Former Greg Hardy Foe Dmitry Smoliakov Suspended 2 Years for Failed USADA Drug Tests

Heavyweight Dmitry Smoliakov has been suspended for two years after failing a pair of drug tests. View full post on Recent News on

Dmitrii Smoliakov suspended for USADA violations before and after Greg Hardy fight

It turns out the fighter who was finished in rapid order by Greg Hardy, then had his credentials questioned by UFC president Dana White, was on juice for his fight. Russian heavyweight Dmitri Smoliakov put in a less-than-spectacular performance against Hardy on April 27 at UFC on ESPN+ 8, losing via TKO at the 2:15 […]

Former UFC heavyweight Dmitrii Smoliakov suspended two years by USADA following failed drug test

UFC heavyweight Dmitrii Smoliakov will be out until 2021 after receiving a two-year suspension from USADA after failing a pair of drug tests. USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) announced the news on Tuesday. “Smoliakov, 37, tested positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) and intact human chorionic gonadtrophin (hCG) as the result of urine samples he […]

USADA Statement On CB Dollaway

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USADA Statement on Roman Dolidze

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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 […]

UFC newcomer Roman Dolidze suspended by USADA before he could make his debut

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting UFC newcomer Roman Dolidze will have to wait until 2020 before he can make his Octagon debut after he was suspended one year after testing positive for a banned substance. USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) officials announced the news on Friday while revealing that Dolidze will face a one-year suspension retroactive […]

Ben Rothwell Happy To Be Back, Still Frustrated At His Treatment by USADA

Ben Rothwell returns to the Octagon this weekend to take on former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. The fight kicks off the main card on Saturday night, and Rothwell claims he’s happy being back doing what he loves but says his experience with the United States Anti-Doping Agency left a bad taste in […]

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 […]

USADA suspends UFC’s Alen Amedovski for THC but gives, reduces time for cooperation

UFC middleweight Alen Amedovski has accepted a six-month suspension for the active drug in marijuana. But by cooperating with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, his time was cut in half. The UFC’s anti-doping partner on Thursday announced a three-month suspension for Amedovski, who came in over the 150 ng/mL limit for Carboxy-THC following a drug test […]

Alen Amedovski accepts six-month USADA sanction for cannabis metabolite

Alen Amedovski in action against Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Saint Petersburg on April 20, 2019 | Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images On Thursday, USADA announced that UFC middleweight Alen Amedovski accepted a six-month sanction after failing a drug test in April. The 31-year-old tested positive for Carboxy-THC, a cannabis metabolite, from an in-competition […]

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 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

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

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 […]

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