Tavares claims ‘false positive’ on failed drug test

UFC officials confirmed earlier this week that Brazilian lightweight Thiago Tavares (17-5-1) failed his UFC on FX 7 post-fight drug test following a first round KO loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov on Jan. 19 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tavares tested positive for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone and has been suspended for nine months.

Tavares released a statement today regarding the failed drug test.

Thiago Tavares suspended for nine months after testing positive for Drostanolone

UFC officials today confirmed that Brazilian lightweight fighter Thiago Tavares failed his UFC on FX 7 post-fight drug test. The event took place at Sao Paulo’s Ibirapuera Gymnasium on Jan. 19, with Tavares dropping a first round KO loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Move to Tuesday boosts ratings for The Ultimate Fighter; UFC on FX 7 most-watched UFC event in FX history

The decision to move The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) on FX from Friday nights to Tuesday nights so far proves to be the right choice for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Fox Sports Media Group.

Season 17 of the reality TV series made its special two-hour premiere Tuesday night on FX from 8 – 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Three reasons why Vitor Belfort versus Hector Lombard is a great idea

So…… here’s what I was thinking the other night after the UFC fight…..

Vitor vs. Hector…. And here’s why.

Reason #1 Vitor Belfort is the current gatekeeper for a title shot

Following Vitor Belfort’s amazing 2nd round finish of Michael Bisping in the last UFC on FX, it is evident that Vitor is the gatekeeper for the 185 lb division.

Why do I say gatekeeper?

Vitor Belfort wants rematch with Jon Jones, not Anderson Silva

UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort made quick work of Michael Bisping in the main event of the UFC on FX 7 card in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Saturday night. However, he made a surprising request in his post-fight interview with Jon Anik when he called for a rematch with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and not UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping video highlights

We have you covered in case you missed the main event of the UFC on FX 7 card on Saturday night that took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The main event was a middleweight clash between two highly fighters in Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping. Bisping was a win away from a title shot against Anderson Silva, but those dreams were crushed with one head kick.

UFC on FX 7 recap: Vitor Belfort derails Michael Bisping by TKO

The UFC middleweight division had a clear number one contender in Michael Bisping coming into the main event of the UFC on FX 7 event. Vitor Belfort changed all of that, derailing the title hopes of Bisping with a high kick that led to a second-round TKO just 1:27 into the round. Vitor Belfort started … Read more