Lyoto Machida Accepts 18 Month USADA Suspension

Today the United States Anti-Doping Agency revealed that UFC fighter Lyoto Machida was handed an 18 month suspension for an anti doping policy violation stemming from both admitted use followed by a failed test taken out of competition. The reduced penalty, which has a baseline of 2 years for this violation, was apparently due to … More Lyoto Machida Accepts 18 Month USADA Suspension

UFC Fighter Has USADA Suspension Cut in Half Due to “forthright declaration”

Today USADA announced that “UFC athlete, George Sullivan, of Red Bank, N.J., has accepted a one-year sanction for an anti-doping policy violation after declaring the use of a prohibited substance contained in a product that was inaccurately labeled.” Sullivan “declared the use of Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) on his sample collection paperwork when describing his use … More UFC Fighter Has USADA Suspension Cut in Half Due to “forthright declaration”

“Reckless” Jon Jones Suspended 1 year by USADA

Today Chairman Michael J. Bellof released reasons for judgement handing Jon Jones a 12 month period of ineligibility due to a failed out of competition drug test administrated on June 16, 2016. In short the sample tested positive for hydroxyclomiphene (a metabolite of clomiphre) and a letrozole metabolite.  These are ‘specified substances’ under the UFC’s … More “Reckless” Jon Jones Suspended 1 year by USADA

CABMMA Announces 7 Doping Violations

Adding to MMA’s ever growing doping list, Brazil’s MMA Athletic Commission(CABMMA) announced 7 positive anti-doping violations spanning from March – May 2016. The following chart was released detailing the violations in Portuguese (h/t Joe Seatter) Which, crudely translated into English via Google, reads as follows

Amateur MMA Athlete Handed 4 Year Doping Ban

The International Mixed Martial Arts Association announced a 4 year ban handed to an athlete for an anti-doping violation. In a press release published yesterday the IMMAF reports as follows: An independent tribunal appointed by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has found that Ms Jamie Herrington from Canada, (Gold Medallist in the 145lb … More Amateur MMA Athlete Handed 4 Year Doping Ban

Brock Lesnar’s Uphill Anti-Doping Battle Following UFC 200

Earlier this year it was revealed that Brock Lesnar failed in and out of competition tests surrounding his bout with Mark Hunt at UFC 200 with “Clomiphene and hydroxyclomiphene” being detected. Lesnar is undergoing results management with the United States Anti Doping Agency who oversee the UFC’s in house anti-doping program and further facing regulatory consequences … More Brock Lesnar’s Uphill Anti-Doping Battle Following UFC 200

Nevada State Athletic Commission Overhauls Anti Doping Regulations

(Image courtesy of MixedMartialArts.com’s Kirik Jenness) Although little media attention was received, on September 9, 2016 Nevada overhauled their combat sports regulations with many significant changes most notably to the anti doping scheme. The full regulations can be found here. The key changes to the anti doping rules are as follows which all Nevada combat … More Nevada State Athletic Commission Overhauls Anti Doping Regulations

Shlemenko Doping Penalties Reduced – Full Judicial Reasons

Last year the California State Athletic Commission fined Alexander Shlemenko and handed him a three year suspension after “testing positive for steroids”. As previously reported the regulatory hearing left much to be desired from a perspective of due process and objective fairness.  Shlemenko judicially reviewed the CSAC’s decision and in part succeeded by having his fine … More Shlemenko Doping Penalties Reduced – Full Judicial Reasons

How Lyoto Machida May Cut his USADA Doping Ban in Half

Update November 16, 2106 – Today it was announced that Machida accepted a 18 month suspension with the reduction being due in part to his “prompt admission”. Update November 8, 2016 – Today it was announced that George Sullivan had his USADA suspension cut in half due in part to his self disclosure giving hope … More How Lyoto Machida May Cut his USADA Doping Ban in Half

Study Finds Widespread Use of WADA Prohibited Drug in Supplements

Former Olympian and current UFC fighter Yoel Romero recently made headlines in the world of combat sports by being on the wrong end of a tainted supplements scandal.  In short the United States Anti-Doping Agency independently tested a supplement Romero was using and found it contained a World Anti-Doping Agency banned substance not labelled on … More Study Finds Widespread Use of WADA Prohibited Drug in Supplements