UFC Statement on Hector Lombard
It became public knowledge earlier today that yet another UFC fighter had tested positive for a performance enhancing drug (PED). This time, welterweight Hector Lombard who defeated Josh Burkman at UFC 182.
The UFC organization released a statement today regarding Lombard:
“The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that UFC welterweight Hector Lombard has tested positive for a banned substance following his fight at UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier on Jan. 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes. As a result of his positive test, Lombard has been informed that he has violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC will cooperate with the commission on the matter and fully supports Lombard’s right to a due process hearing before the commission.”