Ben Rothwell responds to potential anti-doping policy violation

No. 5 ranked UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell is the latest fighter to be flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping policy violation. The result stems from an out of competition test taken last month and his scheduled bout against former champ Fabricio Werdum at UFC 211 in May is now in jeopardy and most likely is … 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

Four Bellator 127 fighters fail drug tests; Coker responds

UFC isn’t the only one dealing with a slew of failed drug tests lately. In fact, four Bellator fighters were popped in California following their fights in Temecula earlier this month. The California State Athletic Commission announced today that all 22 fighters on the Bellator 127 card were tested, and these four tested positive for … 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

Dana White reacts to Chael Sonnen’s failed drug test; blames NSAC and Sonnen | VIDEO

http://youtu.be/G2ZrGMJXncM UFC President Dana White was a guest on FOX Sports 1’s “America’s Pregame” Wednesday to share his thoughts on Chael Sonnen failing a random drug test leading up to his July 5th scheduled bout against Vitor Belfort at UFC 175. White explained who he feels is at fault here and whether or not there’s … Read more

Chael Sonnen plans to appeal failed drug test | VIDEO

http://youtu.be/NIdMXe9xDsU Chael Sonnen was scheduled to fight Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 on July 5th in Las Vegas. As of now that bout is not happening due to Sonnen failing a random drug test. Sonnen was on FOX Sports 1’s “America’s Pregame” on Tuesday to discuss the failed drug test and the ramifications. QUOTES: Chael … Read more

Athletic commission bans use of TRT in Nevada

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today voted unanimously to ban therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy. That means guys like Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson and others who have previously received exemptions in the state will no longer be permitted to use the hormone treatment.