunkie.com’s UFC 81 archives.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC veteran Wanderlei Silva won’t be meeting as planned today with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

The Nevada Athletic Commission on Thursday issued temporary suspensions to UFC fighters Robert Drysdale and Kevin Casey in light of the fighters' failed post-fight drug tests in July, both of which t read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

"The Axe Murderer," as we learned back in June, is good at playing keep-away with the commission. Looks like he's given them the slip once again. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight (an read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 9 views

Both fighters will have to return to "Sin City" at the next commission gathering to receive their punishments. Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today (Aug. 21, 2014) issued temporary suspensio read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Wanderlei Silva was not intentionally skipping a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing — his presence was not required, according to his lawyer.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 views

The Nevada Attorney General's Office has urged the state's athletic commission to deny Wanderlei Silva's Motion to Dismiss his disciplinary hearing for evading a random drug test. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 121 views

In the immortal words of Alfred E. Neuman: "What, me worry?" Michael Bisping could not handle the hugeness that is Cung Le. After the former Strikeforce middleweight champion turned into a statue of read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Wanderlei Silva’s future is on the line at today’s Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) meeting in Las Vegas, but the UFC fighter won’t attend the meeting. Silva spoke to MMAFighting.com and said he’s co read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Both Kevin Casey and Robert Drysdale were victorious in their respective bouts at UFC 175 and "The Ultimate Fighter 19" finale finale in July. On Thursday, they were both handed temporary s read news >>