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Former UFC bantamweight Carls John De Tomas flagged for potential USADA violation

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight prospect Carls John De Tomas has landed himself in the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) doghouse, as the promotion revealed earlier today (Fri., Dec. 29, 2017) that the Filipino has been flagged for a potential violation dating back to an in-competition test administered on Dec. 8.

De Tomas last competed at UFC Fight Night 123 back on Dec. 9, which means he failed his USADA test during weigh ins just 24 hours out from competition. “Golden Boy” ended up losing his UFC Fight Night 123 bout opposite Alex Perez via second round submission, pushing his promotional record to 0-2.

From the official UFC statement:

Although de Tomas is no longer under contract with UFC, USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case, as it relates to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed the day before de Tomas’ bout at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Ortega in Fresno, CA. Accordingly, USADA will work to ensure that the CSAC has the necessary information to determine its proper judgment of de Tomas’ potential anti-doping violation.

Despite De Tomas not currently being under contract with UFC, USADA will still handle the matter accordingly. That includes due process for De Tomas and a thorough investigation of the failed test that may or may not result in a suspension or fine.

At just 21 years of age, De Tomas could have made his way back to the Octagon in the near future. But these failed USADA tests tend to hang over the heads of countless fighters, let alone a young kid who showed little in either one of his UFC appearances.

Stick with Mania for further updates on De Tomas.

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Floyd Mayweather Denies Rumors of Potential UFC Deal: ‘I’m Not Doing It’

Floyd Mayweather says he’s been misunderstood by those who think a foray into the UFC is imminent for the pound-for-pound boxing great.
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Dana White: UFC Talking to Floyd Mayweather About Potential Deal

Floyd Mayweather apparently wasn’t just all talk when he recently mentioned that the UFC had offered him a multi-fight contract.
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UFC Welterweight Contender Darren Till on Potential ‘Wonderboy’ Clash: ‘His Daddy Won’t Let Him’

Prior to his Saturday night loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC on Fox 26, Mike Perry was stumping for a potential bout with undefeated Brit Darren Till. In light of Perry’s defeat, Till has a new, wondrous target.
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UFC Welterweight Contender Darren Till on Potential ‘Wonderboy’ Clash: ‘His Daddy Won’t Let Him’

Prior to his Saturday night loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC on Fox 26, Mike Perry was stumping for a potential bout with undefeated Brit Darren Till. In light of Perry’s defeat, Till has a new, wondrous target.
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UFC Welterweight Contender Darren Till on Potential ‘Wonderboy’ Clash: ‘His Daddy Won’t Let Him’

Prior to his Saturday night loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC on Fox 26, Mike Perry was stumping for a potential bout with undefeated Brit Darren Till. In light of Perry’s defeat, Till has a new, wondrous target.
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UFC 218’s Max Holloway talks potential rematch against ‘retired’ Conor McGregor, ‘Notorious’ responds

Max Holloway defeated Jose Aldo for the second time this year by knocking out the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight champion in the main event of last night’s (Sat., Dec. 2, 2017) UFC 218 event in Detroit, Michigan.

With “Junior” firmly in “Blessed’s” rear-view mirror, the current 145-pound champion is ready to take on the new cupcake flavor, but if the promotion wants him to have another taste against Conor McGregor, the Hawaiian-born fighter is all for it, though he doesn’t expect “Notorious” to come out of retirement.

“Like I said, I’m the champion of my division and I’ve got to keep everything rolling,” said Holloway during the post-fight press conference. “I’ve got to keep everything going. I’ve got a throne to defend. I’m not going on hiatus. As long as I get contenders, I’m going to fight,” said Max via Pundit Arena, whose next title defense could come against Frankie Edgar. That said, if the chance to rematch McGregor presents itself, he’s all for it.

“But if UFC call me out for that reason, any reason for fighting him, I’ll gladly fight him. If the Conor fight don’t happen, it’s not on my side, I’ll tell you guys right now. It’s not on my side. It’s on their team. Their team is talking about me all the time, they’re talking about how I’m the best guy in the world blah, blah, blah, this and that,” added Holloway.

“Conor… Right now, Conor – really think about this, right now Conor is talking about fighting Paulie Malignaggi in MMA. Just let that sink in, you know. Paulie Malignaggi in MMA. I don’t know what to say. I don’t know what to say after that.”

And earlier today, McGregor and Holloway took shots an one another on social media, as “Notorious” went back to the vault to the night he defeated Holloway — Max’s last loss — in Boston.

Of course, Max’s Twitter fingers didn’t stand by and do “fooking nothing,” as “Blessed” responded by reminding Conor of his accolades, which are an upgrade from McGregor’s time as champion.

Burn.

As far as the possibility of the two men running it back, Dana White isn’t so optimistic, but won’t take anything off the table.

“Again, like I said last week to everybody who was at my office, who knows if Conor is even going to fight again? So, I’m rolling like he’s not,” said White during the presser. “So, yeah, if Conor comes back and defends the title and, you know, anything is possible.”

While fight fans would love nothing more than to see McGregor vs Holloway 2, “Notorious” still has a Lightweight title to defend. Assuming, of course, he handles this other little issue with a certain infamous crime family.

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Georges St. Pierre Opens as Slight Favorite in Potential Bouts vs. Conor McGregor, Robert Whittaker

Newly-crowned middleweight Georges St. Pierre has a number of intriguing options for his next UFC fight, and “Rush” is already a slight betting favorite against two potential foes.
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UFC Welterweight Jim Wallhead Faces Potential Anti-Doping Violation

Jim Wallhead is facing a possible anti-doping violation after failing an out-of-competition drug test from USADA collected on Oct. 7.
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