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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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Posted on December 4, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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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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Posted on December 2, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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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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Posted on December 1, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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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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Cody Garbrandt blasts ‘coward’ TJ Dillashaw: ‘He’s been on EPO for years’

There are many people who believe that TJ Dillashaw has handled his recent USADA suspension as well as anybody could. Cody Garbrandt is not one of those people.
Dillashaw recently appeared …read more

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Posted on November 27, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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UFC, USADA Revise Anti-Doping Policy with Focus on Addressing Tainted Supplements

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and USADA have revised the promotion’s anti-doping policy to address the proliferation of positive tests resulting from tainted supplements. …read more

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Posted on November 26, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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TJ Dillashaw on EPO usage: ‘I sold my soul to the devil’

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has opened up on his EPO usage which led to his USADA suspension from earlier this year.

Dillashaw was forced to relinquish his UFC Bantamweight …read more

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Posted on November 26, 2019, 1:46 pm By
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TJ Dillashaw wants boxing match against Floyd Mayweather

TJ Dillashaw is interested in boxing Floyd Mayweather.
The former UFC bantamweight champion is currently suspended until January of 2021 due to a USADA violation for EPO use. He says he …read more

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Posted on November 26, 2019, 3:16 am By
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UFC creates ‘certified supplement’ list without USADA sanctions

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It looks like the UFC will indeed be giving out a potential ‘get out of jail free’ card for athletes who end up with …read more

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Posted on November 25, 2019, 10:46 pm By
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UFC and USADA significantly revamp anti-doping policy to better address contaminated supplements

The UFC’s anti-doping policy nearly cost them their UFC 244 main event when Nate Diaz tested positive for trace amounts of a banned substance. The problem with that scenario wasn’t …read more

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Posted on November 25, 2019, 7:46 pm By
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USADA Unveils Significant Changes To UFC Anti-Doping Policy

Major changes are being made to USADA’s UFC anti-doping policy. Since the USADA drug testing system was introduced in the UFC, many fighters have complained about being the victim of …read more

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Posted on November 25, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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USADA unveils significant revisions to UFC anti-doping policy

Nate Diaz | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Detect and deter.
When the UFC first launched its comprehensive anti-doping policy alongside the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) those were two core …read more

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Posted on November 25, 2019, 5:46 pm By
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USADA announces major changes to UFC anti-doping policy

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has announced sweeping changes to the UFC’s anti-doping policy. These changes were announced in a Monday press release, which can be read below:
The United …read more

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Posted on November 25, 2019, 5:46 pm By
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UFC, USADA address contaminated supplements issue with 'significant changes' to anti-doping policy

After reviewing the current guidelines, the UFC has made some major changes to their U.S. Anti-Doping Agency policy to give better protection and acknowledgment to athletes who fall foul of …read more

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Posted on November 25, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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Sean O’Malley Finds the Positive in Nate Diaz’s Recent Drug Test

As someone who has gone through a similar ordeal, Sean O’Malley can relate to Nate Diaz’s recent USADA run-in and believes that it was ultimately for a greater good. Nate …read more

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Posted on November 19, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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Anthony Johnson targeting summer UFC return, thinks he'll have speed advantage at heavyweight

Anthony Johnson is edging closer to his octagon return.
During BKFC 9 fight week, Johnson told Mac Life while he’s not back in the USADA testing pool just yet, he just …read more

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Priscila Cachoeira out of UFC Sao Paulo after failed USADA test

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Strawweight Priscila Cachoeira was removed from UFC Sao Paulo after taking a banned diuretic. Yet another Brazilian fighter has failed a USADA test.
On the heels …read more

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Video: Jeff Novitzky details Nate Diaz’s USADA issue unfolded behind the scenes

According to UFC anti-doping czar Jeff Novitzky, there was a lot going on behind the scenes at the time Nate Diaz was tapping out the statement that threatened to upend …read more

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Novitzky: Diaz wasn’t given special treatment for USADA issue

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UFC VP Jeff Novitzky speaks in detail about Nate Diaz’s USADA issue that nearly derailed the ‘BMF’ title fight against Jorge …read more

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Posted on November 2, 2019, 12:16 pm By
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Nate Diaz outlines how he got USADA to bow down after UFC 244 drug test fiasco

NEW YORK – On the cusp of UFC 244 fight week, the MMA community was hit with a major scare when one half of the main event was flagged by …read more

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Posted on November 1, 2019, 2:46 pm By
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Jorge Masvidal reveals ‘anxious’ reaction to Nate Diaz’s USADA issues

UFC 444 headliner Jorge Masvidal has revealed how he felt in the hours prior to knowing what the fate of Nate Diaz’s status on the card would be.
This Saturday’s main …read more

