UFC Heavyweight standout Roy Nelson told Bloody Elbow recently that he was serious about filling the position of executive director of athletics in Nevada. Keith Kizer vacated the position and it became open to “all qualified applicants”. Nelson has always been an outspoken person and would be a polarizing figure in that position for sure. He was up front about his intentions and dead serious to boot.
His first shot at fighting in the Octagon was set aside when a staph infection sidelined Robert Drysdale. It seems elevated levels of testosterone will prevent him from getting a license for a scheduled UFC 167 bout with Cody Donovan. Although Drysdale tested negative for any banned substance or steroids, his T/E ratio came in at 19.4 -1. That number is three times the allowed limit
In an email received earlier today Keith Kizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission stated all the fighters from UFC 160 had tested negative during the screening process except for bantamweight Brian Bowles. Bowles registered a positive test of over 20-to-1 testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio. Kizer advised a complaint was forthcoming
Following the NSAC’s decision Tuesday to suspend UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem for a failed drug test, ProMMAnow.com and a small group of MMA media spoke with Executive Director Keith Kizer about the ruling.
Keith Kizer, Executive Director for the Nevada State Athletic Commission, has confirmed with ProMMAnow.com via email at least one fighter from this past Saturday’s UFC 143 card in Las Vegas has failed their drug test.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed via email on Tuesday that former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and current top contender Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal tested positive for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone following his first round TKO win over Lorenz Larkin at “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine” on Jan. 7 at the Hard … Read more