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Dequan Townsend addresses USADA suspension for cocaine, fentanyl metabolites: ‘I am not a drug user’

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Dequan Townsend is setting the record straight on his recent USADA suspension.
After making his UFC debut on …read more

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Posted on January 21, 2020, 6:16 pm By
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Werdum gets reduced USADA ban after providing ‘substantial assistance’

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The former UFC heavyweight champion is eligible to return to competition later this April. Fabricio Werdum has found a way …read more

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Sergio Pettis defends Anthony: USADA conflict is ‘unnecessary bulls—t’

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Sergio Pettis stresses the impact of the little things amid brother Anthony Pettis’ planned lawsuit against USADA. Recently released former UFC flyweight, and current Bellator …read more

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Fabricio Werdum granted reduced sanction under UFC Anti-Doping Policy

Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 16, 2020) – USADA announced on Thursday that former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, of Redondo Beach, Calif., was granted a 10-month reduction in his original …read more

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Suspension for ex-UFC champ Werdum reduced

Former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum will now be eligible to compete again April 1 after his USADA suspension was reduced by 10 months. …read more

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Fabricio Werdum's USADA suspension reduced 10 months for 'substantial assistance'

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has been granted a suspension reduction by the United States Anti-Doping Agency. USADA announced the news in a press release Thursday.
According to the release, …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2020, 10:16 pm By
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Fabricio Werdum receives reduced sentence from USADA, eligible to return in April

Fabricio Werdum post-UFC 188 press conference

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has received a 10-month reduction in his two-year suspension from USADA after he was originally sanctioned in …read more

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USADA drug testing results pull Grant Dawson into NSAC hearing

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An out-of-competition drug test conducted by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is the subject of a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing for Grant Dawson.
Dawson’s …read more

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Pettis to sue USADA over hand laceration: ‘I had to fight compromised’

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Anthony Pettis says a USADA drug test bottle lacerated his hand prior to his fight with Nate Diaz at UFC …read more

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Former UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis is suing USADA

UFC 246 star Anthony Pettis has revealed that he is using USADA after cutting his finger whilst providing a drug test sample before UFC 241.

Pettis, who will be fighting this …read more

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Anthony Pettis Planning Lawsuit Against USADA Over Cut On His Hand

Anthony Pettis is putting the blame on USADA for suffering a cut on his hand just before fighting Nate Diaz back in Aug. 2019. Pettis and Diaz collided in the …read more

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Anthony Pettis plans to sue USADA, claiming drug test bottle cut his hand prior to UFC 241

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Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis claims the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency – and more specifically, its drug testing kit – …read more

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Anthony Pettis to Sue USADA Over Injury Suffered During Sample Collection

Anthony Pettis claims to have suffered a bizarre injury during a drug test ahead of UFC 241, and now the former lightweight champion plans on suing USADA. …read more

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Posted on January 13, 2020, 11:16 pm By
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GoFundMe set up to help Jessica Penne fight ‘career ending’ USADA suspension

UFC strawweight Jessica Penne is currently facing the most important fight of her career, but she doesn’t have to tackle it alone.
The Ultimate Fighter 20 alumn recently revealed she had …read more

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What we know about Jessica Penne's case against USADA

Jessica Penne, the former Invicta FC champion and UFC title challenger, revealed a new sanction placed in her years-long case with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Penne, who was first flagged by …read more

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Jessica Penne ready to battle USADA, camp launches GoFundMe campaign to 'save her career'

One day after revealing her struggles with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Jessica Penne is turning to the public to help aid her battle against the UFC’s official anti-doping partner.
With Penne …read more

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Posted on January 11, 2020, 8:16 pm By
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Jessica Penne claims USADA is effectively killing her UFC career; USADA responds

Jessica Penne on Friday issued a lengthy statement via Instagram, claiming that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is effectively and unfairly putting an end to her UFC career with a potential …read more

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Jessica Penne claims USADA ‘forced’ her to retire, USADA respond

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Former TUF contestant and UFC women’s strawweight title challenger Jessica eye claims USADA has forced her into retirement, but USADA …read more

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USADA claims many ‘factual inaccuracies and unfounded allegations’ in Jessica Penne statement

Jessica Penne

The USADA has now responded to Jessica Penne’s claims that she’s essentially being forced into retirement under the threat of a four-year suspension from the sport.
On Friday, …read more

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‘Heartbroken’ Jessica Penne claims USADA ‘bullied and forced me into retiring from MMA’

