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Drugs and PEDs

USADA responds to McGregor not being tested this year

The drug testing body sought to clarify their testing protocols.

In or out: It’s time for UFC to address McGregor’s USADA status

This isn’t about PED’s, it’s about transparency and fairness and right now fighters and fans have neither

Green: Drug test failure led to Miller fight cancellation

A remorseful ‘King’ addressed the circumstances around his canceled fight against Jim Miller.

It’s been nearly a year since McGregor’s last USADA test

It looks as though USADA has tested Conor McGregor far less than others who have been inactive as long (or longer) than he has.

Askar Mozharov hit with drug test failure

The Ukranian fighter came under heavy scrutiny for a number of falsified wins on his MMA record ahead of his 2022 UFC debut.

You’re still a ‘little boy’ - Jorge Masvidal accuses ‘fake’ Conor McGregor of steroid use

Jorge Masvidal says Conor McGregor is shooting up steroids.

USADA denies it asked Ferguson sign a ‘beneficiary agreement’

Tony Ferguson said USADA asked him to sign a ‘beneficiary agreement’ before he got his hands wrapped at UFC 274

Report - Kape off UFC Vegas 52 due to Turinabol metabolite

The former RIZIN bantamweight champion’s quest for UFC gold appears to have hit another snag.

UFC releases heavyweight after second doping violation

Test positive for steroids once, shame on you. Test positive for steroids twice, get bounced from the roster.

Nascimento cleared from USADA violation, wants win put back on record

Heavyweight Rodrigo Nascimento tested positive for ritalinic acid after his TKO win over Alan Baudot, in 2021.

UFC fighter suspended nine months by NSAC for failed drug test 

Lazishvili can fight again as early as July.

Dillashaw among top three of USADA’s most-tested UFC fighters of 2021

T.J. Dillashaw, who was suspended for a banned substance in 2019, is one of USADA’s most-tested UFC fighters of 2021.

USADA give Michel Prazeres 4-year suspension

The longtime UFC lightweight and welterweight was recently granted his release from the promotion. And this latest news seems likely behind the decision.

Lee gets six-month suspension and $16K fine for failed drug test

Former interim title challenger Kevin Lee received a hefty sanction for his recent drug test failure.

Dillashaw: I’ll be a ‘f-ing animal’ on UFC return, dismisses PED past

The former bantamweight champion claims that if he really felt PEDs were responsible for his success, he wouldn’t be jumping back into the deep end of the bantamweight pool.

Nevada Athletic Commission no longer disciplining fighters for marijuana

But there will not be any retroactive application of the new rule.

Dillashaw dislikes Sandhagen’s PED comments, but still likes him

T.J. Dillashaw understands the business of fight promotion, but was not thrilled to hear some pre-fight comments about PED usage from upcoming opponent, Cory Sandhagen.

Dillashaw: Layoff was a ‘blessing,’ I don’t have to fight for money now

Former UFC champion TJ Dillashaw sees an upside in his recent two-year suspension.

Abu Azaitar hit with 7-month USADA suspension

Shortly after his brother, Ottman Azaitar, was released from the UFC for violating the promotion’s Abu Dhabi COVID-19 protocols, USADA has announced that Abu Azaitar has been suspended 7 months for violating the UFC Anti-Doping policy.

Parry suspended four years for multiple PEDs, falsifying evidence

It seems that Chi Lewis-Parry’s UFC career is over before it even begun.

Hill: NSAC’s ‘goofy’ marijuana sanctions are a ‘waste of resources’

Light heavyweight Jamahal Hill isn’t too pleased with the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s cannabis sanctions.

Dillashaw: ‘I would’ve been able to justify’ EPO use if I didn’t get caught

T.J. Dillashaw spoke candidly about his failed drug test and what he would’ve done if he didn’t get caught.

‘I was proven innocent’ - Jon Jones responds to DC over PED use

Daniel Cormier recently said that Jon Jones’ drug test failures eliminated him ‘from the conversation’ of greatest of all time. Unsurprisingly, Jones has a bone to pick with that interpretation.

Tyson admits to using prosthetic penis with ‘my baby’s urine’ to pass drug test

Mike Tyson talks about a creative way to pass a drug test.

White: We’re loosening up marijuana rules, but you can’t fight while high

UFC president Dana White talks about one of the longstanding drug-testing issues that lead to multiple fighter suspensions.

Jon Jones confirms infamous story of hiding from drug testers

Remember the story about Jon Jones hiding under a cage?

Adesanya gets MRI for ‘tender’ right pec; laughs off PED accusations

Israel Adesanya vehemently denies taking steroids.

NSAC suspends and fines four UFC fighters for failed drug tests

Four UFC fighters will sit out for a few months after testing positive for banned substances.

‘USADA never came for me in Brasil’ - Costa taunts Adesanya

Israel Adesanya has been saying that he doesn’t think Paulo Costa has been getting drug tested, and ‘Borrachinha’ seems more than happy to play up the narrative.

UFC’s Barriault believes tainted supplement caused positive drug test

Barriault defeated Oskar Piechota on June 20th in Nevada.

Tim Elliott & Jamahal Hill popped for weed

Both Elliott and light heavyweight UFC fighter Jamahal Hill were announced as having failed drug tests surrounding their May 30th fights in Nevada.

Melendez: ‘It’s no one’s business what I’m putting into my body’

Gilbert Melendez was tested and suspended after his UFC release.