Results for: painkillers in news

  • 16 days ago
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How easy is it for a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter to get hooked on painkillers? Just ask former UFC middleweight champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva. No, really. Unfortunately for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Brendan Schaub, he started something he couldn't stop after Mirko Filipovic shattered his skull at the UFC 128 event way back in 2011, which eventually led to some "intervention shit." From the Joe Rogan Podcast: "They put these brackets up there, stitched them in, read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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The UFC has suspended Chris Leben for one year due to a failed drug test. The veteran middleweight tested positive for the prescription painkillers oxycodone and oxymorphone following his UFC 138 main-event loss to Mark Munuz earlier this month. UFC officials, who oversaw regulation for the overseas event, today announced the suspension. read news >>

  • 6 years ago
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Should narcotic painkillers be classified or thought of as performance-enhancing drugs?

In the wake of Karo Parisyan's failed UFC 94 drug test due to the alleged use of a painkiller cocktail, many fans wonder why the drug's users receive such harsh punishments. Is it because painkillers are performance-enhancing drugs, as some commission executives contend? read news >>

  • 6 years ago
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Getting the opportunity to face the world’s top pound-for-pound fighter might not have been worth it to James Irvin in the end. read news >>