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TUF 16 winner Colton Smith returns to competition for the first time since his UFC release, plus UFC vets Jeff Monson, David Mitchell, Keita Nakamura, and Anthony Smith, among others, take to the ring. It was a busy weekend outside of Las Vegas, with fight results coming in from the American South, the West Coast, Appalachia, as well as Finland, England, Japan, and, of course, Russia. Let's jump in. First up is Friday's Legacy FC 39 where, in the co-main event spot, UFC vet Daniel Pineda (20-11, read news >>

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The head of an influential regulatory body is endorsing the UFC’s plan to bulk up its anti-doping efforts, and his colleague is calling on member commissions to honor the results of drug tests funded by the promotion.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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The future of former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson is anything but clear. Despite leaving Bellator in December of 2014 after three fights with the organization and being booked opposite Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186 in a return to the world's leading MMA promotion, Bellator MMA is going to court over what they say is a breach by Jackson of the contract they still have with him. "Today, Bellator MMA was compelled to go to court to stop Quinton "Rampage" Jackson from fighting in an A read news >>

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Cris "Cyborg" Justino has been given the all clear. The Invicta FC women's featherweight champion passed a random, out-of-competition drug test and has been cleared to compete in the main event of Invicta FC 11 on Friday night by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), executive director Andy Foster told MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani on Tuesday afternoon. "Cyborg" defends her belt against Charmaine Tweet at Shrine Auditorium in Downtown Los Angeles. Justino (12-1, 1 NC) had to pass an read news >>

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PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – While no out-of-competition drug testing was conducted ahead for UFC Fight Night 61, the commission that oversees UFC events in Brazil is anticipating a quick change to its screening process.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Are you tired of all that talk about PEDs and drug testing? Well, then the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation can give you a real treat; they don't intend to run out-of-competition drug tests on any fighter from the UFC 185 card. The recent slew of UFC fighters caught in random, out-of-competition drug tests will likely come to an end at UFC 185 in March. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the regulatory body responsible for sanctioning the event, doesn't have any policy read news >>

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During a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, the UFC announced a plan to implement comprehensive out-of-competition PED testing effective July 2015. During a special press conference on Wednesday afternoon, UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and President Dana White announced a new plan to implement comprehensive out-of-competition random performance enhancing drug (PED) testing. The new drug testing protocol will take effect in July 2015, and will include approximately the entire 585 fi read news >>

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Because that's not how they roll in the great state of Texas. Random, out-of-competition drug testing has proven to be a recipe for success -- or disaster -- depending on how you look at it in mixed martial arts (MMA). Case in point, two of the biggest stars of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) have tested positive in their respective out-of-competition drug tests, as light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was flagged for cocaine prior to his bout against Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 last month. F read news >>

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The Texas regulatory body has no plans to test any UFC 185 fighters out of competition. Greg Alvarez, the Texas Combative Sports Program director, told MMAFighting.com on Tuesday that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has no policy in place that would enable random, out-of-competition testing before MMA fights and boxing matches. UFC 185 takes place March 14 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. "Nobody has ever brought it up," Alvarez said. "If it gets brought up at o read news >>

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Double trouble ... Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans who held out hope that Anderson Silva's failed out-of-competition drug test for steroids was a mistake might want to reconsider. That's because MMAJunkie.com is reporting that "The Spider" failed another drug test in the run-up to his UFC 183 main event against Nick Diaz (who was also busted for marijuana) on Jan 31, 2015.. From the article: Multiple sources close to the situation on Wednesday confirmed to MMAjunkie that Silva failed a second drug read news >>

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Hector Lombard came up positive for a banned substance following his unanimous decision over Josh Burkman at this past month’s UFC 182.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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What a difference a few weeks makes. Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva passed his second out-of-competition drug test, administered by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Jan. 19, 2015, roughly two weeks before his 185-pound showdown against Nick Diaz in the UFC 183 main event. His blood test returned negative for performance-enhancing drugs, including human growth hormone (read the full report in PDF format here). Silva failed his first test, conducted back on Jan. 9, for t read news >>

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Anderson Silva's second out-of-competition drug test has come back clean. Silva didn't have any banned substances in his system in tests taken Jan. 19. MMAFighting.com obtained the records from the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) on Monday. The UFC 183 headliner passed an HGH kit and a regular examination on that date. Silva did test positive for anabolic steroid metabolites in a drug screening on or around Jan. 9. That news was broken by Yahoo! last week. The former UFC middleweight champion w read news >>

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Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva passed his second out-of-competition test in connection with this past month’s UFC 183 event, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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