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Junior Dos Santos on still being scared of USADA: “I won’t say it doesn’t bother me” MMA News 

Junior Dos Santos on still being scared of USADA: “I won’t say it doesn’t bother me”

Junior Dos Santos is one of the best UFC heavyweights of all time and a former UFC World Champion, but last year”Cigano” had dealt with some major adversity outside the octagon involving UFC drug testing partner USADA. In 2017, Dos Santos had been informed in what he thought was a possible violation from USADA but was ultimately cleared of any... Read More
UFC Heavyweight Josh Barnett negotiating UFC release over distrust with USADA MMA News 

UFC Heavyweight Josh Barnett negotiating UFC release over distrust with USADA

Well it looks like Josh Barnett and the UFC are at odds once again, an will apparently go their separate ways. Yesterday afternoon, MMA Junkie had reported that Josh Barnett was released from the UFC. Barnett quickly denied these rumors speaking to ESPN, stating he had not yet been let go by the organization but was in negotiation currently with... Read More
Abe Kawa on USADA making decision regarding Jon Jones: “Hopefully sooner than later” MMA News 

Abe Kawa on USADA making decision regarding Jon Jones: “Hopefully sooner than later”

Most MMA fans that have devotedly followed the career of one Jon “Bones” Jones are aware of both his many successes and many failures. Unfortunately failures at times overshadowed his success because of repeat offenses. Just as Jones was destined to skyrocket into UFC superstardom, dare say living legend status while still in the prime of his career, one fatal mishap caused... Read More
Georges St-Pierre on drug tests in UFC: “Its still easy to pass drug test, even now with USADA” MMA News 

Georges St-Pierre on drug tests in UFC: “Its still easy to pass drug test, even now with USADA”

Throughout the majority of his legendary UFC career, Georges St-Pierre has prided himself in being one of the more clean fighters in the company, having a history of passing all of his drug tests since the UFC first incorporated it back in 2013. At the same time, GSP has dealt with his share of accusation’s and criticisms of taking performance... Read More
UFC releases statement regarding Fabricio Werdum MMA News 

UFC releases statement regarding Fabricio Werdum

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is the latest fighter employed by the organization to have been flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). UFC statement on Fabricio Werdum below: The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Fabricio Werdum of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on April... Read More
Split Decision MMA Podcast:  ESPN and UFC reach deal, Yair Rodriguez, USADA, more MMA News Split Decision MMA Podcast 

Split Decision MMA Podcast: ESPN and UFC reach deal, Yair Rodriguez, USADA, more

On this episode of the Split Decision MMA Podcast, ESPN and UFC reach deal … Yair Rodriguez is sent packing … USADA incentives … GSP vs Diaz ???? Nate not Nick UFC employees and fighter managers robbed in Brazil at gunpoint .. Invicta FC 29 recap .. RIZIN recap .. Road FC 047 …. #Bellator199 .. #UFC224 … Dern misses by... Read More
Investigation Identifies Compounding Pharmacies as Source of Tainted Supplements Behind Three Positive Tests Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy MMA News 

Investigation Identifies Compounding Pharmacies as Source of Tainted Supplements Behind Three Positive Tests Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy

USADA announced today that it has confirmed two compounding pharmacies in Brazil produced and sold contaminated supplements that led to the positive tests of three athletes subject to the UFC® Anti-Doping Policy. Unlike retail pharmacies and drugstores, which receive their drug inventories from commercial manufacturers, compounding pharmacies prepare their medications onsite according to specifications contained in a written prescription. In... Read More
Nick Diaz accepts sanction, could return to UFC next week MMA News 

Nick Diaz accepts sanction, could return to UFC next week

USADA announced today that Nick Diaz, of Stockton, Calif., has accepted a one-year sanction for a violation of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy resulting from three unsuccessful test attempts during a 12-month period. Like all UFC athletes, Diaz, 34, is a member of the UFC Registered Testing Pool and is therefore subject to certain Whereabouts responsibilities, which allow him to be... Read More
Ben Rothwell Accepts Sanction for Violation of UFC Anti-Doping Policy MMA News 

Ben Rothwell Accepts Sanction for Violation of UFC Anti-Doping Policy

USADA announced today that Ben Rothwell, of Kenosha, Wis., has accepted a two-year sanction for a violation of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Rothwell, 36, tested positive for the presence of an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin following out-of-competition tests conducted on February 6, 2017, and February 15, 2017. Sophisticated carbon isotope-ratio mass... Read More
Amanda Lemos Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Policy Violation MMA News 

Amanda Lemos Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Policy Violation

USADA announced today that UFC athlete Amanda Lemos, of Belém, Brazil, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a two-year sanction for her anti-doping policy violation. Lemos, 30, tested positive for stanozolol and its metabolite 16β-hydroxystanozolol following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on November 8, 2017. Stanozolol is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and... Read More