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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis was suspended for six months by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) following his UFC 181 title defense against Strikeforce import Gilbert Melendez (watch it again here). That's because "Showtime" was flagged for a potential hand injury after strangling "El Nino" in "Sin City," which got the mixed martial arts (MMA) universe all squirrely. Likely because Pettis has a history of being hurt and missing significant time read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis could face a medical suspension for as long as six months following his UFC 181 win over Gilbert Melendez. read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis spoke at length about staying active in 2015, but unfortunately he isn't off to a good start. Pettis headed UFC 181's post-event injury list, according the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC), drawing a potential six-month medical suspension for injuries suffered during his successful title defense against Gilbert Melendez. The oft-injured Pettis submitted Melendez with a spectacular second-round guillotine over the weekend, but now he'll require an x-ray of read news >>

  • 21 days ago
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If Cung Le has his way, his time as a UFC fighter is over. Speaking with Josh Gross on the Gross Point Blank podcast, Le minced no words when discussing his feelings on the UFC's handling of his recent drug-testing issues, flatly saying, "I prefer not to put the effort into something I don't believe in anymore." Cung Le asked manager Gary Ibarra to request his release from the UFC, as he just said on @yay_yee's podcast. — Steven Marrocco (@MMAjunkieSteven) December 3, 2014 The statement by Le, w read news >>

  • 21 days ago
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Cung Le today said he’s lost the motivation to fight for the UFC and requested his release from the promotion after it accused him of using performance-enhancing drugs. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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UFC bantamweight Michinori Tanaka has been issued a nine-month suspension after testing positive for two banned substances in a pre-fight urine test prior to his split decision loss against Kyung Ho Kang at UFC Fight Night 52, promotion officials announced on Tuesday. Tanaka, 24, tested positive for ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, both of which are stimulants commonly found in over-the-counter medication but are banned by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines. "Accepting the accuracy of the read news >>

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UFC lightweight Piotr Hallman’s suspension has been upheld after a second drug test confirmed the presence of the steroid drostanolone. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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UFC lightweight Piotr Hallman’s suspension has been upheld after a second drug test confirmed the presence of the steroid drostanolone. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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With his suspension behind him, UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson got his wish -- a fight with Sweden’s own Alexander Gustafsson. That fight will take place on Jan. 24 in Gustafsson’s native home of Stockholm as the main event for UFC on FOX 14. The capacity for the Tele2 Arena -- a facility primarily used for soccer -- is in the northern range of 30,000 people. If the live gate hits anywhere near that number it will go down as the second largest in UFC history, behind only UFC 129 read news >>

  • a month ago
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On Thursday, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White revealed that a civil lawsuit against Anthony Johnson has been dismissed, thus allowing the light heavyweight to resume fighting immediately. read news >>

  • a month ago
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UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson is no longer under suspension after a Florida judge dismissed the temporary protection order filed against him. As of today, Anthony Johnson is cleared to fight in the UFC again. In an official statement released by the UFC, "Rumble" has had his suspension lifted after his civil case was thrown out by a Florida judge. Bloody Elbow's Brent Brookhouse had chronicled allegations made by the mother of Johnson's children of his abusive past and history read news >>

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Anthony Johnson's indefinite suspension has come to an end. The UFC announced on Thursday that the civil case levied against Johnson stemming from past allegations of domestic abuse has been dismissed, and as a result, the burgeoning light heavyweight contender has been cleared to resume his UFC career. "The person who filed a civil temporary protection order against UFC contender Anthony Johnson last September voluntarily dismissed their complaint last week in the Florida Circuit Court," the UF read news >>

  • a month ago
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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 >>

  • 2 months ago
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A look at some of the major facts that led the UFC to end the suspension of Cung Le following his controversial failed drug test. This is a guest post by Gabriel Montoya. Any opinions expressed within are those of the author himself. Cung Le's official Quest Diagnostics drug test results can be found at the end of the article.A On the afternoon of Tuesday October 21, 2014, UFC/Zuffa Entertainment released a statement rescinding the 12 month suspension levied upon MMA fighter Cung Le for what was read news >>

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