After yesterday's Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) hearing involving Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen, what isn't there to say? Did the punishments fit the crime? What message did the NAC really send, if any, at all? Were you surprised the UFC announced Belfort vs. Chris Weidman for UFC 181 minutes after the conclusion of Belfort's portion of the hearing?
We'll break down all angles of whatever the hell that was yesterday.
Of course, there was also monumental news announced this week unrelated to 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
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During today's (Weds., July 23, 2014) hearing with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), Vitor Belfort was granted a conditional license to fight, which will allow "The Phenom" to challenge Chris Weidman for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title at UFC 181 on Dec. 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This, after Belfort failed a drug test back in February due to staggering levels of testosterone. Of course, his road to the championship fight against "All American" won't be a cl more
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Something Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Michael Bisping finds "laughable" after both fighters were popped by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) earlier this year and forced to withdraw from their respective fights. "The Count" was defeated by "The American Gangster" -- as well as "The Phenom" -- and is convinced they were both on the gear during those losses. In any case, Sonnen must serve a two-year suspension while Belfort -- who also failed for steroids back in 2006 - more
I can think of a worse way to spend 90 minutes, and even if you aren't a professional wrestling fan, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin has some interesting insight into mixed martial arts (MMA) and its biggest promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). That includes his comments on UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones (read 'em here), which ruffled a few feathers on Monday following the conclusion of the MMA Hour. Watch Austin dish on "Bones" and a bunch of other hot-button topics in the video more
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