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UFC's Melissa Gatto suspended one year for USADA violation

UFC bantamweight Melissa Gatto has been suspended one year for a violation of U.S Anti-Doping Agency policy.
Gatto ran afoul of regulators by flunking an out-of-competition drug test administered on June …read more

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Posted on October 18, 2019, 12:16 am By
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UFC newcomer Melissa Gatto receives one-year USADA suspension for failed drug test

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UFC bantamweight Melissa Gatto received a one-year suspension from USADA after she failed a drug test prior to her Octagon debut.
Gatto was originally expected …read more

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Posted on October 17, 2019, 9:46 pm By
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Israel Adesanya goes in on Jon Jones, bringing up hit-and-run, USADA incidents

Israel Adesanya | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Israel Adesanya is taking time out of his championship schedule to fire shots back at fellow UFC titleholder Jon Jones.
The two stars …read more

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Hot Tweets: Cain Velasquez’s move to the WWE and where he ranks among all-time heavyweights

Cain Velasquez | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Yesterday, Cain Velasquez retired from MMA, withdrew from the USADA testing pool, and has signed with the WWE full time. Let’s talk …read more

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Posted on October 13, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Former champion Cain Velasquez officially retires from UFC, exits USADA testing pool

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has notified the promotion that he is retiring from active competition and he will exit the USADA drug testing …read more

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Posted on October 11, 2019, 10:16 pm By
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Fabricio Werdum Plans On Shocking The World In UFC Return

Fabricio Werdum is anticipating his return to the Octagon. The former UFC heavyweight champion is currently suspended by USADA and can return in May 2020. However, that was not always …read more

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Posted on October 10, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN+ 19's Amanda Ribas still double checks water bottles after USADA violation

TAMPA, Fla. – Amanda Ribas still can’t retract from being cautious about anything she ingests following her botched U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) failure.
Ribas (7-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was flagged by …read more

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Posted on October 10, 2019, 6:16 am By
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Anthony Johnson wants April UFC return, but isn’t in USADA testing pool

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Anthony Johnson believes a UFC return is imminent. One of the hardest hitters in UFC history is angling for a return to the Octagon. Anthony …read more

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Posted on October 9, 2019, 2:46 am By
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The Mookie & Crookie Show 40: Cain Velasquez says goodbye to USADA

June M. Williams

Episode 40 discussion: UFC 243 takeaways, Cain Velasquez poised for permanent pro-wrestling career, Dan Hooker’s Poirier call-out, GGG’s narrow escape, Sergio Pettis to test free agency, …read more

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Cain Velasquez removed from USADA testing pool, UFC rankings

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been officially removed from both the USADA testing pool and the UFC rankings.
The moves are an indication that Velasquez is done with MMA, …read more

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Posted on October 7, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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Velasquez intends to withdraw from USADA pool

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Cain Velasquez has no imminent plans to fight in MMA again after all. It appears that Cain Velasquez is moving …read more

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Posted on October 5, 2019, 3:16 am By
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Ex-UFC champ Cain Velasquez intends to withdraw from USADA testing pool

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has made the decision to move on from MMA so he can focus on professional wrestling.
Velasquez (14-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) has informed the UFC …read more

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Posted on October 5, 2019, 2:16 am By
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T.J. Dillashaw: ‘That Bantamweight Division Needs Me Back’

T.J. Dillashaw is not liking what he is seeing from the bantamweight division as of late. The former champion is currently suspended by USADA until January of 2021. Yet, watching …read more

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Posted on October 2, 2019, 2:46 pm By
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TJ Dillashaw believes he should get title shot upon return from suspension

TJ Dillashaw wants a title shot when he returns to the Octagon.
The former bantamweight champion is currently suspended by USADA until January of 2021 for EPO use. He also vacated …read more

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Posted on October 2, 2019, 1:16 am By
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TJ Dillashaw explains how two-year suspension is ‘somewhat of a blessing’

TJ Dillashaw is suspended by USADA until January of 2021 after testing positive for the banned substance EPO. He was flagged following his TKO loss to Henry Cejudo at UFC …read more

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Posted on September 27, 2019, 1:46 am By
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Morning Report: T.J. Dillashaw: I think it would be very dumb for Henry Cejudo not to fight Joseph Benavidez

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If feels like a lifetime ago, but earlier this year, T.J. Dillashaw was caught taking EPO and suspended by USADA for two years. It was …read more

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The Mookie & Crookie Show 38: UFC Mexico fallout, Rashad’s possible return to fighting

June M. Williams

Episode 38 discussion: UFC Mexico fallout, Rashad Evans may return to fighting, Holloway-Volkanovski is official, David branch released after USADA violation Welcome to The Mookie & …read more

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Ben Askren points out alarming USADA stat

Ben Askren has always taken pride in being a clean fighter. Unfortunately, not every fighter on the UFC roster can say the same.
Speaking on the new Hot Takes segment on …read more

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Branch released by UFC following USADA suspension announcement

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Former two-division WSOF champ David Branch no longer fights for the UFC. David Branch has not had a good week. …read more

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David Branch Released By UFC Following USADA Suspension

David Branch has been axed by the UFC after news broke of his two-year sanction. Yesterday (Sept. 18), USADA announced that Branch failed an out-of-competition drug test back in May. …read more

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Posted on September 19, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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In wake of USADA suspension, UFC releases David Branch from contract

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC has for a second time cut ties with David Branch.
The former two-division WSOF champ was released by the industry leader one day …read more

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Posted on September 19, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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David Branch suspended two years for failed USADA test

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David Branch’s career has taken a huge setback after testing positive for a banned substance. We now know why David …read more

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Posted on September 18, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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Frota suspended two years by USADA, released from UFC

