Roman Dolidze accepts one-year suspension from USADA for anti-doping violation

Five months after UFC light heavyweight Roman Dolidze (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for a positive test, the Ukrainian has accepted a one-year suspension. The undefeated fighter was scheduled twice since signing with the promotion earlier this year, but withdrew from both bouts. First, Doldize was scheduled to take […]

Ben Rothwell opens up on ‘dark time’ after USADA suspension

SAN ANTONIO – The last time Ben Rothwell met with the media, he was in no mood to talk. Three months later, Rothwell (36-11 MMA, 6-5 UFC) can hardly contain himself as he approaches the first rematch of his 50-fight career, a second go-around with ex-UFC champ Andrei Arlovski (27-18 MMA, 16-12 UFC) at UFC […]

Alen Amedovski Accepts Reduced Suspension for Marijuana

Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Alen Amedovski has accepted a reduced suspension after testing positive for marijuana. View full post on Recent News on

Former UFC Signee Ivan Shtyrkov Accepts 2-Year USADA Suspension

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship signee Ivan Shtyrkov has been suspended for two years by USADA for an anti-doping violation. View full post on Recent News on

UFC 238 Medicals: Cerrone Handed Indefinite Suspension, Needs CT and MRI Clearance

Donald Cerrone will need to be cleared before he can get back into the Octagon again. View full post on Recent News on

Nicco Montano happy to finally resume her career following USADA suspension 

It’s been a painfully long road for Nicco Montano since winning the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight title in 2017. Following her win over Roxanne Modafferi to become champion, Montano was forced to sit out the first half of 2018 due to a lingering foot injury that plagued her during filming of “The Ultimate Fighter” as […]

Cleared to return, Amanda Ribas explains why USADA suspension was ‘a gift from God’

Two years later, Amanda Ribas will finally enter the Octagon to compete. The Brazilian strawweight prospect signed with the UFC to fight Juliana Lima at TUF 25 Finale on July 7, 2017, in Las Vegas, but was removed from the card due to a potential anti-doping violation. A day later, Ribas released a statement denying […]

Vindication? Amanda Ribas’ 2-Year Suspension Overturned After Serving 23 Months

Prospective Ultimate Fighting Championship strawweight Amanda Ribas will be back in action a month earlier than she expected. View full post on Recent News on

Paulo Costa Accepts 6-Month USADA Suspension for IV Use

Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Paulo Henrique Costa has accepted a six-month suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after violating the policy prohibiting the use of intravenous infusion of permitted substances. View full post on Recent News on

Morning Report: Marlon Moraes on T.J. Dillashaw’s suspension: ‘Two years is not enough’

Since coming over to the UFC from World Series of Fighting, Marlon Moraes has had his eyes on the bantamweight title, and for much of that time, that title was held by T.J. Dillashaw. After suffering a setback in his promotional debut, Moraes has gone on to win four in a row and it appeared […]

Nicco Montano releases statement on USADA suspension, hopes for summer return

After it was revealed Tuesday that Nicco Montano has been on the shelf due to a suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency, the former UFC flyweight champion provided her own update on the situation. It was announced by the USADA that Montano (4-2) is currently serving a six-month suspension dating back to Nov. 15, […]

Nicco Montano Releases Statement on USADA Suspension, Targets Summer UFC Return

It’s been a while since Nicco Montano has been inside the Octagon, but she is hoping that changes in the coming months. View full post on Recent News on

Walt Harris accepts four-month USADA suspension

Walt Harris’s business with the United States Anti-Doping Agency and the California State Athletic Commission has been resolved. On Monday, the USADA announced that Harris has accepted a four-month suspension for a positive drug test tied to his recent fight against Andrei Arlovski at UFC 232 in Inglewood, California, on Dec. 29, 2018. This is […]

Walt Harris Accepts 4-Month USADA Suspension for Anti-Doping Violation

Walt Harris has been suspended four months by the USADA for a failed drug test at UFC 232 this past December. View full post on Recent News on

USADA gives Walt Harris four-month suspension for contaminated supplement

UFC heavyweight Walt Harris has been suspended four month by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the agency announced Monday. The 35-year-old Harris tested positive for the anabolic agent LGD-4033 in an in-competition urine sample collected by the California State Athletic Commission at UFC 232 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. While Harris could have been suspended […]

T.J. Dillashaw Posts Statement Apologizing for Drug Test Failure and Suspension

T.J. Dillashaw has posted a series of videos apologizing for his conduct and expressing his remorse after accepting a two-year suspension for his positive drug test. View full post on Recent News on

Mairbek Taisumov Receives 6-Month Suspension from USADA for Anti-Doping Violation

Mairbek Taisumov has accepted a six-month suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after testing positive for stanozolol, after proving that his supplements were contaminated. View full post on Recent News on

The A-Side Live Chat: T.J. Dillashaw suspension, UFC 236, Brock Lesnar, Lobov vs. Malignaggi, ONE, more

This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. Today on the show, we’ll be talking about T.J. Dillashaw’s two-year suspension from USADA for failing a drug test. What are the big takeaways from the news? What does the former UFC bantamweight champion’s positive drug test for EPO indicate? What kind of damage does this […]

Cody Garbrandt rips ‘scumbag’ T.J. Dillashaw after USADA suspension

Cody Garbrandt wants to see all of T.J. Dillashaw’s sins laid to bare. After the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced Tuesday that Dillashaw had been handed a two-year suspension for a failed drug test tied to his bout with Henry Cejudo at UFC Brooklyn in January, it didn’t take long for “No Love” to comment […]

Cody Garbrandt responds to T.J. Dillashaw’s USADA suspension

You had to figure it wouldn’t take long after Tuesday’s announcement of T.J. Dillashaw’s U.S. Anti-Doping Agency suspension for Cody Garbrandt to chime in on things. Former UFC bantamweight champion Dillashaw accepted a two-year suspension after testing positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) in an in-competition testing sample leading up to his failed attempt to […]

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