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PRIDE legend Fedor Emelianenko talks about the effect PEDs are having on MMA. A lot has happened in the world of Mixed Martial Arts since PRIDE's longtime heavyweight champion, Fedor Emelianenko, retired in 2012 after a first round knockout victory over former UFC champion Pedro Rizzo. The final stanza of Emelianenko's career was bittersweet - while "The Last Emperor" wrapped his career up with 3 straight victories, they were preceded with 3 quick loses to Fabricio Werdum, Antonio Silva and Dan read news >>

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Literary gunslinger Eugene S. Robinson lends his "one"-of-a-"kind" "perspective" to The Sport That Performance Enhancing Drugs Have Wrought and the only sensible way to go for a way forward into a brave new world of fighters needing to dig down deep to compete. All brought to a point at MIR v BIGFOOT's UFC Fight Night. Plus: a fight challenge. Which he has gladly accepted. read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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“I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.”—Sophocles An opposition to cheating and the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) is as uncontroversial a position as one can take within a sporting context. It is not uncommon to hear athletes pay lip service to the ethical stance expressed in the above quote, wondering aloud how they could possibly live with having achieved success dishonestly. However, so pithy a statement doesn’t truly capture the nuances of human psychology. read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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Today’s UFC news conference on performance-enhancing drugs and anti-doping measures promised much-needed action from the promotion. Here are a few questions MMAjunkie sees on the horizon.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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LAS VEGAS – As an amended NSAC complaint revealed Tuesday, Anderson Silva tested positive for a pair of benzodiazepines, oxazepam and temazepam, following January’s UFC 183 event. WADA doesn’t ban them, so why was Silva cited for them?Filed under: Featured, News, UFC (...) read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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I dislike performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) for several reasons. Some of them are rational, such as the fact that they create a vicious cycle of doping and introduce yet another hazardous element to a sport that's already antithetical to physical health. Others are irrational. In short, I dislike PEDs because they're a form of cheating that doesn't take skill or craft on the fighters' part. I respect the kind of cheater who gets away with it because of his own skill, like Floyd Mayweather sneak read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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The latest episode of The MMA Beat features a panelist discussion regarding the growing trend of PED-related issues in MMA, Rory MacDonald's odd placement in the welterweight division, and UFC Fight Night: Broomfield. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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You aren’t going to like this. The price of expunging performance-enhancing drugs from mixed martial arts will be steep, and fans will need to shoulder at least some of the cost. Sorry, I know that stinks to hear. At this point, though, we all owe it to each other to start telling the difficult truth. In the wake of last week’s revelation that former middleweight champion Anderson Silva failed a pre-fight drug test for his UFC 183 bout against Nick Diaz, drastic action is necessary. No one can s read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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Nick Diaz isn't the first man to fail a drug screening after fighting former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. That small fraternity includes former middleweight and light heavyweight contender Chael Sonnen, a man all too familiar with the subject of performance enhancing substances. Currently riding out a two-year suspension for failing two separate random drug tests for a 'cocktail' which included human growth hormone (HGH), recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) and human chorionic go read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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Anderson Silva adamantly denies that he has taken performance enhancing drugs. Anderson Silva has broken his silence for the first time since reports of him failing his January 9th drug test surfaced, and he seems set determined to clear his name. Silva's failed test came as a massive shock to many as Silva has always held a staunch anti doping stance. Ripples were sent throughout the mixed martial arts community on Tuesday when the Nevada Athletic Commission released the results to a pre-fight read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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It’s been less than 24 hours since the world was made aware of Anderson Silva’s failed drug test. On Wednesday, “The Spider” addressed the news for the first time. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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The UFC's announcement of Anderson Silva's failed test for performance-enhancing drugs once again brought the topic of PEDs in mixed martial arts to the forefront of discussion. It's a sore subject. But in reality, performance-enhancing drugs have been an albatross around the neck of the sport since the beginning, and nothing has changed. Today, intrepid MMA lead writers Jonathan Snowden and Jeremy Botter re-form their version of the Megapowers to tackle the latest installment of The Question: D read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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Anderson Silva has broken his silence over his failed drug test on Jan. 9. Below is an exclusive statement from Silva, provided by his manager Ed Soares: "I’ve been competing in this sport for a very long time. This is my nineteenth fight in the UFC. I have been thoroughly tested many times and have never had a positive drug test.I have not taken any performance-enhancing drugs. My stance on drugs is, and will always be, the same. I’m an advocate for a clean sport.I’m consulting with my advisors read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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Anderson Silva not only tested positive for Drostanolone metabolites in a Jan. 9 out-of-competition drug test, but traces of the banned substance Androsterone were also found within the legendary champion's system, according to Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) executive director Bob Bennett. Drostanolone is a common form of anabolic steroid. Androsterone is a form of endogenous testosterone. Both substances are banned according to World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code. Silva, 39, defeated Diaz vi read news >>

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