USADA suspends Werdum for two years

Former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has been suspended for two years after failing USADA drug test back in April. The USADA findings were officially announced on the USADA site for the UFC on September 11th. USADA announced today that UFC® athlete Fabricio Werdum, of Redondo Beach, Calif., has tested positive for a prohibited substance and … Read more

Tom Atencio does damage control on “Affliction: Trilogy” conference call

The “Affliction: Trilogy” media conference call that took place today went from a call that was originally supposed to have various fighters talking about their upcoming Aug. 1 fights to Affliction Entertainment Vice President Tom Atencio fielding questions regarding yesterday’s breaking news that one of their headlining fighters had tested positive for a banned substance and would not be allowed to fight.

Atencio spent roughly 20 minutes doing damage control and assuring reporters that he was doing everything in his power to find a suitable replacement for Josh Barnett to fight WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko.

Tom Atencio – Affliction: Trilogy conference call

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