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George Sullivan Accepts Sanction for Second Anti-Doping Policy Violation MMA News 

George Sullivan Accepts Sanction for Second Anti-Doping Policy Violation

Per release from USADA USADA announced today that UFC® athlete, George Sullivan, of Toms River, N.J., has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a one-year sanction for his second anti-doping policy violation. Sullivan, 36, tested positive for clomiphene and its metabolite, 4-hydroxyclomiphene, following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on January 14, 2017. Clomiphene is a Specified Substance in... Read More
Ian McCall Cleared of Potential Anti-Doping Policy Violation MMA News 

Ian McCall Cleared of Potential Anti-Doping Policy Violation

USADA announced today that UFC® athlete Ian McCall, of Costa Mesa, Calif., has been granted a retroactive Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) and will therefore not face an anti-doping policy violation after receiving an intravenous infusion of a non-prohibited substance in February of 2017. On February 10, 2017, McCall, 32, received an intravenous infusion of normal saline solution at the recommendation... Read More
Kelvin Gastelum’s suspension reduced to three months after completion of drug awareness program MMA News 

Kelvin Gastelum’s suspension reduced to three months after completion of drug awareness program

USADA announced today that UFC® athlete, Kelvin Gastelum of Huntington Beach, Calif., has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a six-month sanction for his anti-doping policy violation. Gastelum, 25, tested positive for Carboxy-THC, the pharmacologically-active metabolite of marijuana and/or hashish, above the decision limit of 180 ng/mL, stemming from an in-competition sample collected on March 11, 2017, at the... Read More
Ricardo Abreu suspended four years by USADA after second violation MMA News 

Ricardo Abreu suspended four years by USADA after second violation

In February, UFC middleweight Ricardo Abreu was hit with his second U.S. Anti-Doping Association (USADA) violation.  Abreu was already under suspension when the second hit came, and today the fighter learned his fate. USADA handed down a four-year suspension for the 33-year old Brazilian fighter. The second violation came from an out-of-competition sample collection taken on December 21, 2016. He... Read More
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