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Drugs and PEDs

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.

Mendes slams ‘wooden eye’ Bisping, ‘crock of sh-t’ USADA

The war of words between Chad Mendes and Michael Bisping continues.

Cung Le: UFC threw me under the bus in 2014 drug-test issue

UFC veteran Cung Le talks about his failed drug test in 2014 that resulted in a year-long suspension.

Sexually transmitted PEDs? USADA finds two athletes ‘not at fault’

This is getting weird.

Survey: 45.9 percent of MMA fighters today use cannabis

Nearly half of fighters across different promotions apparently use cannabis, both for recreational and recovery purposes.

USADA loophole? Costa says suspended ‘Wizard’ is ‘still my doctor’

Did Costa just openly talk about a USADA loophole?

Brazilian doctor suspended for issuing IV prescription to Costa

A Brazilian doctor was issued a two-year suspension by USADA for prescribing IV infusions to UFC middleweight Paulo Costa

Tyson Fury under investigation again over past doping allegations

A man who supplied key supporting testimony to Tyson Fury’s claim that tainted meat caused his 2015 drug test failure now says he was offered £25,000 to lie.

Tito’s win restored; commission confirms ‘substance’ was doctor prescribed

Texas’ commission did not handle this well.

Penne suspended 20-months for second USADA violation

It looks like Penne’s career isn’t quite as dead in the water as it looked back in January, when the fighter announced that she was facing a 4-year ban from the UFC’s drug testing agency.

CM Punk, Nick Diaz, Gustafsson among those recently USADA tested

Inactive fighters like Nick Diaz and Alexander Gustafsson are still being tested by USADA.