UFC 25 video: ‘Tested: The Story of the UFC Anti-Doping Program with USADA’

UFC officials recently announced that the promotion’s Emmy-nominated short film series, “UFC 25 Years in Short,” is no longer exclusive to UFC Fight Pass. Originally released in 2018, the compilation of 25 short films was produced to celebrate the UFC’s 25th anniversary. In April, the docuseries received a Sports Emmy Award nomination in the “Outstanding […]

UFC Heavyweight Yaozong Hu Suspended 10 Months by USADA

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Yaozong Hu has accepted a 10-month suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after testing positive for a prohibited substance. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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 […]

Marvin Vettori urges fellow fighters to ‘be careful’ following six-month USADA ban 

Marvin Vettori insists that he has no idea how ostarine ended up in his system and is chomping at the bit for his UFC return on July 13 against Cezar Ferreira. “The Italian Dream” was handed a six-month retroactive ban after he was flagged for the substance in an out-of-competition test dating back to August […]

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 […]

Jessica Aguilar Learns From USADA That UFC Contract Was Not Renewed

Women’s mixed martial arts pioneer Jessica Aguilar is no longer with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ali Abdelaziz: Fabricio Werdum will enter USADA testing pool next week

Despite being “sour” about a two-year suspension, former UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum intends to return to the octagon. Werdum’s manager Ali Abdelaziz said Werdum will re-enter the testing pool administered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and make a comeback. “Fabricio is going to come back and be a top-five heavyweight in the world,” […]

Neil Magny announces failed USADA test that led to UFC Rochester withdrawal

Earlier this week, Neil Magny was forced to withdraw from a scheduled bout with Vicente Luque this upcoming Saturday at UFC Rochester. He announced Tuesday that his withdrawal was due to a failed USADA test. The 31-year-old welterweight broke the news on Instagram, stating that he failed an out-of-competition drug test for the banned substance […]

Neil Magny: Failed USADA Test Led to Withdrawal from UFC Rochester

A potential USADA anti-doping violation forced Neil Magny’s withdrawal from the UFC Rochester co-main event. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Michael Chandler ‘a little bit jealous’ of USADA testing in UFC: ‘I wish they were testing me’

The bad blood between reigning Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler and featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire has been boiling for almost a decade. In comparing his Brazilian foe to a roommate who eventually got on his nerves, Chandler pointed to his two victories over Freire’s older brother, Patricky, as the genesis of the heat. However, […]

Amanda Ribas sees two-year USADA sanction terminated

Amanda Ribas was suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency for almost two years, but that sanction has now been reduced. The USADA announced Friday that Ribas’s two-year suspension for a positive drug test dating back to June 7, 2017, has been terminated, effective immediately. Ribas tested positive for ostarine, an anabolic agent that is […]

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 Sherdog.com

Paulo Costa suspended six months by USADA for prohibited IV use

Paulo Costa has been suspended by USADA, but is eligible to return to the UFC immediately. The UFC middleweight contender was handed a six-month ban by USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, for the prohibited usage of an intravenous infusion (IV) twice in 2017, the agency announced Friday. Costa’s suspension is retroactive to Aug. 10, 2018, […]

USADA: Tom Lawlor ‘might have been eligible for a lower sanction’ had ostarine case come now

Tom Lawlor might have been the victim of bad timing, according to the UFC’s anti-doping partner. The former UFC fighter was suspended two years by USADA for testing positive for the prohibited substance ostarine in February 2017. He was eligible to return in October 2018, but was released by the UFC prior to getting that […]

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 Sherdog.com

Victim of contaminated supplement, Augusto Mendes looks back at ‘frustrating, disappointing’ year dealing with USADA

Augusto Mendes was one of four fighters issued six-month suspensions by the United States Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday in cases of contaminated supplements. The problem is, he was originally flagged 13 months ago. “Tanquinho” tested positive for performance-enhancing drug ostarine in March 2018, a month before a planned UFC bout with Merab Dvalishvili, and “didn’t […]

Sean O’Malley, Nicco Montaño, two others suspended six months by USADA in contaminated supplement cases

Four UFC fighters have been suspended six months by USADA, all for testing positive for the banned substance ostarine, the UFC’s anti-doping partner announced Tuesday. The four fighters were former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montaño, prospect Sean O’Malley, Augusto Mendes and Marvin Vettori. All had trace amounts of ostarine in their system in drug […]

UFC’s Jeff Novitzky: USADA ‘still evaluating’ Paulo Costa case

Paulo Costa seems to still be trying to work his way back to the Octagon. The UFC middleweight contender was recently fined by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) for an undisclosed violation, which Costa has said was triggered by his use of a stomach medication before a 2017 fight. In an interview with […]

Nicco Montano, Sean O’Malley Among Four Fighters Suspended by USADA for Ostarine

Former UFC flyweight champion Nicco Montano and highly regarded bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malleyy were among four fighters to receive six-month suspensions from USADA after testing positive for the banned substance ostarine. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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