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

Anderson Silva wants rematch with Nick Diaz, tells 50 Cent to bet on him

TMZ caught up with former UFC middleweight champ Anderson “The Spider” Silva and questioned him regarding his recent failed drug tests for performance enhancing drugs. Silva denied knowingly taking steroids but at one point said he needed to check all the supplements he used because he’d never failed a drug test before. One would think … 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

More steroids in the UFC: Hector Lombard fails UFC 182 fight night drug test (and GSP is starting to look like a genius)

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is starting to look like a freakin’ genius. The former long-reigning 170-pound champion retired from the sport while still holding the title citing rampant PED (performance enhancing drugs) use among the athletes and too lax testing procedures from the state athletic commissions and the UFC. And in an interview … Read more

Where there’s smoke there’s fire: Cung Le fails drug test

Remember that photo of Cung Le prior to his Aug. 23rd fight against Michael Bisping in China? The 42-year-old Cung looked ripped to the gills and there was widespread speculation that he was on something. The suspicions were confirmed on Tuesday when the UFC released the following statement: “UFC middleweight Cung Le tested positive for … Read more

OMG: Another freakin UFC fighter tests positive for steroids

Here we go again. It’s getting hard to keep up with just how many UFC fighters have been getting popped lately for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). The latest casualty is featherweight Brian Ortega (8-0, 1 NC), an RFA transplant, who made his UFC debut in July when he submitted Michael De La Torre at UFC … Read more