All sports - and currently combat sports - have a learning curve when it comes to transitioning to the heightened scrutiny of random independent drug monitoring (including urine and blood).
It may be new to the many fans, athletes and camps of MMA and professional boxing, but Olympic sports, track and field, and international cycling have lived with the potential "knock at the door" for decades.
With any learning curve, rough patches will be encountered, and mistakes will be made. But read news >>
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Dr. Marcio Tannure, medical director for CABMMA, Brazil’s regulatory body for MMA, isn’t happy with Antonio Silva’s comments blaming him for failing a post-fight drug test.Filed under: Featured, News, Only on Junkie, UFC Tagged: Antonio Silva, Mark Hunt, (...) read news >>
UFC fighter Robert Drysdale had his official punishment handed down from Nevada following his failed drug test at The Ultimate Fighter Finale. Robert Drysdale has had a rocky start to his career with the UFC, first failing a drug test for an out of competition drug test that returned a testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio of 19.4:1 (the Nevada limit is 4:1) and then failing a drug test after his Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale drug test for a similar ratio failure. The Nevada State Athletic Commissi read news >>
The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) on Monday handed down a one-year suspension to UFC light heavyweight Robert Drysdale for his failed post-fight drug test following his debut fight with the promotion in July. Drysdale, a decorated 33-year-old jiu-jitsu specialist, tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone following his first-round rear-naked choke victory over Keith Berish at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale on July 6, 2014. Drysdale on Monday told the NAC that he previously underwent read news >>
UFC featherweight competitor Conor McGregor discusses his upcoming match-up against Dennis Siver in January. Once Conor McGregor signs a contract to face an opponent - or "victim," as he'd put it - he has no problem going for the jugular during their verbal jousting. In Dennis Siver's case, that would be his failed drug test just a few short months ago. "I'm going to go in there and I'm going to rip his head off," McGregor informed the media at a pre-fight scrum. "I'm going to punish him for it. read news >>
UFC lightweight Piotr Hallmann can request a retest of a urine sample that recently resulted in a failed drug test due to a steroid, according to the Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA), Brazil’s MMA commission.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC middleweight Cung Le will become the first fighter to appeal a failed drug test result found by the promotion.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Rising Polish lightweight Piotr Hallmann has apparently failed his post fight drug test after losing to Gleison Tibau. It's a bad time to be a steroid use in the UFC, it appears. It seems like, at a faster rate than ever, fighters are failing drug tests and getting suspended. The latest addition to that list is promising Polish fighter Piotr Hallmann. "Pletwal" recently dropped a split decision to ever strong gatekeeper Gleison Tibau. Hallmann is noted for being a pretty exceptionally big lightw read news >>
Cung Le may be crying foul at the results of his failed drug test, but regulators are in a better position than ever to catch athletes using HGH. A year ago it's highly doubtful that Cung Le ever fails a drug test for HGH in the UFC. Of all the banned substances and testing procedures out there to catch them, human growth hormone is one of the most difficult to bust. As Dave Meltzer noted in a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer, "the belief among athletes is that almost nobody ever tests p read news >>
Cung Le failed a drug test, which means Michael Bisping just fought yet another doper. All that, plus thoughts on this weekend’s dueling UFC events and the hierarchy of upcoming title fights in this week’s Twitter Mailbag.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
"Count" ... is that you? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Michael Bisping -- one of the most outspoken fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) today -- is not going yard in the wake of Cung Le's failed drug test, despite getting one lobbed right over the plate. In fact, he feels kinda bad for him (via MMA Fighting): "Fortunately, I won the fight. If I lost, I would be outraged and would have more to say. I don't want to kick a man while he's down. He has to explain this t read news >>