How Much will PED’s affect the Future of MMA?

In the later part of 2015, the UFC announced a few changes coming to the organization. First,  the UFC introduced the Reebok deal to the world.  Secondly, the UFC partnered with USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency). Since then, both have received massive criticism from not only the media but the public, especially USADA.  Many fighters have fallen … Read more

Gilbert Melendez: Accepting responsibility without accepting responsibility

Having fought at UFC 188, Gilbert Melendez was scheduled to make a quick return and fight on the upcoming UFC Fight Night 71 card on July 15. Plans changed when it was revealed that Melendez tested positive for a banned substance following his UFC 188 performance and that he had been suspended for one year. … Read more

Eddie Alvarez responds to Gilbert Melendez’s failed UFC 188 drug test

The MMA world was shocked to learn on Monday that top ranked UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez had failed a drug test and had been suspended for one year. Melendez tested positive for “exogenous origin of testosterone metabolites” which means he allegedly had testosterone in his body that did not originate there. Melendez failed his post-fight urinalysis … Read more

Gilbert Melendez suspended one year after failing UFC 188 drug test

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion and current number five ranked 155-pounder in the UFC, Gilbert Melendez, has tested positive for banned substances. Melendez failed his UFC 188 post-fight urinalysis after dropping a split decision to Eddie Alvarez last month in Mexico. The UFC has released the following statement which includes a quote from Melendez: Following his … Read more

Josh Barnett hopes UFC lets Roy Nelson do steroids before their fight

Following Josh Barnett’s most impressive domination of Ryron Gracie at Metamoris 6 last week, the UFC announced today The Warmaster will be fighting Roy “Big Country” Nelson in the UFC Fight Night 78 headliner in Japan on Sept. 27. It didn’t take long after the fight announcement for Big Country to fire the first shot with … Read more

Anderson Silva: ‘The hurry some people have to condemn me is unfair’

The man largely considered the greatest MMA fighter of all time, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, tested positive for steroids and sent shockwaves through the sports world (or at least the MMA/UFC world). The former long-reigning UFC middleweight champion has denied the allegations and is looking to clear his name. In a statement posted to Anderson’s … Read more

UFC press conference on PEDs with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta: Live stream and notes 1 p.m. ET

UFC President Dana White, along with CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, will be holding a press conference today (Wednesday, Feb. 18) from Red Rock Casino Resort in Las Vegas. A live stream of the proceedings is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT – local Vegas time). The promotion is expected to address the … Read more

Anderson Silva failed a second drug test?

If we are to believe a new report from MMA Junkie today, MMA/UFC GOAT Anderson Silva has been flagged for another positive drug test for banned substances according to multiple anonymous sources. This second positive test was administered, like the two previous, in relation to his UFC 183 bout with Nick Diaz on Jan. 31, … Read more

Here’s the UFC’s tired response to Hector Lombard’s failed drug test for steroids

As we reported earlier today, it has come to light that top ranked UFC welterweight Hector Lombard tested positive for the steroid desoxymethyltestosterone following his UFC 182 fight against Josh Burkman last month. The news comes hot on the heels of Anderson “The Spider” Silva’s positive test which was made public last week. PED use in the UFC … Read more