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Jessica Penne’s fighting days could be over and she’s placing much of the blame on the USADA.
On Friday, the veteran strawweight released …read more

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UFC middleweight gets two year ban from USADA

Recent UFC signing, and former M-1 champion, gets two-year ban drug test failure. Brazilian middleweight Bruno ‘Blindado’ Silva (19-6) has been hit with a two-year ban by the United …read more

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Jessica Penne blames USADA for ending her career in emotional statement

Former UFC strawweight title challenger Jessica Penne believes her fighting career is over, and she’s placing the blame for her early retirement squarely on the shoulders of the United States …read more

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Sean O’Malley accepts retroactive six-month suspension from USADA

UFC bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley has accepted a sanction by USADA for his second violation of the UFC anti-doping policy.
O’Malley accepted a six-month suspension retroactive to his positive test for …read more

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Sean O’Malley Accepts USADA Sanction Ahead Of UFC 248

Sean O’Malley has finally put his second ordeal with USADA in the past. O’Malley has now proven to be the victim of contaminated supplements twice. The bantamweight prospect was scheduled …read more

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Sean O'Malley accepts retroactive sanction for second USADA doping violation

UFC bantamweight Sean O’Malley has accepted a reduced, retroactive six-month suspension, after testing positive for a prohibited substance in August.
The suspension stems from two failed out-of-competition urine samples collected on …read more

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Sean O’Malley finally settles drug testing saga, accepts six-month suspension from USADA

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Sean O’Malley’s long and winding road back to the Octagon has finally been cleared.
The former Dana White Contender Series veteran hasn’t fought since March 2018 …read more

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Sean O’Malley accepts sanction for second UFC Anti-Doping Policy violation

Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 9, 2020) – USADA announced today that Sean O’Malley, of Phoenix, Ariz., has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a reduced six-month sanction, consistent …read more

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Bruno Silva suspended two years by USADA after failed drug test

Former M-1 Global middleweight champion Bruno Silva has yet to make his Octagon debut. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

Brazilian middleweight Bruno Silva received a two-year suspension from the …read more

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Dequan Townsend Sanctioned for Cocaine, Fentanyl; Still Slated for UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25

Dequan Townsend has accepted a six-month suspension from USADA after testing positive for cocaine and fentanyl metabolites in an in-competition urine sample submitted on June 28. …read more

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Dequan Townsend sanctioned after testing positive for cocaine and fentanyl, still scheduled for UFC Raleigh 

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UFC middleweight Dequan Townsend has been sanctioned by USADA after he tested positive for cocaine and fentanyl following his Octagon …read more

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Was Nate’s own supplement line responsible for his USADA trouble?

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It looks like “Plant Man,” a product of Nate Diaz’s Game Up supplement company may have been the product behind the fighter’s flagged …read more

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USADA announces new testing method for UFC athletes

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According to USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping program is being upgraded with the introduction of oral fluid testing. UFC Senior VP …read more

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MMA Junkie Radio #3015: Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje, Gilbert Burns, Calvin Kattar

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here!
On Episode No. 3,015 of the podcast, the gentlemen discuss USADA’s format tweaks, Conor McGregor ahead of …read more

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USADA announces piloting of oral fluid testing as part of UFC Anti-Doping Program

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC senior vice president of athlete health and performance Jeff Novitzky has confirmed that the promotion has begun piloting oral fluid testing as part of …read more

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USADA piloting new oral fluid testing program for UFC athletes

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is piloting a new oral fluid testing program in the hopes of improving the UFC’s anti-doping efforts.
Oral fluid testing was implemented on Dec. 11, 2019 in …read more

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USADA refutes report that Paulo Costa is the most drug tested fighter in UFC

According to a recent report from Yahoo Esportes, top ranked UFC middleweight contender Paulo Costa was the most drug tested fighter by USADA in the 2019 calendar year.
The Brazilian knockout …read more

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Costa celebrates being ‘most tested’ in 2019; USADA numbers say otherwise

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Number two-ranked Paulo Costa relishes being the most tested UFC fighter, but the USADA website data shows a different story. …read more

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Paulo Costa was the most-tested UFC fighter by USADA in 2019

According to a new report, top-ranked UFC middleweight contender Paulo Costa was the most-tested athlete on the UFC roster by USADA in 2019.
Yahoo! Esportes recently reported that with 14 blood …read more

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Video: C.B. Dollaway calls time off due to USADA suspension ‘a blessing in disguise’

