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  • 23 days ago
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UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson announced Monday that USADA showed up at his gym and drug tested him. He wants the same to apply to opponent Anthony Johnson.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 23 days ago
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Alexander Gustafsson says that he has been tested by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) ahead of UFC on Fox 14, and he would like his opponent, Anthony Johnson, to do the same. read news >>

  • 23 days ago
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Former UFC light-heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson revealed that he had been drug tested by the USADA. Although the UFC recently announced a change in their out-of-competition drug testing policy, former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson found himself being summoned for a test by the U.S. Anti Doping Agency, at the request of the Swedish MAM Federation. Gustafsson, who is scheduled to meet Anthony Johnson in the main event of the Stadium show in Stockholm next weekend, happil read news >>

  • 23 days ago
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The UFC may be pumping the brakes on its plans for out of competition drug testing, but one top contender hopes the sport can still maintain its integrity. Monday, top UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson revealed he was tested by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency or USADA ahead of his Jan. 24 main event opposite Anthony Johnson at UFC on FOX 14 in Sweden. "A request from Sweden has been sent to US Anti Doping commission to come and test me," Gustafsson posted to his official Facebook page. "Thi read news >>

  • a month ago
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On Wednesday's edition of the Gross Point Blank podcast with Josh Gross, Le said he has asked his manager to request for his release from the UFC. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Cung Le’s fractured relationship with the Ultimate Fighting Championship may be beyond repair. read news >>

  • a month ago
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The writing may have been on the wall after Cung Le's brutal loss to Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 48 a few months ago (see his destroyed face here), but after the promotion sullied his good name with a bumbled drug test (full details here), the former Strikeforce Middleweight champion has requested to be released from his contract. Le was originally slapped with a nine-month suspension following his fourth round technical knockout loss to Bisping because traces of human growth hormone (HGH read news >>

  • a month ago
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We're more than a month removed from the resolution of Cung Le's drug-test dispute with the UFC, but the bad feelings on the fighter's end of things have yet to subside. Le revealed Wednesday that he has told his manager, Gary Ibarra, to request his release from his UFC contract. On Wednesday's edition of veteran MMA reporter Josh Gross' "Gross Point Blank" podcast, Le explained that he no longer has it in him to work for Zuffa in the wake of a drug test which was first announced as a failure fo read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC flyweight John Lineker believes he has already earned a title shot, even though his fight never took place over the weekend. John Lineker may have initially missed weight ahead of his co-main event match-up before seeing it canceled due to his opponent suffering a "blood infection," but that did not stop him from requesting a title shot against champion Demetrious Johnson in the immediate future. "Since I wanted to fight (McCall) and ask for a shot at the title, why can't I just go ahead and read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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The ongoing saga between the Nevada Athletic Commission and Wanderlei Silva is a long way from over. This time the Nevada Attorney General wants to trump Silva's trump card, and has asked the NAC to deny the last-minute motion Silva filed last week to dismiss disciplinary action for evading a random drug test in May. Back in June, Silva appeared before the NAC for evading a random drug test ahead of his UFC 175 fight with Chael Sonnen. He admitted at the time to running away from the test, and c read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Magomedrasul Khasbulaev wants to fight as soon as possible. The Dagestani featherweight, who earned a shot at the Bellator title after winning the 145-pound tournament in April, 2013, couldn’t return to the United States to compete for the championship due to visa issues. After failing in multiple attempts to solve his visa issues over the past 12 months, he’s hoping that Bellator would release him from his contract so he can compete for other MMA promotions in Europe. "I do not have any informa read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Sometimes, these things happen in MMA. Wait, no they don't! Josh Koscheck-Diego Sanchez, B.J. Penn-Nick Diaz, Anderson Silva-Vitor Belfort and heck, Conor McGregor-Dennis Bermudez. The list of intense Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) staredown encounters is long, extensive and anything but distinguished. In each of those encounters, however, punches were never thrown. The stages on which they mean-mugged each other didn't crumble. And for heaven's sake, company officials weren't steamrolled, read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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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 read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy is hoping to win the drug testing lottery. Booked to face Yoel Romero at UFC 178 Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Kennedy is campaigning to be part of the Nevada State Athleic Commision's (NSAC) enhanced, random drug-testing program. "They randomly test three dudes and all three fail," Kennedy told ESPN's Brett Okomoto. "All in my weight class. All dudes I could potentially be fighting. I went from just being vocal about drug use, to saying to myself, ‘I have to make a read news >>

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