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USADA to Honor 19 UFC Athletes Who Have Passed 25 Consecutive Drug Tests

If you’ve been a clean athlete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship for a significant period of time, your efforts will not go unrecognized.
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USADA to Honor 19 UFC Athletes Who Have Passed 25 Consecutive Drug Tests

If you’ve been a clean athlete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship for a significant period of time, your efforts will not go unrecognized.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

USADA to Honor 19 UFC Athletes Who Have Passed 25 Consecutive Drug Tests

If you’ve been a clean athlete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship for a significant period of time, your efforts will not go unrecognized.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

USADA to Honor 19 UFC Athletes Who Have Passed 25 Consecutive Drug Tests

If you’ve been a clean athlete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship for a significant period of time, your efforts will not go unrecognized.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

USADA to Honor 19 UFC Athletes Who Have Passed 25 Consecutive Drug Tests

If you’ve been a clean athlete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship for a significant period of time, your efforts will not go unrecognized.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Adrenaline Is A Hell Of A Drug (Just Don’t Die Out There)

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is roughly 48 hours away from its upcoming UFC on FOX 29: “Poirier vs. Gaethje” mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which takes place this Saturday night (April 14, 2018) inside Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

As the title suggests, UFC on FOX 29 will be headlined by the lightweight showdown pitting Dustin Poirier against Justin Gaethje, in what is widely-expected to be one of the best fights of the year, stylistically speaking.

There is a reason they call Gaethje “The Highlight.”

“I know he’s gonna try to hurt me on Saturday and I’m gonna try to do the same,” the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) import said. “That’s what I signed up for. Adrenaline is a hell of a drug and my adrenaline is pumping. This is going to be the most exciting live event in the world on Saturday. If you’re there, you’re gonna remember it for the rest of your life.”

Especially if someone dies, which is why Poirier may take his foot off the gas.

“The Diamond” recognizes what Gaethje brings to the table and has to fight the temptation to get sucked into a war. Not only because it increases the chance of a flash knockout, but also because bloodbaths tend to scramble the brains and shorten careers.

“I want to be a world champion. I’m not going out there looking to see who’s willing to lose more blood, because I’ll die out there,” Poirier said. “I know I would, but I don’t want that. I want to go in there and have a smooth fight and show my skill.”

Combined, they have a staggering 33 finishes — 25 of them knockouts.

Poirier (22-5, 1 NC) is coming off a violent submission win over Anthony Pettis at UFC Fight Night 120, good enough for a “Fight of the Night” performance bonus. Not surprisingly, Gaethje (18-1) earned the same bonus — worth $ 50,000 — in his UFC 218 war against Eddie Alvarez. Could we see “Fight of the Decade” this Saturday in Glendale?

That’s up to Poirier.

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CSAC Fines Ex-Champ Jon Jones $205K, Revokes License for Failed Drug Test at UFC 214

While it still might not be clear how the anabolic steroid Turinabol ended up in Jon Jones’ system during an in-competition drug test in relation to UFC 214, there is at least some clarity regarding the punishment for his transgression.
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CSAC Fines Ex-Champ Jon Jones $205K, Revokes License for Failed Drug Test at UFC 214

While it still might not be clear how the anabolic steroid Turinabol ended up in Jon Jones’ system during an in-competition drug test in relation to UFC 214, there is at least some clarity regarding the punishment for his transgression.
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Faber Still Being Drug Tested By USADA, Open To UFC Return

Retirement? What retirement?

When a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter officially retires from cage fighting, it often means “I need a vacation but I’ll be back when I A) run out of money or B) run out of things to do.” Former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) featherweight champion Urijah Faber, however, may be the exception to that rule.

“The California Kid” is not hard up for cash, nor does he need a hobby, thanks to his role at Team Alpha Male (TAM) in Sacramento, Calif. He just loves the thrill of competition and stays in fighting shape regardless of what’s on the horizon.

Which is why he told Submission Radio it only takes one phone call.

“I still get tested from USADA just because I’ve never taken drugs in my life so I don’t really care about that. It’s well worth it. The difference is, if there was a big opportunity and someone wanted you to fight and it sounded like a good idea, I wouldn’t want to wait four months to get cleared when I’m not doing drugs anyway. So I’ll take one for the team on a 6 a.m. wake-up call. I’ve got it down pat anyways. I pretty much sleep through the whole thing aside from when I’m giving the urine sample.”

This guy should try that.

Faber (34-10) turns 39 in May and hasn’t competed since his unanimous decision victory over Brad Pickett at UFC on FOX 22. While the bantamweight title managed to elude him, “The California Kid” is widely-considered the founding father of lighter weight classes and a big reason UFC was willing to dip below 155 pounds back in 2010.

Not sure what opportunities are out there for the aging Californian, especially with this rival already moving on to bigger and better things, but maybe Vitor Belfort was onto something when he called for a “Legends League.”

Or not.

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Anderson Silva: My Medical Team Working ‘Very Closely’ with USADA Regarding Failed Drug Test

Anderson Silva has delivered another social media message following his recent anti-doping violation, this time hinting that he might not be at fault for the failed drug test that lead to his removal from UFC Fight Night 122.
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