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Tim Kennedy says he wasn't tested during the lead up to his UFC 178 bout. Tim Kennedy has been vocal about his disdain on PED's in MMA, and has even been slamming Vitor Belfort and other controversial figures during the past few months. He faces Yoel Romero at UFC 178 this weekend, and the Strikeforce vet isn't happy about the absence of pre-fight drug tests during the lead up to his bout. Related: Full Video: Countdown to UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso, McGregor vs. Poirier, Alvarez vs. Cerrone K read news >>

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In 2014, with the Nevada Athletic Commission banning the use of testosterone and the UFC enforcing stricter drug testing within its ranks, the sport of MMA has perceivably started to become a more even playing field. Perceivably, because the UFC is only now just beginning to ramp up the process of weeding out cheaters within the sport. As UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta recently told ESPN, Zuffa is currently interviewing companies to enact out-of-competition drug testing to the fighters under contract read news >>

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After subjecting UFC 178’s headliners to a round of random blood and urine tests earlier this month, they’ve been tested again.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Bellator light heavyweight and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz seems to have a lot of legitimate hatred toward Stephan Bonnar, his upcoming opponent at Bellator 131 on November 15. Making an appearance on Submission Radio earlier today, Ortiz ripped "The American Psycho" for his two failed drug tests for anabolic steroids during his career—among other things. The fact of him getting burned for steroids not once but twice. I mean the guy is a phony, the guy is a fake, the guy is, you know he's just read news >>

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UFC champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger Chris Cariaso underwent random blood and urine drug tests at the behest of the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) last week ahead of their scheduled UFC 178 flyweight title fight, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's episode of UFC Tonight. Johnson (20-2-1), the only 125-pound champion the promotion has ever known, will be looking to defend his belt for a fifth consecutive time when he fights Cariaso (17-5) in the main event of the read news >>

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UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and his UFC 178 challenger, Chris Cariaso, were subjected to random drug tests by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC), according to a report on Wednesday evening. read news >>

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When Stephan Bonnar got the call to fight Anderson Silva at UFC 153 in Oct. 2012, it seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime. Instead, it turned into nightmare. Bonnar was defeated by Silva, popped for steroids in his post-fight drug test, and ended up retiring. On Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, Bonnar, who is coming out of retirement to face Tito Ortiz in Bellator on Nov. 15, revealed just how low he sunk when he found himself a pariah in the MMA world. "It completely blew up in my face," read news >>

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The former UFC welterweight champ got a lot of ink -- including a picture posing with Hollywood star Leonard Dicaprio - in the world's top newspaper this weekend. Unfortunately it was because of his friendship with drug kingpin Jimmy Cournoyer. A public relations agent would tell any fighter that you just can't buy (bad) publicity like this. Multiple prominent mentions in a major New York Times feature plus a picture of your client hanging out with Hollywood superstar Leonard Dicaprio? That's th read news >>

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A masked man, "drug addicts," and an ex-wife insult. The fight announcement between UFC Hall of Famers Stephan Bonnar and Tito Ortiz had it all Friday night, including a near-brawl. Bonnar and Ortiz will clash on Nov. 15 in the main event of Bellator 131 in San Diego. Will Brooks will defend his Bellator lightweight title against Michael Chandler in the co-main event. After King Mo's knockout win against Dustin Jacoby, Bellator president Scott Coker welcomed Ortiz and Bonnar into the cage. Bonna read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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UFC president Dana White says Wanderlei Silva would have been better off testing positive to a banned substance than running from the random drug test. read news >>

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The UFC is ready to move to a more serious random blood and urine testing program. That's a great thing for sport and maybe a little bit of a bad thing for the spectacle that makes MMA so special. In an era where other sports leagues have been dedicated to putting on at least the appearance of a "serious face" in respect to performance enhancing drugs, the UFC has been content to pass the buck. The UFC's public stance has been a mix of claiming that the promotion was "cleaned up of PEDs" and tha read news >>

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