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My wife had bulked up for a Shidokan fight bccause she thought she was going to be matched with a girl that was 6” taller and about 40lbs heavier than her.

After the fight, she began to cut weight for her next match.… Continue Reading...

Four UFC fighters get six-month USADA suspensions over supplements

Ostarine has again popped up as the culprit in contaminated supplement cases involving UFC fighters, with four fighters accepting six-month suspensions, per the promotion’s anti-doping administrator.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) today announced settlements after out-of-competition test failures from Augusto Mendes (March 7, 2018), Marvin Vettori (August 24, 2018), Sean O’Malley (September 5 and December 8, 2018) and inaugural flyweight champ Nicco Montano (October 25, 2018).… Continue Reading...

Russia Loses Olympic Silver After Failed PED Test


The Court of Arbitration for Sport says a Russian boxer and Romanian weightlifter will lose medals from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after failing doping tests at the games.

Misha Aloian won a flyweight silver medal in a bout on the final day of the Olympics in August and tested positive for the banned stimulant tuaminoheptane.… Continue Reading...

Premier Boxing fighter tests positive for steroid stanozolol

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Heavyweight Andrzej Wawrzyk, who was due to challenge Deontay Wilder for his world title on Feb. 25 in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card on Fox in prime time, has tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol.

Wawrzyk and Wilder were being randomly tested — blood and urine — under the rules of the WBC’s Clean Boxing Program, which is overseen by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.… Continue Reading...

DeGale: We’re Risking Our Lives; PED Epidemic in Boxing Must Stop

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James DeGale admits he once was naïve to how prevalent performance-enhancing drug use is in boxing.

Now, however, DeGale doesn’t want to participate in a fight unless he knows his opponent is clean. The IBF super middleweight champion demanded Olympic-style drug testing for his 168-pound championship unification fight against Badou Jack on January 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (Showtime).… Continue Reading...

MMA: Brock Lesnar suspended for one year in doping case


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Brock Lesnar’s MMA future remains uncertain, but the results of his doping case no longer are.

The former UFC heavyweight champion was suspended one year by USADA for failing two drug tests in relation to UFC 200 in July, the UFC’s anti-doping partner announced Wednesday in a press release. Lesnar is eligible to return to the Octagon on July 15, 2017, one year after his provisional USADA suspension began.… Continue Reading...

Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones each suspended one year for failed drug tests

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After failing two U.S. Anti-Doping Association drug tests surrounding his return to mixed martial arts at UFC 200, Brock Lesnar has been handed a one-year suspension and a fine of $250,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Jon Jones, who was pulled from the UFC 200 card due to a failed test, will also serve a one-year suspension after his settlement agreement was approved Thursday by the NSAC.… Continue Reading...

Ken Shamrock’s fight license revoked in Texas after positive steroid test

Ken Shamrock’s comeback in the cage will have to be put on hold.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has revoked the fight license of the MMA legend and fined him $2,500 after he tested positive for steroids in February, according to public records obtained by MMA Fighting.

Shamrock won’t be able to re-apply for a license until March 4, 2017, per Texas Combative Sports director Greg Alvarez.… Continue Reading...

Another UFC fighter suspended for steroids

The boys and girls at United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) are not playing around.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Ricardo Abreu has been suspended for two years by USADA after an out-of-competition test taken on June 3 showed that Abreu tested positive for steroids; specifically Norandrosterone and noretiocholanolone, according to USADA.Continue Reading...

Brock Lesnar Facing $1.25 Million+ Fine Due to Failed Drug Test

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Brock Lesnar’s possible failed drug test for UFC 200 could end up being one of the most expensive mistakes of his professional athletic career. According to, Lesnar could face a fine from the Nevada State Athletic Commission in the amount of $1.25 million to as high as $1.875 million.… Continue Reading...