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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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Anderson Silva Vows ‘I Will Not Give Up’ Following Failed USADA Drug Test

In his first statement since being removed from the UFC Fight Night 122 headliner, Anderson Silva did not deny taking a banned substance.
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Anderson Silva Vows ‘I Will Not Give Up’ Following Failed USADA Drug Test

In his first statement since being removed from the UFC Fight Night 122 headliner, Anderson Silva did not deny taking a banned substance.
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Anderson Silva Vows ‘I Will Not Give Up’ Following Failed USADA Drug Test

In his first statement since being removed from the UFC Fight Night 122 headliner, Anderson Silva did not deny taking a banned substance.
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Tainted meat exonerates Brandon Moreno in wake of USADA drug test

Not everyone who fails a drug test is guilty.

While we should still pass judgment and crucify them before we get all the facts (this is the Internet, after all), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight contender Brandon Moreno will get his apologies after United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) found him innocent of gaming the system.

From the official statement:

“USADA concluded that the presence of clenbuterol in the athlete’s sample very likely resulted from clenbuterol-contaminated meat consumed in Mexico. USADA’s investigation also took into consideration the negative results for samples collected from Moreno both before and after his positive test. As a result, Moreno will not face a period of ineligibility for his positive test.”

Frank Mir tried that, but they don’t have Kangaroos in Mexico.

Moreno (14-4) was last seen on the losing end of a unanimous decision against Sergio Pettis in Mexico City, the same place that likely gave “The Assassin Baby” his clenbuterol-contaminated meat.

A return date has not been established, but Moreno is likely to compete sooner, rather than later.

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Brandon Moreno Not Punished for Failed Drug Test After Ingesting Contaminated Meat

Brandon Moreno will not be punished for a failed drug test from an in-competition urine sample collected on Aug. 6 after it was determined the UFC flyweight ingested contaminated meat.
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Jon Jones Removed from UFC Rankings Following Second Failed Drug Test

In a span of two days, Jon Jones has lost his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier, his light heavyweight title and now, his spot atop the Las Vegas-based promotion’s rankings.
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Twitter reacts to Jon Jones’ failed UFC 214 drug test – ‘I hope this is some insane mistake’

The mixed martial arts (MMA) world was flipped upside-down last night (Tues., Aug, 22, 2017) when news broke that Jon Jones failed drug test administered by United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) one day before his fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 on July 29, 2017, in Anaheim, California.

Naturally, many of the sport’s top stars and personalities took to Twitter to express their feel goods following the unexpected news:

According to Malki Kawa — long-time manager to Jon Jones — “Bones” was “crushed” upon hearing the news and the team is looking into the possibility of a tainted supplement being the culprit.

Jones now faces up to a four-year suspension since it’s his second infraction in just over a year’s time. His knockout win over Cormier at UFC 214 was his first bout after serving a one-year suspension for his failed drug test, which ultimately scrapped his scheduled fight vs. “DC” at UFC 200.

Jones has long proclaimed he has stayed far way from performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), while Cormier has always accused his bitter rival of taking steroids throughout his career. And after this latest infraction, it’s kind of hard to side with “Bones.”

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Surprise! Jon Jones Failed Another Drug Test!

You know that saying about death and taxes being among the few things certain in life? Well, you can add ‘Jon Jones failing a drug test’ to that list, because guess what? Details are sparse at the moment, but it seems the former-turned-new light-heavyweight champ is back to being former again. And quite frankly, I […]

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