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TOKYO — C.B. Dollaway speaks to MMA Fighting about fighting in RIZIN, his USADA suspension, and more. …read more

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Posted on December 30, 2019, 7:46 pm By
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UFC bantamweight accepts one-year ban from USADA

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Khalid Taha failed a drug test at UFC 243 in October. According to a USADA press release UFC bantamweight Khalid Taha (14-2) has accepted …read more

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Posted on December 25, 2019, 6:46 pm By
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USADA statement on Khalid Taha

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Posted on December 24, 2019, 10:16 pm By
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Sean O’Malley Returns at UFC 247 Against Jose Quiñonez

After losing two years of his career over USADA issues, Sean O’Malley will finally make his return to the Octagon at UFC 247. O’Malley will be making his return against …read more

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Posted on December 24, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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USADA Suspends Khalid Taha 1 Year for Failed Drug Test at UFC 243

Khalid Taha has accepted a one-year suspension for a failed drug test in relation to UFC 243, USADA announced Monday. …read more

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Posted on December 23, 2019, 11:46 pm By
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Priscila Cachoeira Accepts Four-Month USADA Suspension for Anti-Doping Violation

Three-time UFC flyweight competitor Priscila Cachoeira has accepted a four-month suspension for an anti-doping violation stemming from an out of competition drug test, USADA announced Wednesday. …read more

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Barnett won’t fight under USADA despite revisions: ‘I don’t trust’ them

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Josh Barnett still isn’t a fan of USADA. Josh Barnett approves of USADA’s new revisions, but does not expect to see him fighting under USADA …read more

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Josh Barnett reflects on USADA frustrations, says system wasn’t designed to help fighters

Josh Barnett will finally step into the cage again.
The former UFC heavyweight champion will soon resume his MMA career after being out of action for a little more than three …read more

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Covington calls out USADA, says Usman wasn’t tested for EPO

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“I was going to pay $25,000 to piss clean in a cup in New York, but he couldn’t do it. He …read more

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Colby Covington turns against USADA, claims he requested EPO testing 

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LAS VEGAS – Ex-interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington repeatedly has accused champ Kamaru Usman without evidence of using the performance-enhancing …read more

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Jorge Masvidal: I’m Not Waiting For Nick Diaz

Jorge Masvidal isn’t interested in sitting idle while Nick Diaz, the UFC, and USADA sort things out. Last month, Masvidal defeated Nick’s younger brother Nate via third-round TKO. The bout …read more

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Posted on December 10, 2019, 2:16 am By
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Video: Neil Magny says USADA issues put him into ‘awkward’ position

WASHINGTON — Neil Magny talks about his lengthy break due to issues with USADA, how he feels about Nate Diaz getting cleared so quickly, his return, and more. …read more

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Abdelaziz tells fighters to ‘never’ speak directly with USADA

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Controversial MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz advised fighters to not speak with the UFC’s official drug testing partner. Ali Abdelaziz, who leads Dominance MMA and represents …read more

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Posted on December 4, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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C.B. Dollaway No Longer In UFC, Fighting For RIZIN Title

C.B. Dollaway was recently suspended for two years by USADA and was subsequently released by the UFC. Now, he has his next fight booked as he will be taking on …read more

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Dollaway leaves UFC after USADA suspension, gets Rizin title fight

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Two more title bouts have been added to the Bellator x Rizin NYE special. CB Dollaway was in the middle …read more

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Jones claims innocence after USADA changes: I’m just ‘god gifted’

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Jon Jones again tries to claim that he was innocent all along. USADA recently announced some major changes to their …read more

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‘Maybe I’m Just A God Gifted Artist?’

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After starting 2019 with more controversy, Jones feels like the latest USADA changes fully vindicate him. USADA recently announced a …read more

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Jon Jones reacts after USADA claims his case resulted in changes to policy

Jon Jones shared an interesting reaction to the notion that USADA had changed their policies due to his previous case with the agency.
In a recent statement made by UFC Chief …read more

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Posted on December 1, 2019, 12:46 am By
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Level Change Podcast 48: USADA’s overhaul of UFC anti-doping policy, Carano-Rousey could’ve happened

Level Change Podcast | June M. Williams

Episode 48 discussion: USADA’s overhaul of UFC anti-doping policy, Carano-Rousey could’ve happened, Dillashaw wants to box Mayweather, fight announcements, more. Welcome to …read more

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