Alex Caceres against Mackens SemerzierIt was revealed on Wednesday that UFC on Fuel TV 8 fighter Alex Caceres failed his drug test following his March 3 fight against Kyung Ho Kang, having tested positive for marijuana metabolites.

He received a six-month suspension retroactive to the date of the event, agreed to attend drug rehabilitation classes, and must pass a drug test upon completing his suspension before he can return to competition.

Caceres made no attempt to diminish his responsibility for failing the drug test, and issued the following statement to MMAWeekly.com late Wednesday afternoon:

“I accept full responsibility for my actions and the consequences from those actions. I apologize to all that I have disappointed, including the UFC, my family, coaches, training partners and fans. I accept the sanctions from the UFC and I look forward to completing the necessary steps to getting back in the octagon following the suspension and assuring that this never happens again.”

Caceres initially scored a split decision victory over Kang, but the result of that bout has been changed to a no contest. The victory would have been Caceres’ third consecutive.

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

Related News

UFC issues statement on Anderson Silva drug suspension, praises ex-champ's 'great career'

  • 16 days ago
  • 13 views

So let me see if I have this right. Former Strikeforce featherweight champion Cristiane Justino is a cheating piece of shit, but former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Ande read news >>

UFC 189 Drug Test Results All Clean, Jose Aldo’s Troublesome Test Collection Detailed

  • 20 days ago
  • 11 views

The Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday revealed all UFC 189 drug tests came back clean, as well as details of Jose Aldo's bizarre sample collection incident. read news >>

Brazilian commission releases statement on controversial Jose Aldo drug-test collection

  • 19 days ago
  • 27 views

The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) believes it acted in an ethical and appropriate way while collecting a urine sample from Jose Aldo in June. In a statement released Tuesday, CABMMA COO read news >>

Attorney: Anderson Silva's failed drug test result of tainted 'sexual performance' drugs

  • 18 days ago
  • 14 views

With Anderson Silva set to go in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission tomorrow for his hearing on his failed UFC 183 drug test it appears we now know what the MMA legend’s defense will be.Fi read news >>

CABMMA responds to NSAC report on botched Jose Aldo drug test

  • 18 days ago
  • 10 views

The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) has responded to a statement from Drug Free Sport that claims a commission rep attempted to interfere with an out-of-competition drug test of UFC feathe read news >>

Nick Diaz expected to stand before NAC in September for failed UFC 183 drug test

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 views

After another delay to Nick Diaz's NAC hearing for a failed drug test at UFC 183, it's expected that the Californian will stand before the commission in September. On Monday it was announced that Nic read news >>

Anderson Silva suspended one year for failed UFC 183 drug tests

  • 17 days ago
  • 4 views

The Nevada Athletic Commission voted unanimously to suspend former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva for one year as punishment for a pair of failed drug tests in relation to his Jan. 31 bout read news >>

Anderson Silva's questionable explanation leads to harsher penalty (Yahoo Sports)

  • 17 days ago
  • 14 views

From Yahoo Sports: Commissioners probing Silva about failed drug tests in January didn't find him forthcoming about a particular substance read news >>

Hot Tweets: Anderson Silva Blamed Sex Pills for Failed Drug Tests and Twitter Reacted

  • 17 days ago
  • 46 views

Anderson Silva blamed sex pills for his positive PED tests, so of course Twitter reacted to that. read news >>

Anderson Silva's questionable explanation leads to harsher penalty (Yahoo Sports)

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 views

From Yahoo Sports: Commissioners probing Silva about failed drug tests in January didn't find him forthcoming about a particular substance read news >>