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Paulo Costa says ex-trainer attempted to blackmail him with IV video

Paulo Costa was fined by two athletic commissions and issued a retroactive six-month suspension by USADA for a prohibited IV use prior to two UFC wins, and also had to …read more

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T.J. Dillashaw says Urijah Faber “probably should’ve stayed retired”

Former UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is currently serving a two-year suspension from USADA for his use of EPO, and recently spoke on his decision to take the banned-substance, but …read more

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Posted on June 18, 2019, 3:16 am By
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USADA suspends UFC’s Hu 10 months

Chinese light heavyweight Yaozong Hu will not be eligible to fight at the UFC’s next event in China, which takes place Aug. 31. UFC light heavyweight Yaozong Hu has accepted …read more

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Posted on June 15, 2019, 5:46 pm By
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UFC Heavyweight Yaozong Hu Suspended 10 Months by USADA

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Yaozong Hu has accepted a 10-month suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after testing positive for a prohibited substance. …read more

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Posted on June 14, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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Yaozong Hu suspended 10 months by USADA for doping violation 

Chinese light heavyweight prospect Yaozong Hu has been suspended for 10 months by USADA after testing positive for a banned substance in a violation of the UFC’s anti-doping policy.
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Posted on June 14, 2019, 5:46 pm By
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T.J. Dillashaw Says He Is ‘Not Mad’ He Took EPO

After Henry Cejudo knocked out T.J. Dillashaw to retain his flyweight championship, a few days later it was revealed the then-bantamweight champion was flagged by USADA. There, he was suspended …read more

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Posted on June 14, 2019, 2:46 pm By
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Nicco Montano happy to finally resume her career following USADA suspension 

It’s been a painfully long road for Nicco Montano since winning the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight title in 2017.
Following her win over Roxanne Modafferi to become champion, Montano was forced …read more

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Romero awarded $27.45 million after winning tainted supplement lawsuit

Yoel Romero has been awarded a lot of money in damages after winning his lawsuit against a supplement company. In 2016, Yoel Romero’s suspension from USADA was shortened as it …read more

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Posted on May 29, 2019, 12:16 pm By
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Michelle Waterson questions USADA’s testing of fighters outside the US

The United States Anti Doping Agency’s (USADA) partnership with the UFC to test their athletes went into effect on July 1, 2015. Ever since then, the sport has been considered …read more

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Posted on May 29, 2019, 10:16 am By
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Romero wins judgment in tainted supplement suit

Yoel Romero, who was suspended six months by USADA after failing a drug test in 2015, won a default judgment against Gold Star Performance Products, which he had accused of …read more

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Cleared to return, Amanda Ribas explains why USADA suspension was ‘a gift from God’

Two years later, Amanda Ribas will finally enter the Octagon to compete.
The Brazilian strawweight prospect signed with the UFC to fight Juliana Lima at TUF 25 Finale on July 7, …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Morning Report: Urijah Faber blasts T.J. Dillashaw over USADA suspension and apology: ‘T.J.’s a master of turning himself into the victim’

In March, the MMA world was taken aback when bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw revealed that he had failed a USADA drug test and would be relinquishing his title. A couple …read more

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Posted on May 23, 2019, 12:16 pm By
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USADA backs supplement program for athletes

USADA has announced its support of a supplement certification program in an effort to curb contamination cases which fall under its jurisdiction. …read more

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Level Change Podcast 20: Jones not on board for HW fight with Cormier

Episode 20 discussion: Jon Jones not on board for a fight with Daniel Cormier at heavyweight, BJ Penn wants to keep fighting, Magny fails USADA drug test, UFC Rochester Welcome …read more

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Vicente Luque believes Neil Magny didn't cheat after USADA failure scrapped UFC Rochester fight

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Vicente Luque doesn’t believe Neil Magny intentionally cheated despite failing a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test that canceled their planned UFC on ESPN+ 10 co-headliner.
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Posted on May 17, 2019, 11:46 am By
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Jessica Aguilar released from UFC, found out through USADA

The 28-fight veteran in Mexico’s Jessica Aguilar (20-8) is a former World Series of Fighting champion as well as at one time the arguably No. 1 strawweight in the world.
Her …read more

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Manager Wants All Of T.J. Dillashaw’s UFC Wins Erased After PED Scandal

T.J. Dillashaw is currently sidelined for the next two years due to a USADA suspension for EPO. The former bantamweight champion was flagged in a pre-fight test before he fought …read more

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Posted on May 15, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Neil Magny reveals failed drug test led to exit from UFC Rochester co-main event

Neil Magny has come forward to reveal that he was flagged for a potential doping violation by USADA, which led to his exit from his upcoming fight against Vicente Luque …read more

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Neil Magny: Failed USADA Test Led to Withdrawal from UFC Rochester

A potential USADA anti-doping violation forced Neil Magny’s withdrawal from the UFC Rochester co-main event. …read more

