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 an excess level of Human Growth Hormone in his system following his fight at UFC Fight Night in Macao, China on August 23. Due to his positive test result, Le was suspended by the UFC and notified that he violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes. Le will serve a nine-month suspension and, at its conclusion, will need to pass a drug test before competing in the UFC again.”
Does Dana White really want to keep trying to tell us that the UFC doesn’t have a PED problem? Get your head out of the sand.