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Jon Jones Tested by USADA for the First Time This Year

Jon Jones has been tested by USADA for the first time in 2018. Jones’s name has appeared in the Athlete Test History section of USADA’s official website, with the lone …read more

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Tom Lawlor released by UFC two months before his USADA suspension expires

Veteran middleweight Tom Lawlor said he’s no longer a UFC fighter after the promotion released him from contract on Monday.
“While the timing is unexpected, hopefully this opens the doors for …read more

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Posted on August 14, 2018, 5:46 pm By
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Tom Lawlor says he was released by UFC just before expiration of USADA suspension

“Filthy” Tom Lawlor, whose two-year suspension from UFC competition was scheduled to end in two months, was released today by the company, Lawlor said.
The news shocked a lot of people …read more

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Posted on August 14, 2018, 2:16 am By
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Georges St-Pierre uninterested in fight with Anderson Silva ‘right now’

Georges St-Pierre says he could return before the end of the year. Anderson Silva was just cleared by USADA and can fight in the fall.
Could the two all-time greats be …read more

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Posted on August 7, 2018, 10:16 pm By
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USADA has already tested Brock Lesnar three times ahead of UFC return

Barring disaster, former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE star Brock Lesnar will get the next crack at UFC heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier. First, however, Lesnar will have to serve the …read more

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Posted on August 3, 2018, 2:46 pm By
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Cub Swanson attributes UFC re-signing to USADA

Cub Swanson reveals the reason that made him decide to re-sign with the UFC, after almost opting for free agency, instead. Towards the end of 2017, UFC featherweight contender …read more

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Cub Swanson says USADA played big part in re-signing with UFC, has hard time believing tainted supplement ‘excuses’

Things didn’t play out as planned when Cub Swanson rolled the dice last December and fought Brian Ortega at UFC Fresno on the last fight of his UFC contract. Swanson …read more

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Ion Cutelaba recounts USADA issue, explains Bret Hart-themed walkout at UFC on FOX 30

CALGARY – Ion Cutelaba is happy to put a controversial period in his career in the rearview mirror with a victory at UFC on FOX 30.
Cutelaba (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) …read more

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Posted on July 29, 2018, 11:46 pm By
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Three Amigos Podcast 191: UFC Calgary preview, weekly news

The Amigos are discussing Conor McGregor’s light sentence, Colby Covington’s belt-stripping, USADA’s hypocrisy, Ortega’s payout, UFC Calgary and more.
Welcome to your weekly dose of Three Amigos Podcast fun. We’ve …read more

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Anderson Silva responds to Israel Adesanya’s callout — and Adesanya might not like his answer

Last week, surging UFC middleweight contender Israel Adesanya called for a showdown with former champion and MMA legend Anderson Silva, who was recently vindicated after an unfortunate USADA situation.
Adesanya made …read more

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Posted on July 24, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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Four-Year USADA Suspension For Jon Jones? Don’t be so Sure

As the Jon Jones/United States Anti-Doping Agency (“USADA”) decision nears closer and closer, it’s important for us to examine the possible and likely punishments that could be imposed upon the …read more

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Posted on July 24, 2018, 3:46 pm By
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The Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Hour returns with a review of the weekend’s combat sports action, thoughts on life after USADA run-ins and so much more. The following is a …read more

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Posted on July 23, 2018, 12:16 pm By
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Brock Lesnar tested by USADA in light of UFC return

Brock Lesnar was tested by USADA for the first time in over two years, according to the anti-doping organization’s online database. WWE-UFC superstar Brock Lesnar has officially reentered the United …read more

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Posted on July 22, 2018, 2:46 pm By
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Salikhov flagged for potential USADA violation

Welterweight Muslim Salikhov was notified Friday he potentially violated the UFC’s anti-doping policy in a June out-of-competition drug test. A UFC welterweight could be in hot water.
USADA has flagged Muslim …read more

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Posted on July 21, 2018, 6:16 pm By
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Ex-UFC champ Brock Lesnar drug tested for first time since rejoining USADA pool

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Muslim Salikhov Notified of Potential USADA Violation

The United States Anti-Doping Agency has notified UFC welterweight Muslim Salikhov of a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation. USADA has released a statement regarding the test results that were from …read more