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Posted on May 15, 2019, 2:16 am By
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Ali Abdelaziz: Fabricio Werdum will enter USADA testing pool next week

Despite being “sour” about a two-year suspension, former UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum intends to return to the octagon.
Werdum’s manager Ali Abdelaziz said Werdum will re-enter the testing pool administered …read more

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Magny reveals failed USADA drug test

The veteran UFC welterweight, who was scheduled to fight Vicente Luque on Saturday, wrote he expects to be “cleared of any wrong doing” by the UFC’s anti-doping partner. It’s now …read more

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Neil Magny announces failed USADA test that led to UFC Rochester withdrawal

Earlier this week, Neil Magny was forced to withdraw from a scheduled bout with Vicente Luque this upcoming Saturday at UFC Rochester. He announced Tuesday that his withdrawal was due …read more

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Posted on May 14, 2019, 11:46 pm By
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Neil Magny reveals USADA test failure as reason for UFC Rochester removal

On Monday, Neil Magny was suddenly pulled from his UFC Rochester co-main event bout with Vicente Luque this Saturday night due to undisclosed reasons. Well, we now know why.
The 20-fight …read more

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Diaz still submitting USADA samples despite being removed from UFC rankings

He might no longer be ranked, but Nate Diaz is still submitting drug samples to USADA. It’s been so long since Nate Diaz last fought in the UFC that the …read more

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Posted on May 11, 2019, 10:16 pm By
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Nate Diaz still submitting USADA samples despite absence

Nate Diaz has not fought since he gave up a hotly contested majority decision to Conor McGregor in 2016. That being said, the Stockton-based lightweight is still doing what he …read more

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Posted on May 10, 2019, 8:46 pm By
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Chandler says he’s ‘a little bit jealous’ with USADA testing in the UFC

Unlike many fighters, Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler welcomes the stringent USADA testing procedures with open arms. This Saturday’s Bellator 221 lightweight championship fight between Michael Chandler and Patricio …read more

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Posted on May 7, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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Michael Chandler ‘a little bit jealous’ of USADA testing in UFC: ‘I wish they were testing me’

The bad blood between reigning Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler and featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire has been boiling for almost a decade.
In comparing his Brazilian foe to a roommate …read more

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Walt Harris explains callout of Justin Willis: ‘The guy is really not that good’

OTTAWA — Walt Harris talks to the media at UFC Ottawa about why he dislikes Justin Willis, wanting to fight in Abu Dhabi, and the resolution of his USADA case. …read more

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USADA terminates UFC fighter’s two-year suspension

UFC strawweight Amanda Ribas can finally make her debut in the promotion. Amanda Ribas is no longer under suspension by USADA.
USADA has lifted the UFC strawweight’s two-year sanction, the UFC’s …read more

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Posted on May 4, 2019, 1:16 am By
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USADA ends ostarine suspension of UFC strawweight Ribas

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has adjusted another doping case involving the prohibited substance ostarine, terminating the suspension of UFC strawweight Amanda Ribas in the belief that her 2017 positive test …read more

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Posted on May 3, 2019, 10:16 pm By
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USADA ends osterine suspension of UFC strawweight Ribas

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has adjusted another doping case involving the prohibited substance ostarine, terminating the suspension of UFC strawweight Amanda Ribas in the belief that her 2017 positive test …read more

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Posted on May 3, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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USADA ends UFC strawweight Amanda Ribas' two-year suspension for ostarine

In a sign of a shifting stance on a frequent culprit in anti-doping cases, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has abruptly ended UFC strawweight Amanda Ribas’ two-year suspension.
USADA said new tests …read more

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Posted on May 3, 2019, 7:46 pm By
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UFC's Walt Harris plans lawsuit against supplement business after USADA case

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OTTAWA – UFC heavyweight Walt Harris plans to go after the people he believes caused a failed drug test.
Harris (11-7 MMA, 4-4 …read more

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Posted on May 2, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Elias Theodorou frustrated by 'outdated mindset' in USADA's cannabis rules

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OTTAWA – UFC middleweight Elias Theodorou interrupted his regularly scheduled workout for an urgent message.
He still doesn’t have permission to use medical …read more

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Posted on May 2, 2019, 2:16 am By
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Daily Debate results: What is USADA's responsibility to fighters like Tom Lawlor?

Last week, four UFC competitors received short suspensions for their use of the banned substance Ostarine.
While that’s good for the fighters involved, who could have been suspended up to two …read more

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Posted on April 29, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Costa provided ‘substantial assistance’ for reduced suspension

How did UFC middleweight contender Paulo Costa go from facing a two-year suspension to only getting six months? Paulo Costa provided “substantial assistance” to USADA to reduce his suspension from …read more

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Posted on April 27, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Paulo Costa Accepts Six-Month USADA Suspension For IV Use

Paulo Costa has accepted a six month punishment from the USADA.

