UFC 257 medical suspensions: Conor McGregor possibly out for six months

Conor McGregor | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Conor McGregor may have headlined the first UFC pay-per-view of the year, but it could be a while before we see “The Notorious” in action again. In the lightweight main event of UFC 257 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, McGregor lost by second-round TKO to Dustin Poirier. […]

Ex-UFC Middleweight Bevon Lewis Suspended 6 Months for Positive Marijuana Test

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended Bevon Lewis six months for a positive marijuana test stemming from his Nov. 7 bout at UFC on ESPN 17. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

NAC suspends Bevon Lewis six months stemming from failed UFC drug test for marijuana

Bevon Lewis is the latest fighter to be suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission for a positive marijuana test. At the governing body’s monthly meeting held Wednesday, the NAC suspended Lewis (7-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) for six months and fined him a total of $1,345.36 ($1,200 fine + $145.36 in legal fees) due to a […]

UFC Fight Night 183 medical suspensions: Stephen Thompson among 10 facing six months

Stephen Thompson, Marlon Vera and Anthony Pettis are among 10 fighters facing potential six-month medical suspensions after UFC Fight Night 183. Thompson, who defeated Geoff Neal in this past Saturday’s main event in Las Vegas, will need doctor clearance for injuries to his right knee and thigh before he can return. His minimum suspension is […]

UFC Fight Night 183 Medical Suspensions: ‘Wonderboy’ Among 10 Fighters Facing 6 Months

The knee injury Stephen Thompson suffered at UFC Fight Night 183 is among a few ailments that could keep “Wonderboy” sidelined for up to six months. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC 256 medical suspensions: Deiveson Figueiredo, Brandon Moreno among seven potentially out six months

A total of seven fighters could be facing up to six-month shutdowns after their UFC 256 fights. UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) and Brandon Moreno (18-5-2 MMA, 6-2-2 UFC) who battled to a majority draw in the night’s headliner, could both have to wait up to six months before running things back. After […]

Yair Rodriguez suspended six months by USADA for failing to file location for random testing

Yair Rodriguez | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Yair Rodriguez will have to wait until 2021 to resume his career. The featherweight contender received a six-month suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency for violating the UFC’s anti-doping policy by failing to file his location for testing three times in the past 12 months. USADA officials […]

Niko Price suspended six months after testing positive for marijuana, ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone fight overturned to no-contest

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC UFC welterweight Niko Price will be sidelined six months after the Nevada State Athletic Commission handed down a suspension following a positive drug test for marijuana following his fight against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in September. The commission issued the sanction during a monthly meeting on Wednesday. In addition to his […]

Francis Ngannou laments inactivity with Stipe Miocic out: ‘I fought once for 20 seconds in the last 16 months’

Francis Ngannou | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Francis Ngannou is facing an uncertain future. Currently No. 1 in the UFC’s official rankings, Ngannou has seemingly done everything he possibly can to secure another shot at heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. Unfortunately for Ngannou, there has been no official word on if or when that matchup will […]

UFC Heavyweight Chase Sherman Suspended 9 Months for Anti-Doping Violation

UFC heavyweight Chase Sherman has been suspended for nine months for an anti-doping violation related to an in-competition sample collected on May 13, USADA announced Tuesday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC heavyweight Chase Sherman suspended 9 months by USADA following failed drug test

Chase Sherman | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC heavyweight Chase Sherman has been suspended for nine months by the United States Anti-Doping Agency following a failed drug test. USADA officials announced the news on Tuesday while confirming Sherman tested positive for anastrozole — an anti-estrogen drug that is banned at all times for athletes competing […]

UFC on ESPN+ 38 medical suspensions: James Krause will sit six months unless cleared by doctor

James Krause is one of two fighters who are looking at potential six-month stays on the sidelines after the UFC’s most recent event. Krause (28-8 MMA, 9-4 UFC) picked up a unanimous decision win over Claudio Silva (14-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) on the main card, but could be heard talking to his corner about a […]

Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson officially returns to USADA testing pool, UFC return still 6 months away

Anthony Johnson | Esther Lin Anthony Johnson is one step closer to his UFC return. The former light heavyweight title contender has officially re-entered the promotion’s anti-doping program through the United States Anti-Doping Agency. A testing update published on Sept. 10 revealed that Johnson took his first test after previously announcing plans to return to […]

Khamzat Chimaev Draws 2 Opponents in 2 Months Including Demian Maia

Ultimate Fighting Championship wunderkind Khamzat Chimaev has not one but two fights potentially lined up. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Aleksander Doskalchuk Suspended 14 Months for USADA Anti-Doping Violation

Would-be UFC competitor Aleksander Doskalchuk has accepted a 14-month suspension from USADA for a violation of the promotion’s anti-doping policy. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

John Allan books second UFC fight in next two months, replaces Gerald Meerschaert vs. Ed Herman in September

Brazilian light heavyweight John Allan has two fights booked for the next months in the UFC. | Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports John Allan will fight Roman Dolidze at UFC 255, a pay-per-view card scheduled for Nov. 21, but that won’t be his first fight back from suspension after all. Multiple sources told MMA Fighting that […]

UFC Fight Night 172 Medicals: Luana Carolina Faces 6 Months After Brutal Submission Loss

Luana Carolina is facing a potentially lengthy time on the sidelines following a brutal submission defeat to Ariane Lipski at UFC Fight Night 172. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Fight Island 2 medical suspensions: Luana Carolina could be out six months after brutal kneebar

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Flyweight Luana Carolina shrieked in pain as the “Queen of Violence” Ariane Lipski applied a kneebar early in their UFC Fight Island 2 meeting. The resulting damage could keep her out of the octagon for quite some time. Carolina led the list of medical suspensions issued by […]

Dana White reacts to Mike Perry’s recent issues: ‘I saw this coming in the last several months’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC President Dana White has given his first public statement on Mike Perry’s recent troubles. In a video that surfaced Wednesday night, Perry was seen punching an older man following a dispute at a restaurant in Lubbock, Texas. According to a police report, the UFC welterweight allegedly struck at least three […]

UFC lightweight Kevin Lee reveals upcoming ACL surgery, expects to be out of action for six months

Kevin Lee is going under the knife to repair a torn ACL. Surgery for Lee’s knee is scheduled for Thursday, he revealed to ESPN on Tuesday. According to Lee (18-6 MMA, 11-6 UFC), he’s looking at a six-month recovery before he can step into the UFC cage again. “It used to mean being out a […]

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