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UFC Welterweight Muslim Salikhov Notified of Potential Anti-Doping Policy Violation

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Muslim Salikhov was notified about a potential USADA violation on Friday, stemming from an out-of-competition drug test conducted on June 7 in Russia. …read more

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Muslim Salikhov flagged by USADA for failed drug test

Russian welterweight Muslim Salikhov has been notified by the United States Anti-Doping Agency of a drug test failure.
The UFC released a statement Friday announcing that the 34-year-old Salikhov is facing …read more

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USADA notifies Muslim Salikhov of potential anti-doping violation

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UFC welterweight Muslim Salikhov failed a drug test and has been notified of a potential UFC anti-doping …read more

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Silva: I never needed any type of illegal substance to fight

Anderson Silva speaks out about recently being given clearance by USADA to fight again, after it was found that his recent drug test failure was due to a contaminated substance. …read more

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Who Should Anderson Silva Fight in His UFC Return?

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was vindicated by USADA this week after the organization proved a recent failed drug test was due to a contaminated substance. Silva is now …read more

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Posted on July 19, 2018, 6:16 pm By
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Anderson Silva talks USADA tainted supplement determination, how it alters legacy, future in UFC

Anderson Silva will be eligible to return to the Octagon in November after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) found that his latest drug-test failure was the result of a …read more

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USADA suspends Anderson Silva one year after tainted supplement found

Feb 27, 2016; London, United Kingdom; Anderson Silva (red gloves) competes against Michael Bisping (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at O2 Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

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Anderson Silva’s failed drug test due to ‘contaminated substances’

Anderson Silva will get a retroactive one-year suspension from USADA for his failed drug test. Late in 2017, Anderson Silva was pulled from a headlining event in Shanghai, China after …read more

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A. Silva resolves USADA case, feels 'vindicated'

Anderson Silva, who is currently suspended for a failed drug test, has resolved his case with USADA and intends to return to the Octagon. …read more

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Anderson Silva receives one-year suspension by USADA for contaminated supplement, eligible to return in October

Anderson Silva could soon be back in the Octagon.
The former UFC middleweight champion received a one-year suspension from USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, for his failed drug test in the …read more

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Colby Covington suggests Jon Jones’ management could be bribing USADA to expedite UFC return

UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington has never been shy when it comes to comments on his former roommate Jon Jones. His latest comments on Jones, however, might just take …read more

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Watch the MMA Hour at 12 p.m. ET

The Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Hour returns with a review of the weekend’s combat sports action, thoughts on life after USADA run-ins and so much more. The following is a …read more

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Posted on July 16, 2018, 12:16 pm By
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Jon Jones issues savage response to Dillon Danis

Earlier this weekend, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones expressed interest in participating in a grappling match while he waits for his USADA situation to get sorted out.

I’d be …read more

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Jon Jones expresses interest in grappling match, quickly gets called out by Dillon Danis

Jon Jones, who is currently awaiting his sentencing from USADA and his hoping to return to the UFC’s Octagon in the near future, is interested in staying busy with a …read more

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Twitter reacts to Chad Mendes' TKO of Myles Jury in return at UFC Fight Night 133

In his first fight in 2.5 years, Chad Mendes got his hand raised when he defeated Myles Jury on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 133.
Following a lengthy USADA suspension, former …read more

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Posted on July 15, 2018, 3:16 am By
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Reminder: Junior dos Santos got a raw deal from USADA

Junior dos Santos’ USADA ordeal shows the UFC’s anti-doping policy has a long way to go in terms of athlete’s rights. Junior dos Santos is making his return as the …read more

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Posted on July 14, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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Morning Report: Dominick Cruz ‘would be shocked’ if Brock Lesnar made it through USADA for fight with Daniel Cormier

The biggest news in MMA is that, once again, Brock Lesnar is back. Or at least, Brock Lesnar is trying to come back. Whether he actually makes it back into …read more

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Unfiltered Episode 213: Junior Dos Santos & Chad Mendes

First, Chad “Money” Mendes calls in and discusses his return to the Octagon after two years away, what he did during his USADA suspension, fighting Myles Jury in Boise, Idaho, …read more

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USADA ordeal behind him, Junior Dos Santos ready for UFC Boise – and high-stakes trilogy after