The rising UFC middleweight agreed to a six-month suspension from USADA (U.S. Anti-Doping Agency) for violations in June and November …read more

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Paulo Costa Accepts Six-Month USADA Suspension For IV Use

Paulo Costa has accepted a six month punishment from the USADA.

The rising UFC middleweight agreed to a six-month suspension from USADA (U.S. Anti-Doping Agency) for violations in June and November …read more

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Covington: I could ‘beat up’ Jones if given steroids

Colby Covington would entertain a move to 205 pounds if USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, went out the window. Colby Covington has his sights set on more than just UFC …read more

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Posted on April 27, 2019, 3:16 pm By
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Costa handed six-month suspension by USADA for IV usage

Paulo Costa has been suspended by USADA, but is already eligible to fight. UFC middleweight Paulo Costa has been a subject of confusion for some time now. He was originally …read more

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Posted on April 27, 2019, 2:16 am By
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USADA: Lawlor ‘might have been eligible for a lower sanction’

Tom Lawlor isn’t happy after USADA have started handing out lenient punishments for ostarine. USADA have admitted that Tom Lawlor, who was banned for two years in October 2016 after …read more

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Paulo Costa suspended six months by USADA for prohibited IV use

Paulo Costa has been suspended by USADA, but is eligible to return to the UFC immediately.
The UFC middleweight contender was handed a six-month ban by USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, …read more

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Posted on April 26, 2019, 9:46 pm By
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Paulo Costa accepts six-month USADA suspension, receives fines for IV use

UFC middleweight contender Paulo Costa received prohibited intravenous infusions in June 2017 and November 2017 which has resulted in a six-month suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
USADA today issued …read more

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Posted on April 26, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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Paulo Costa and coach suspended by USADA for unauthorized IV use at two events

UFC middleweight Paulo Costa and one of his coaches have each received a six-month suspension from USADA after unauthorized use of an IV to administered fluids at two of his …read more

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Posted on April 26, 2019, 8:46 pm By
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What does USADA owe Tom Lawlor, other victims of bad timing now that science has evolved?

When news of their suspensions came down from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency this week, four UFC fighters with recent positive tests for the banned substance ostarine had reason to rejoice.
“I’m …read more

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Sean O’Malley returns from USADA suspension at UFC 239, takes on ‘Chito’

“Sugar” Sean O’Malley is one of the most promising young prospects in the crowded UFC bantamweight division. Unfortunately, it’s been some time since we’ve seen the fan favorite in the …read more

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Montano releases statement on USADA suspension

Former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano has released a statement regarding her six-month USADA suspension. Nicco Montano has released a statement after news broke earlier this week that the …read more

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Posted on April 26, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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USADA Just Admitted It Screwed Tom Lawlor

So now that UFC and USADA had to change the drug testing rules to keep Jon Jones in the title picture, it seems every fighter testing positive after his picogram …read more

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Posted on April 25, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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UFC's Sean O'Malley took positives from USADA ordeal – but getting tested has become stressful

UFC bantamweight Sean O’Malley was able to take positives out of the time spent sidelined due to dealing with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, but that isn’t to say there weren’t …read more

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USADA: Tom Lawlor ‘might have been eligible for a lower sanction’ had ostarine case come now

Tom Lawlor might have been the victim of bad timing, according to the UFC’s anti-doping partner.
The former UFC fighter was suspended two years by USADA for testing positive for the …read more

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Posted on April 25, 2019, 6:46 pm By
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Marlon Moraes believes T.J. Dillashaw suspension is not long enough

Marlon Moraes is getting a shot at the vacant UFC bantamweight title, this after T.J. Dillashaw relinquished his belt due to a two-year suspension from USADA. Dillashaw had tested positive …read more

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Ex-UFC champ Nicco Montano releases statement following USADA suspension

Former UFC flyweight champion Nicco Montano has issued her first statement after receiving a six-month suspension from USADA this week.
The sanction came down after Montano tested positive for trace amounts …read more

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Posted on April 24, 2019, 10:16 pm By
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Ex-UFC champ Nicco Montano breaks silence on USADA suspension

Former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano has spoken out for the first time since accepting a six-month suspension for a banned substance in her system.
Montano, 30, thanked her friends, …read more

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Nicco Montano releases statement on USADA suspension, hopes for summer return

After it was revealed Tuesday that Nicco Montano has been on the shelf due to a suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency, the former UFC flyweight champion provided her …read more

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USADA suspends Montano, O’Malley, two others for six months

Nicco Montano, Sean O’Malley, Augusto Mendes and Marvin Vettori have all accepted six-month USADA suspensions in contaminated supplement cases. USADA is now apparently handing out sanctions in bulk.
The UFC’s anti-doping …read more

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Novitzky says USADA ‘still evaluating’ Costa’s use of stomach medication

According to Jeff Novitzky, USADA is still investigating Paulo Costa. There’s a lot of confusion surrounding Paulo Costa’s sudden withdrawal from his highly anticipated bout with Yoel Romero earlier this …read more

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