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How Nate Diaz brought USADA to its knees (UFC 244 video)

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Nate Diaz went off on the whole failed drug test situation leading up to his fight with Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 and how USADA quickly …read more

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UFC 244 | Pro fighters make their picks for Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz for the BMF title

In the main event of UFC 244, Jorge Masvidal is taking on Nate Diaz for the BMF title. The fight was almost derailed by a USADA scare last week, yet …read more

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Video: Jorge Masvidal: ‘I want to fight the greatest guys of my generation and hurt them’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

NEW YORK — Jorge Masvidal addresses the USADA situation that nearly scrapped his UFC 244 fight against Nate Diaz and the legacy he’s creating by …read more

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Posted on October 31, 2019, 12:46 am By
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Nate Diaz explains decision to go public with USADA ordeal

Nate Diaz gave everybody a scare last week when he announced that an adverse finding on one of his United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug tests had forced him out …read more

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Posted on October 30, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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The A-Side Live Chat: UFC 244 preview, Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz, fallout from UFC Singapore, Bellator 231, & Bellator 232, Diaz vs. USADA, more

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This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting.
For this episode, José Youngs and his co-host break down some of the top …read more

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Mookie & Crookie Show 43: A weekend of bad decisions for Rory and Ben

June M. Williams

Episode 43 discussion: Nate Diaz vs. USADA, Askren’s bad decision, Rory’s over-confidence, Coker wants to retire Nelson, Fury to enter MMA, more Welcome to The Mookie …read more

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Chael Sonnen says Jon Jones’ support for Nate Diaz during USADA drug testing situation was a facade

Chael Sonnen believes Jon Jones put on an act when he showed support for Nate Diaz.
The UFC 244 main event appeared to be in serious jeopardy when Diaz claimed he …read more

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Jorge Masvidal explains how he reacted to Nate Diaz’s USADA scare

Last weekend, Nate Diaz gave the entire MMA community a terrible scare by announcing that he was out of his UFC 244 fight with Jorge Masvidal. Masvidal, of course, was …read more

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Posted on October 29, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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Neil Magny ‘happy’ Nate Diaz was cleared so quickly thanks in large part to his own USADA ordeal 

Neil Magny | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

In a strange way, Neil Magny might be the man most responsible for the UFC 244 main event between Nate Diaz and …read more

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Posted on October 29, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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Despite Cancellation Scare, Jorge Masvidal Maintains Largely Positive View of USADA

Over the weekend, Jorge Masvidal was on edge as his headlining date with Nate Diaz at UFC 244 teetered on the brink of cancellation. …read more

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Nate Diaz blasts USADA but admits he was never worried about test results

Nate Diaz has put USADA on blast.
Last week, Diaz announced he was out of his fight against Jorge Masvidal due to being flagged by USADA. Yet, after sending out the …read more

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Jorge Masvidal hasn’t soured on USADA after Nate Diaz’s UFC 244 standoff

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Every fighter has a different way of dealing with anxiety. UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal eats his feelings.
A three-piece and soda wasn’t enough to calm …read more

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Diaz blasts USADA but says he'll fight Masvidal

Nate Diaz said Monday he’d fight Jorge Masvidal on Saturday but didn’t back off his anger and skepticism over USADA’s finding of a prohibited substance in his body. …read more

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Nate Diaz blasts ‘made up’ USADA drug testing issue: ‘It was all just a big old bunch of bullsh*t’ 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

When Nate Diaz declared he was dropping out of the UFC 244 main event due to an adverse finding in one of his pre-fight drug …read more

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Posted on October 28, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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Hot Tweets: Discussing the Nate Diaz-USADA situation, plus Conor McGregor’s plan to return

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Nate Diaz had a kerfuffle with USADA, Conor said he’s coming back in January, and Jon Jones doesn’t want to fight any of the light …read more

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Ray Borg shares USADA horror story after Nate Diaz ordeal

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) was back in the headlines this week after Nate Diaz announced an adverse drug test finding had forced him out of his UFC 244 …read more

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Posted on October 27, 2019, 10:16 pm By
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Nate Diaz’s UFC 244 power play was a BMF move exposing another USADA issue

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

On Friday night, when most of the East coast was already fast asleep, the UFC released the good news that Nate Diaz had been cleared …read more

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Posted on October 27, 2019, 1:17 pm By
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UFC Bantamweight Says ‘USADA Is Worse Than Being On Probation’

One UFC bantamweight weighed in on Nate Diaz’s UFC 244 drug testing hoopla and he took the opportunity to rip USADA. Diaz will indeed meet Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244, …read more

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Posted on October 26, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Ronda Rousey knew Nate Diaz was clean, says ‘PEDs are for p-ssies’

