The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced Thursday that at
least one UFC
143 drug screen has come back positive.
NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer (Pictured, file photo) emailed
members of the media this morning to announce the news, though the
official did not specify whether the to-be-named fighter was
flagged for performance-enhancing drugs or drugs of abuse.
“Thank you for the many email[s] and phone calls,” Kizer wrote. “I
am still waiting for all the steroid and drug test results to come
back. We did have at least one positive test. I will send out an
email later today on that matter.”
Rumors have circulated surrounding the drug test results from
Saturday’s show, but nothing has been confirmed at this time. UFC
143 took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and
was headlined by an interim welterweight title bout between former
WEC champion Carlos
Condit and onetime Strikeforce king Nick Diaz.
Condit earned a unanimous decision victory over the Californian in
a competitive bout that sparked dissent regarding the verdict.
The event also saw heavyweight submission ace Fabricio
Werdum make a successful return to the Octagon, as the
Brazilian showed much improved standup en route to a unanimous nod
Nelson. Additionally, welterweights Mike Pierce
Koscheck battled for three rounds on the main card, with
Koscheck edging the Oregonian by split decision.