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Ruslan Magomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov Accept Sanctions for Anti-Doping Policy Violations Uncategorized 

Ruslan Magomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov Accept Sanctions for Anti-Doping Policy Violations

USADA announced today that UFC athletes Ruslan Magomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov, of Moscow, Russia, have both tested positive for a prohibited substance and each accepted a two-year sanction for their anti-doping policy violations. Magomedov, 31, and Tukhugov, 27, both tested positive for ostarine following out-of-competition urine tests conducted on September 7, 2016. Tukhugov also tested positive for ostarine following an... Read More
UFC Athlete James Mulheron Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Policy Violation MMA News 

UFC Athlete James Mulheron Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Policy Violation

Following a UFC Ultimate Fight Night 122 bout cancellation due to a failed test conducted by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, UFC heavyweight James Mulheron has accepted the punishment. USADA announced today thatMulheron, of South Shields, United Kingdom, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted the standard one-year sanction for his anti-doping policy violation. Muheron was to fight Cyril... Read More
Jessica Penne suspended 18-months after testing positive for a prohibited substance MMA News 

Jessica Penne suspended 18-months after testing positive for a prohibited substance

USADA and the Tennessee Athletic Commission announced today that UFC athlete Jessica Penne, of Chula Vista, Calif., has accepted an 18-month sanction for an anti-doping policy violation after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Penne, 34, tested positive for the presence of an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on March 20, 2017. Exogenous... Read More
James Mulheron hits with potential USADA violation, off UFC Shanghai card MMA News 

James Mulheron hits with potential USADA violation, off UFC Shanghai card

Heavyweight fighter James Mulheron was set to compete against Cyril Asker on November 25 in Shanghai, China but has been removed from the fight card following a potential USADA violation. UFC Statement on James Mulheron below: The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed James Mulheron of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from... Read More
Split Decision MMA Podcast – Injury bug, USADA, UFC boxing, and more MMA News Split Decision MMA Podcast 

Split Decision MMA Podcast – Injury bug, USADA, UFC boxing, and more

On this episode of Split Decision MMA Podcast: Injury Bug claims multiple upcoming fights … #USADA claims yet another star potentially … Anderson Silva .. Crazy rumor about Jones testing positive … CroCop returning in RIZIN …. Conor MCGregor goes full apeshit crazy in Dublin at #Bellator186 .. Dana and Ari 100% going into Boxing … Commision hears Ali Act... Read More
Anderson Silva pulled from fight card after potential USADA violation MMA News 

Anderson Silva pulled from fight card after potential USADA violation

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been pulled from his headlining November 25, UFC Fight Night 122 bout with Kelvin Gastelum. The announcement comes after a potential USADA violation by the former champ. Silva was also fined $380,000 and suspended one year after his bout with Nick Diaz at UFC 183 was overturned to a no-contest for a violation. ... Read More
Brandon Moreno faces no discipline after USADA concludes ‘tainted meat’ cause for test failure MMA News 

Brandon Moreno faces no discipline after USADA concludes ‘tainted meat’ cause for test failure

UFC flyweight competitor Brandon Moreno will receive no punishment after testing positive for a banned substance in September. Today, USADA released the below statement: “USADA announced today that UFC athlete Brandon Moreno, of Tijuana, Mexico, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by him without fault or negligence. “Moreno, 23, tested positive for... Read More
Lil Nog latest to get hit with potential Anti-Doping Policy violation MMA News 

Lil Nog latest to get hit with potential Anti-Doping Policy violation

Oh No, Say It Ain’t So Lil Nog The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed ‘ Lil Nog ‘ Antonio Rogerio Nogueira of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on September 27, 2017. Due to the proximity of Nogueira’s upcoming scheduled bout at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER vs.... Read More
Kurt Holobaugh suspended, DWTNCS win over Matt Bessette overturned MMA News 

Kurt Holobaugh suspended, DWTNCS win over Matt Bessette overturned

According to a report from mixedmartialarts.com, Kurt Holobaugh has been suspended nine months for violating the prohibition on use of an IV to rehydrate.  The ruling came today during a hearing after the Nevada Athletic Commission voted unanimously voted to suspend the featherweight. The report states that Holobaugh was “also fined $750, 15% of his $5,000 purse for beating Matt Bessette at Dana White’s... Read More
Andrea Lee signed to UFC and pulled from UFC 216 fight card in same day MMA News 

Andrea Lee signed to UFC and pulled from UFC 216 fight card in same day

Legacy Fighting Alliance flyweight champion Andrea Lee received the call to the UFC late last night.  MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani published the story at 12:20 a.m. this morning, stating that “KGB” would be a late addition to the October 7, UFC 216 pay-per-view fight card. KGB successfully defended her LFA title last Friday when she defeated Jamie Thornton via submission. ... Read More