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

Mirko Cro Cop flagged for doping violation

Mixed martial arts legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic announced his retirement earlier this week citing a shoulder injury. Now we’re being told Cro Cop has been flagged for a doping violation. MMAJunkie has the scoop: UFC announced today that a scheduled bout between Mirko Cro Cop and Anthony Hamilton in Seoul, South Korea has been … Read more

Vitor Belfort talks Helwani, Deadspin, TRT: ‘I’m available, I’m not running away from the media’

Vitor Belfort appeared on AXStv’s Inside MMA Friday night despite some tough questions. Belfort responded to the Deadspin article, saying he took the fight at UFC 152 on short notice and shared all of his information with the UFC and the athletic commission. He said he’s “not running away from the media” and claims he invited … 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

‘Guilty’ Chael Sonnen gets 2-year suspension at NSAC hearing, then recruited by them

As part of Chael Sonnen’s “punishment” for failing two random pre-fight drug tests leading up to a fight against Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 — and I use the term “punishment” loosely — Sonnen has been asked to help the Nevada State Athletic Commission battle performance enhancing drug use (PEDs) and educate other fighters on … Read more

Will Vitor Belfort get licensed; UFC Fight Pass to stream NSAC hearing Wednesday

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UFC officials have confirmed UFCFIGHTPASS.com will be streaming live coverage of this Wednesday’s (July 23) Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing. Officials said FIGHT PASS’s coverage of the previous Nevada Athletic Commission meeting was very well received, and they are happy to provide live coverage of the Commission meeting for their subscribers once again. The Commission meeting is scheduled … 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

White: Weidman will fight Belfort next if…

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Following Chris Weidman’s two stoppages of Anderson Silva and his recent win over Lyoto Machida, UFC President Dana White says the middleweight champ will take on former TRT user Vitor Belfort next… if and when he can pass the drug screen process and get cleared by the athletic commission. From UFC.com: White said that next up … Read more

Brian Stann gives a perfect response to Chael Sonnen’s firing

Following the UFC and FOX Sports termination of Chael Sonnen, former UFC middleweight and fellow FOX Sports on-air analyst, Brian Stann, shared his thoughts on the firing of MMA’s silver-tongued devil: “@AverageJoeArt: @BrianStann do you think UFC/FOX making an example of Chael is just?” Yes, absolutely no other choice imo — Brian Stann (@BrianStann) July … Read more