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Ronda Rousey weighs in on the controversy surrounding Nate Diaz and USADA. Earlier this week, UFC fan favorite Nate Diaz …read more

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Pros react to USADA exonerating Nate Diaz from failed drug test ahead of UFC 244

Nate Diaz is good to go for next week’s UFC 244.
The veteran fighter was exonerated by USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, after adverse findings were found in a pre-fight …read more

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Posted on October 26, 2019, 5:46 pm By
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Pros react to Nate Diaz being exonerated by USADA

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Pro fighters react to the latest news surrounding Nate Diaz. The highly anticipated ‘BMF’ title fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz is …read more

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Nate Diaz Cleared by USADA, UFC 244 Headliner Expected to Proceed as Planned

After a brief scare, it appears that the UFC 244 main event will move forward as planned. …read more

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Posted on October 26, 2019, 10:46 am By
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Pro fighters react after Nate Diaz gets exonerated by USADA

Earlier this evening it was announced that USADA had cleared Nate Diaz of any wrongdoing and the Stockton native was now eligible to compete at UFC 244.
Diaz had taken to …read more

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Posted on October 26, 2019, 7:16 am By
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Nate Diaz exonerated by USADA, cleared to compete at UFC 244

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It appears UFC 244’s main event has been saved.
Nate Diaz has been exonerated of any potential wrongdoing by the UFC after adverse findings were discovered …read more

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Posted on October 26, 2019, 5:16 am By
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Diaz not facing USADA violation, cleared to fight Masvidal

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Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz will go down as planned next weekend at MSG. Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz is …read more

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Breaking! Nate Diaz cleared by USADA, expected to fight at UFC 244

Nate Diaz has been cleared of any wrongdoing by USADA and is expected to fight Jorge Masvidal as scheduled at UFC 244.
The terrific news come from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto who …read more

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Diaz demands UFC ‘clear my name or I ain’t doing sh-t’

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Nate Diaz doubles down on the fact that he won’t fight at UFC 244 if the UFC or USADA doesn’t …read more

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Posted on October 26, 2019, 1:16 am By
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USADA statement on Istela Iane Nunes Souza

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Posted on October 25, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Dustin Poirier Blasts ‘Fake A** Gangster’ Nate Diaz; Diaz Responds

Dustin Poirier has put Nate Diaz on blast for pulling out of UFC 244 due to USADA issues. Following the announcement, Poirier took to Twitter to slam Diaz. “F**k you,” …read more

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Posted on October 25, 2019, 3:16 pm By
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Jon Jones offers USADA advice to Sean O’Malley

Controversial UFC star Jon Jones has offered some advice to Sean O’Malley regarding the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
Jones has taken it upon himself to use the ongoing USADA situation with …read more

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Posted on October 25, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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Nate Diaz not suspended for UFC 244, sources say

Nate Diaz has not been suspended by USADA despite an adverse drug-test finding that Diaz announced himself on Thursday. …read more

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Posted on October 25, 2019, 4:16 am By
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Jon Jones Offers Words Of Encouragement To Nate Diaz Following UFC 244 Statement

Jon Jones has been through his issues with USADA and he’s offering some advice to Nate Diaz. For years, Diaz has made it clear that he feels most mixed martial …read more

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Posted on October 25, 2019, 12:16 am By
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Jorge Masvidal says he'll see Nate Diaz at UFC 244: 'I don't need USADA to tell me (expletive)'

Pandemonium hit the MMA world Thursday after Nate Diaz announced his potential withdrawal from UFC 244.
In a lengthy social media statement, Diaz (20-11 MMA, 18-10 UFC) indicated his highly anticipated …read more

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Posted on October 24, 2019, 11:46 pm By
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USADA issues two-year suspension to Giacomo Lemos for failed drug test ahead of UFC debut

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Brazilian heavyweight Giacomo Lemos has been suspended for two years after he tested positive for a banned substance ahead of …read more

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CM Punk leaving door open for UFC return, still in USADA testing pool

Former WWE superstar and UFC welterweight CM Punk is still being tested by USADA, leaving the door open for a potential return to the Octagon.
TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter looked into USADA’s …read more

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Posted on October 21, 2019, 11:47 pm By
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‘I Should Just Wait For Winner Of Stipe Vs. DC’

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After Jon Jones returned from his second USADA suspension, he made it a point to keep a busy schedule. He knocked out three …read more

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Posted on October 20, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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Two UFC fighters suspended after failed USADA tests

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A couple of Brazilian fighters received suspensions after testing positive for banned substances. A couple of up-and-coming Brazilian fighters will …read more

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Posted on October 20, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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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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