Ronda Rousey: Testing for marijuana is an invasion of privacy

UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey took the opportunity at a press conference in Melbourne today to speak out against the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s five-year suspension and $165,000 fine against Nick Diaz for marijuana. “I’m sorry, no one asked my anything (about this) but I have to say something,”Rousey stated. “It’s so not right … Read more

UFC throws down nine month suspension for Michinori Tanaka

Put on your shocked face, the news isn’t good for Michinori Tanaka. It appears the young lad tested positive for some banned substances following his UFC Fight Night loss back in September. Turns out ephedrine and pseudoephedrine are frowned upon and even worse, banned! The UFC issued a statement earlier today. Here is an excerpt: … Read more

Two more UFC fighters fail drug tests: Kevin Casey and Robert Drysdale

Robert Drysdale (7-0) has failed more drug tests in his UFC career than he has had fights in the Octagon. Let that sink in for a moment. Drysdale, an ADCC and World Jiu-Jitsu champion, first got popped in a random out-of-competition test leading up to what would have been his UFC debut last year, and has … Read more

Tim Kennedy has some thoughts on Weidman vs. Belfort in Brazil

Number six ranked middleweight Tim Kennedy’s reaction to UFC President Dana White saying former TRT user Vitor Belfort could get his title shot against Chris Weidman in Brazil (via Facebook): “I realize that my boss can do whatever he wants. But it seems ridiculous to even consider having Belfort fight for the title in Brazil. … Read more

Another UFC fighter caught doping

Ali Bagautinov has been suspended for one year after testing positive for Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (EPO) on June 2nd during an out-of-competition drug test leading up to his championship bout with flyweight title-holder Demetrious Johnson at UFC 174. The British Columbia Athletic Commission announced the news on Thursday. The fact that this comes right on … Read more

Metamoris releases official statement regarding Chael Sonnen: Drugs won’t help him against Galvao

Metamoris Founder Ralek Gracie has released the following statement regarding Chael Sonnen, his recent failed drug tests, and his participation in the upcoming Metamoris 4 event being held August 9th in L.A. Sonnen’s involvement in the event is (was?) quite a boon for the grappling community, and it would definitely suck for the promotion to … Read more

FOX Sports Fires Chael Sonnen: Official Statement

Following a second failed drug test, this time for HGH and EPO, Chael Sonnen has been released from his broadcasting duties with FOX Sports. ProMMAnow.com received the following statement upon request: “The UFC and FOX Sports organizations announced today the termination of their respective broadcasting services agreements with analyst Chael Sonnen. This decision comes in … Read more

GSP pens open letter to fans: ‘It was a mistake’

Last week it came to light that former longtime UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre submitted a letter of support to the courts on behalf of Jimmy Cournoyer, aka “King of Pot”, a Quebec native who is currently awaiting sentencing for pleading guilty in 2013 of running a $1 billion drug ring that smuggled Canadian marijuana … Read more

Banning Scandals Continue To Rock MMA

Jason High has become the latest in a long line of MMA fighters to have received a ban for controversial behavior. UFC President Dana White has confirmed High’s departure following a disagreement at last weekend’s UFC event. The 32-year-old fighter was struck down for shoving a referee while contesting a TKO stoppage. High was caught … Read more

A reborn Drew Fickett opens up about his journey to sobriety and fighting future

ProMMAnow.com talks with longtime MMA veteran Drew Fickett about his journey to sobriety over the past year, the “rock bottom” he hit that instigated his change, his recent bout against Andre Winner at Global Warrior Challenge and what the future holds for a sober and in-shape Fickett.