BOISE, Idaho – As he prepares to snap a more than year-long layoff, UFC Fight Night 133 headliner Junior Dos Santos is happy, ready and looking forward to the “bright …read more

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Posted on July 12, 2018, 3:16 am By
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Jon Jones’ manager optimistic USADA decision could be made by “end of this month”

It feels like we’ve been waiting for the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to hand Jon Jones a punishment for his 2016 failed drug test forever. At this point, we …read more

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USADA confirms Lesnar can’t compete in UFC before Jan 8, 2019

After mounting confusion and speculation, USADA confirms Brock Lesnar can’t compete before Jan 8, 2019. USADA has confirmed to Bloody Elbow that Brock Lesnar only re-entered the registered testing pool …read more

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USADA confirms Lesnar's entry into program

Brock Lesnar has set the stage for a heavyweight championship fight against Daniel Cormier in 2019 with his re-entry into the UFC’s anti-doping program administered by USADA. …read more

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Posted on July 10, 2018, 12:16 am By
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USADA confirms Brock Lesnar back in drug-testing pool, eligible for UFC return in January

And now everyone knows exactly when Brock Lesnar can make his return to the UFC.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, in a statement received today by MMAjunkie, detailed Lesnar’s situation, announcing that …read more

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USADA gives update on Brock Lesnar, eligible to return in January

This past Saturday, current WWE Universal champion Brock Lesnar stepped foot inside of an MMA cage for the first time since UFC 200 in July 2016.
That last time being when …read more

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Brock Lesnar Back in USADA Program, Eligible to Return in January 2019

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has officially re-entered the drug testing program from USADA to begin his process to return to fighting.
USADA officials confirmed the news in a statement …read more

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Jones' manager expects USADA decision soon

Malki Kawa, the manager for Jon Jones, said Monday on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show that he is “very confident” the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency will reach a decision on Jones’ case …read more

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USADA: Brock Lesnar back in drug-testing pool, eligible to fight again in January

Brock Lesnar is back in the UFC — officially.
The former UFC heavyweight champion has formally returned from retirement and re-entered himself into the USADA drug-testing pool as of July 3, …read more

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Trading Shots: Will Brock Lesnar's re-entry into the UFC title picture make a mockery, or just a bunch of money?

Does Brock Lesnar’s sudden re-entry into the UFC heavyweight title picture, even while under USADA suspension, make a mockery of the whole sport? Or does it just make a bunch …read more

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Posted on July 9, 2018, 1:16 am By
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Cormier Wants To Drug Test The Hell Out Of Brock Lesnar

The new double champ is demanding independent testing on top of USADA, and he’s willing to pay to get it. In addition to an excellent main event that saw Daniel …read more

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Posted on July 8, 2018, 8:46 am By
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USADA confirms Brock Lesnar has begun process to get back in drug-testing pool

LAS VEGAS — Brock Lesnar is working his way back into UFC compliance.
The former UFC heavyweight champion has started the process to get back in the USADA drug-testing pool, an …read more

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Posted on July 8, 2018, 6:16 am By
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UFC Fighter Brad Scott Flagged by USADA

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has released the following statement on Brad Scott: “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed athlete Bradley Scott …read more

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UFC welterweight Brad Scott flagged for USADA violation

UFC welterweight fighter Brad Scott is the latest fighter on the list of recent drug test failures that were flagged by USADA. UFC welterweight Brad Scott is the latest …read more

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UFC's Brad Scott flagged for potential USADA violation

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Former UFC middleweight and current welterweight Brad Scott has been notified of a potential anti-doping violation …read more

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UFC Welterweight Bradley Scott Flagged by USADA for Anti-Doping Violation

UFC welterweight Bradley Scott is facing a USADA anti-doping violation stemming from an in-competition drug collected on May 27. …read more

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Bradley Scott Flagged for Potential Doping Violation by USADA

British fighter Bradley Scott has been notified of a potential doping violation from USADA following an in competition drug test administered at his most recent fight on May 27.
UFC officials …read more

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Brad Scott flagged by USADA for failed drug test

Brad Scott started 2018 off with a loss, and he could be in for even worse news.
On Tuesday, the UFC was notified by the USADA that an in-competition sample provided …read more

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Daily Debate results: After three years, how would you rate the effectiveness of USADA?

