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Frank Mir suspended two years after positive tests for prohibited substance, eligible to return April 2018 MMA News 

Frank Mir suspended two years after positive tests for prohibited substance, eligible to return April 2018

Former UFC heavyweight champion has accepted a two-year suspension handed down by the United States Ant-Doping Agency.  The following is a statement from USADA: USADA announced today that UFC® athlete, Francisco (Frank) Mir, of Las Vegas, Nev., received a two-year sanction after multiple positive tests for a prohibited substance. Mir, 38, tested positive for a long-term metabolite of dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT),... Read More
After removal from UFC 205 card in November, Lyman Good accepts six-month sanction MMA News 

After removal from UFC 205 card in November, Lyman Good accepts six-month sanction

Just weeks before the UFC’s blockbuster UFC 205 fight card at Madison Square Garden, the organization was notified that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) had informed Lyman Good of a potential Anti-Doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on October 14, 2016. Good was scheduled to fight Belal Muhammad on the November 12 card. USADA provisionally suspended Good based... Read More
Split Decision MMA Podcast – Will we see Ronda Rousey at 125 pounds in UFC? MMA News Split Decision MMA Podcast Video 

Split Decision MMA Podcast – Will we see Ronda Rousey at 125 pounds in UFC?

Split Decision MMA Podcast – Will we see Ronda Rousey at 125 pounds in UFC? On this episode of the Split Decision MMA Podcast: Ronda Rousey new camp? Dietitian? Weight class ??.. UFC closer to a 125 women’s division ?.. Bellator 180 to cost $49.95.. Rampage clears up statement about fighting .. Hunt gets enormous chest tattoo .. USADA for... Read More
George Sullivan opens up about USADA violations, sends message to fans Interviews MMA News Video 

George Sullivan opens up about USADA violations, sends message to fans

George Sullivan opens up about USADA violations, sends message to fans UFC welterweight George ‘The Silencer’ Sullivan was at the Maverick MMA open workouts and press conference in Tannersville, Pennsylvania, March 18 where the fighter who is currently serving a suspension after testing positive for a banned substance, opened up and addressed the situation. Sullivan first talked about how he... Read More
Split Decision MMA Podcast:  Dan Hardy in hot water over tweet, UFC 209, Bellator 174 MMA News Split Decision MMA Podcast Video 

Split Decision MMA Podcast: Dan Hardy in hot water over tweet, UFC 209, Bellator 174

Split Decision MMA Podcast: Dan Hardy in hot water over tweet, UFC 209, Bellator 174 On the Split Decision MMA Podcast: Fighter poses for gay magazine … MMA awards … Dan Hardy is in hot water over tweet … USADA report for the week includes Tom Lawler .. Holms appeal is denied .. Discussion about the human backpack .. Khabib is out... Read More
Tom Lawlor accepts two-year USADA sanction after testing positive for banned substance MMA News 

Tom Lawlor accepts two-year USADA sanction after testing positive for banned substance

Tom Lawlor accepts two-year USADA sanction after testing positive for banned substance Full statement from USADA below: USADA announced that UFC® athlete, Tom Lawlor, of Las Vegas, Nev., accepted a two-year sanction after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Lawlor, 33, tested positive for ostarine following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on October 10, 2016. Ostarine is a prohibited substance... Read More
Cris Cyborg granted retroactive therapeutic use exemption, faces no punishment MMA News 

Cris Cyborg granted retroactive therapeutic use exemption, faces no punishment

Cris Cyborg granted retroactive therapeutic use exemption, faces no punishment USADA announced today that UFC® athlete Cristiane Justino, of Curitiba, Brazil, has been granted a retroactive Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) and will therefore not face an anti-doping policy violation after testing positive for a prohibited substance in December of 2016. Justino, 31, tested positive for Spironolactone, following an out-of-competition urine... Read More
Ricardo Abreu hit with USADA violation while under 2-year suspension MMA News 

Ricardo Abreu hit with USADA violation while under 2-year suspension

Ricardo Abreu hit with USADA violation while under 2-year suspension From the UFC: The UFC organization was formally notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Ricardo Abreu of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection taken on December 21, 2016. Abreu is currently serving a two-year suspension under the UFC Anti-Doping Program, after... Read More
George Sullivan notified of second USADA violation in one year, off UFC 208 card MMA News 

George Sullivan notified of second USADA violation in one year, off UFC 208 card

George Sullivan notified of second USADA violation in one year, off UFC 208 card UFC Statement: “The UFC organization was formally notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed George Sullivan of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection taken on January 14, 2017. Sullivan is currently serving a one year suspension under the... Read More