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.

ProMMAnow.com UFC on FX 7 staff picks

staff picks

The ProMMAnow.com staff weighs in with their thoughts and predictions on UFC on FX 7 going down Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort square off in the main event. A win for Bisping should earn him a title shot with Anderson Silva. CB Dollaway faces TUF Brazil standout Daniel Sarafian in his UFC debut. Gabriel Gonzaga returns against “Big” Ben Rothwell, and Russian Sambo master Khabib Nurmagomedov travels into enemy territory to put his incredible win streak on the line against BJJ black belt Thiago Tavares.

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We take a look at five huge questions going into the UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping event that’s set for Brazil on Saturday night. The event will take place in Brazil so you already know the crowd will be crazy hyped with a popular Brazilian (Belfort) in the main event.