It’s been three years since the UFC teamed up with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for its drug testing program.
And over that period, things have really had to change drastically for …read more

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Junior dos Santos Is Still ‘Scared’ Of USADA

Last August, Junior dos Santos joined the list of MMA fighters who had failed USADA testing due to tainted supplements. Being innocent and still being branded as a cheat can …read more

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Junior dos Santos is still ‘scared’ of USADA

Last year, Junior dos Santos was notified of a potential violation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Ultimately, dos Santos was cleared of any wrong-doing, as it was …read more

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Dos Santos: I get scared every time USADA comes to visit

Junior Dos Santos admits that he is left traumatized by his recent USADA predicament that forced him to the sidelines for nine months. Last August, for UFC heavyweight champion …read more

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Three Amigos Podcast 187: USADA flubs, Iaquinta resists, DAZN-Bellator

The Amigos are discussing the latest USADA problems, Iaquinta’s bucking against the establishment, fighters retiring, and Bellator’s streaming deal with DAZN. Welcome to your weekly dose of Three Amigos Podcast …read more

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Gegard Mousasi Says Lyoto Machida Left the UFC to Avoid Being Drug Tested by USADA

Last Friday, former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida made a surprising switch from the UFC to Bellator MMA. …read more

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Vitor Belfort Is Suddenly Jacked

It’s called the Belfort Fitness Lifestyle. USADA will drug test you. AARP will not.
That’s one of the benefits of retirement, getting to do whatever the f—k you want. As for …read more

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Junior dos Santos ‘always defended’ USADA, now he’s speaking out

Junior Dos Santos wants to shine a light on how fighters are railroaded by USADA when they fall victim to contaminated supplements Most UFC athletes publicly support USADA regularly on …read more

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Barnett: USADA ‘more interested in doling out punishment’ than being fair

Josh Barnett details his experience with USADA after leaving the UFC. Recently released UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett was a guest on the first episode of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on …read more

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Posted on June 26, 2018, 11:16 pm By
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Junior Dos Santos on USADA situation: 'We're getting punished before we're even judged'

Junior Dos Santos was preparing for a meeting with Francis Ngannou, looking to bounce back from a loss to UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, when he heard that teammate Marcos …read more

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Josh Barnett Confirms UFC Exodus, Lays Much Blame on USADA

Josh Barnett confirmed on Sunday that he is leaving the UFC behind, but a large part of the reason lays at the feet of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
“A career as …read more

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Posted on June 25, 2018, 4:46 pm By
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Cormier: Jones’ Legacy Is As Tainted As Lance Armstrong’s

Jon Jones is still sitting idle on the UFC sidelines as his team works to avoid a four year suspension from USADA over (another) failed drug test, this one on …read more

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Josh Barnett On Leaving The UFC: ‘It’s Not My Story’

Josh Barnett has penned a lengthy letter explaining why he’s decided to leave the UFC.
After a year and a half of battling with USADA over a failed drug test, Barnett …read more

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Barnett: I requested my UFC release because of USADA

Josh Barnett explains his side of the story about his recent release from the UFC. On Wednesday, it was reported that former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett has been …read more

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Josh Barnett speaks of UFC release, doesn’t trust USADA

Yesterday the news broke that Josh Barnett was being released from the UFC after a five year run in his second stint with the company. Now we get some clarity …read more

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Twitter Mailbag: Josh Barnett doesn't trust USADA, but Jon Jones' future still depends on it

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How will we regard the complicated legacy of Josh Barnett if he exits the UFC in a feud with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency? And …read more

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Josh Barnett requested UFC release because he doesn't trust USADA

It turns out Josh Barnett’s release from the UFC has everything to do with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
On Wednesday, two people with knowledge of the situation, including a UFC official, …read more

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Morning Report: Former heavyweight champion Josh Barnett negotiating release from UFC over USADA mistrust

Once again, Josh Barnett and the UFC are parting ways.
On Wednesday, MMAJunkie reported that Barnett had been released by the UFC, but speaking to ESPN, Barnett stressed that …read more

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Barnett finalizing UFC release, cites USADA

Josh Barnett said his request for a UFC release was based upon a lack of trust in USADA, which oversees the promotion’s anti-doping program. …read more

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