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UFC women’s flyweight Sarah Frota has run afoul of USADA and no longer fights for the UFC. Sarah Frota is …read more

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Posted on September 18, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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Sarah Frota will continue fighting despite two-year USADA suspension

Sarah Frota leaves the UFC after losing two fights and failing a USADA drug test. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Sarah Frota was hit with a two-year suspension from …read more

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David Branch suspended two years by USADA

UFC middleweight contender David Branch has been suspended two years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after testing positive for banned substances.
USADA released a statement on this issue. Here’s …read more

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Posted on September 18, 2019, 6:46 pm By
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UFC Middleweight David Branch Hit With Two-Year USADA Suspension

David Branch will have to sit on the shelf for a while as the USADA ban hammer has struck. Earlier today (Sept. 18), USADA announced that Branch has received a …read more

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UFC's David Branch receives two-year suspension from USADA

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Now we know why David Branch didn’t compete at UFC on ESPN+ 16 as originally planned.
On Wednesday, the U.S. …read more

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Posted on September 18, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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UFC middleweight David Branch suspended two years by USADA following failed drug test 

UFC middleweight David Branch will have to sit out until 2021 after receiving a two-year suspension from USADA following a failed drug test.
The news of the suspension was announced by …read more

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Posted on September 18, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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UFC Middleweight David Branch Suspended Two Years for Anti-Doping Violation

UFC veteran David Branch has been suspended two years by USADA after testing positive for the banned substance ipamorelin in an out-of-competition drug test on May 24. …read more

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Posted on September 18, 2019, 5:46 pm By
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UFC Flyweight Sarah Frota Suspended 2 Years for Positive Steroid Test

Sarah Frota has been suspended two years by USADA after testing positive for steroids, the anti-doping organization announced Tuesday. …read more

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Posted on September 17, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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UFC's Sarah Frota suspended two years for USADA violation

UFC women’s flyweight Sarah Frota has been suspended two years after running afoul of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
The suspension is the result of an in-competition drug test conducted at UFC …read more

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UFC flyweight Sarah Frota suspended 2 years by USADA after testing positive for steroids

Sarah Frota | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC flyweight Sarah Frota will have to sit for the next two years following a positive drug test for steroids.
USADA (United States …read more

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Posted on September 17, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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USADA to test at the IBJJF No-Gi World Championships

A rundown of the biggest headlines and news from the world of competitive grappling. The IBJJF has just signed a deal with USADA and the BJJ world is …read more

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Posted on September 12, 2019, 10:16 pm By
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Neil Magny cleared by USADA

Welterweight contender Neil Magny has been cleared by USADA after being provisionally suspended before his scheduled fight with Vicente Luque back in May.
Magny shared the news on his social media …read more

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Smoliakov suspended two years by USADA following failed tests

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Dmitrii Smoliakov isn’t on the UFC roster anymore, but he’s suspended by USADA for two years anyway. Dmitrii Smoliakov was released by the …read more

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Posted on September 11, 2019, 1:16 am By
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Dmitrii Smoliakov suspended for USADA violations before and after Greg Hardy fight

It turns out the fighter who was finished in rapid order by Greg Hardy, then had his credentials questioned by UFC president Dana White, was on juice for his fight.
Russian …read more

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Former UFC heavyweight Dmitrii Smoliakov suspended two years by USADA following failed drug test

UFC heavyweight Dmitrii Smoliakov will be out until 2021 after receiving a two-year suspension from USADA after failing a pair of drug tests.
USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) announced the news …read more

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UFC newcomer Vince Murdock suspended until 2021 after failing drug test 

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UFC newcomer Vince Murdock will have to sit out 20 months before he can make his Octagon debut after he was suspended by USADA for …read more

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Posted on September 5, 2019, 5:46 pm By
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Gouti gets reduced USADA suspension due to substantial assistance

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Thibault Gouti provided substantial assistance to USADA in exchange for a reduced suspension. Thibault Gouti has been suspended six months …read more

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Posted on August 28, 2019, 11:46 pm By
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CB Dollaway issues statement on USADA suspension

Yesterday afternoon, it was announced that UFC middleweight veteran CB Dollaway had been handed a two-year ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after testing positive for multiple prohibited …read more

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Thibault Gouti suspended six months by USADA after using illegal supplement 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC lightweight Thibault Gouti will have to wait until late 2019 to make his return to action after he was suspended for six months after …read more

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Posted on August 27, 2019, 5:46 pm By
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UFC Middleweight Veteran Suspended Two Years By USADA

Longtime UFC veteran CB Dolloway has been suspended two years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). USADA announced today (Mon., August 26, 2019) that Dollaway was handed and has …read more

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Posted on August 26, 2019, 7:46 pm By
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CB Dollaway suspended two years by USADA after testing positive for multiple banned substances

Veteran UFC fighter C.B. Dollaway has been suspended for two years by USADA after testing positive for multiple banned substances.
USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) officials announced the news on …read more

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Posted on August 26, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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CB Dollaway accepts USADA sanction for using ‘multiple prohibited substances’

CB Dollaway, a finalist on The Ultimate Fighter 7 and a veteran of the UFC middleweight division, has been suspended for two years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) …read more

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Roman Dolidze accepts one-year suspension from USADA for anti-doping violation

Five months after UFC light heavyweight Roman Dolidze (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for a positive test, the Ukrainian has accepted a one-year suspension.
The …read more

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Posted on August 23, 2019, 11:46 pm By
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UFC newcomer Roman Dolidze suspended by USADA before he could make his debut

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

UFC newcomer Roman Dolidze will have to wait until 2020 before he can make his Octagon debut after he was suspended one year after testing …read more

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Posted on August 23, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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