Pic: Paulo Costa Is Absolutely Massive Ahead Of UFC Return

Paulo Costa is seemingly daring USADA to come knocking at his door. Of course, it’s not like they haven’t already. The hulking middleweight contender was embroiled in a long, confusing case with the UFC’s anti-doping partner last year…

Paulo Costa is seemingly daring USADA to come knocking at his door. Of course, it’s not like they haven’t already. The hulking middleweight contender was embroiled in a long, confusing case with the UFC’s anti-doping partner last year. It wasn’t for anabolic steroids, however. Despite the fact that “Borrachinha” is routinely accused of using the […]

The post Pic: Paulo Costa Is Absolutely Massive Ahead Of UFC Return appeared first on MMA News.

Darren Till Gives His Take on TJ Dillashaw Suspension

After TJ Dillashaw lost to Henry Cejudo back in January, shocking news came out that he was flagged by USADA and suspended for two years. The former bantamweight champion gave up his title and will not be able to fight until January 2021. Many fighters…

After TJ Dillashaw lost to Henry Cejudo back in January, shocking news came out that he was flagged by USADA and suspended for two years. The former bantamweight champion gave up his title and will not be able to fight until January 2021. Many fighters and fans alike had their opinions on the announcement. And, […]

The post Darren Till Gives His Take on TJ Dillashaw Suspension appeared first on MMA News.

Fabricio Werdum Says UFC Wouldn’t Release Him

Fabricio Werdum was looking to be a free agent. However, that will not happen after all. The former heavyweight champion is currently suspended due to USADA, and given he is 41-years-old, the Brazilian wanted to fight. So, he asked the UFC to release h…

Fabricio Werdum was looking to be a free agent. However, that will not happen after all. The former heavyweight champion is currently suspended due to USADA, and given he is 41-years-old, the Brazilian wanted to fight. So, he asked the UFC to release him from his contract so he could go elsewhere and continue his […]

The post Fabricio Werdum Says UFC Wouldn’t Release Him appeared first on MMA News.

Fabricio Werdum Failed To Terminate UFC Deal, Will Fulfill Contract

Fabricio Werdum has made numerous attempts to get his release from the UFC following his two-year United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension. At 41-years-old, the hourglass is running out on the former UFC heavyweight champion’s career in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Prior to his scheduled fight against Aleksei Oleinik in September 2018, “Vai Cavalo” […]

The post Fabricio Werdum Failed To Terminate UFC Deal, Will Fulfill Contract appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.

Fabricio Werdum has made numerous attempts to get his release from the UFC following his two-year United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension.

At 41-years-old, the hourglass is running out on the former UFC heavyweight champion’s career in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Prior to his scheduled fight against Aleksei Oleinik in September 2018, “Vai Cavalo” was flagged by USADA after testing positive for the banned substance trenbolone.

Now, Werdum is to be sidelined until May of 2020. Speaking to Combate recently, Werdum revealed that his attempts to get his release from the UFC have come up short. As a result, he’ll wait out his suspension and fight out his current contract upon his return:

“I have two more UFC fights,” Werdum said. “I tried to terminate the contract, but they didn’t let me, because I’m a former champion and they still wanted me around, so cutting ties right now is out of the table.

“But if I had the possibility before, I would, because of my age, it would be better for my career. Since it wasn’t possible, I’ll stay fight two more times. Let’s see how it goes in the future.”

Werdum went on to maintain he did not knowingly take a banned substance. Instead, he believes his sample was contaminated, as his second test came back negative:

“I thought it was unfair, because I’m aware I didn’t take anything,” Werdum said. “I know it, I know it was a contamination. It’s tough because I have 28 USADA tests and never had a problem, but my background meant nothing to them. I think they made an example out of me because I have a big name and am used to be an UFC champion. They knew there was very little of the substance.

“The most surprising thing was that I tested positive, they didn’t say anything, they just came a week later to test me again and that one came out negative. Once again, this shows the contamination. I think they are experienced enough when someone is taking something on purpose and when it’s a contamination.”

What do you think about Werdum planning on finishing out his UFC deal once his suspension is up?

The post Fabricio Werdum Failed To Terminate UFC Deal, Will Fulfill Contract appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.

UFC Light Heavyweight Yaozong Hu Accepts 10-Month USADA Suspension

UFC light heavyweight Yaozong Hu has accepted a 10-month doping suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). According to a statement from USADA, Hu tested positive for androsta-3,5-diene-7,17-dione (arimistane) and its metabolite 7β-hydroxy-androst-3,5-diene-17-one. The results were from an out-of-competition urine sample provided on March 9, 2019: “Following an investigation into the circumstances of Hu’s […]

The post UFC Light Heavyweight Yaozong Hu Accepts 10-Month USADA Suspension appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.

UFC light heavyweight Yaozong Hu has accepted a 10-month doping suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

According to a statement from USADA, Hu tested positive for androsta-3,5-diene-7,17-dione (arimistane) and its metabolite 7?-hydroxy-androst-3,5-diene-17-one. The results were from an out-of-competition urine sample provided on March 9, 2019:

“Following an investigation into the circumstances of Hu’s case, USADA concluded that Hu’s positive test was caused by his use of a dietary supplement and that he was eligible for a minor reduction to the otherwise applicable one-year period of ineligibility for a doping offense involving a Specified Substance,” the statement read.

“The minor reduction is based on Hu’s cooperation throughout the results management process and efforts made to investigate the safety of the supplement prior to use, even though he subsequently realized that the product listed a prohibited substance on the label.

Hu will be eligible to return on Jan. 9, 2020 – 10 months from the date of his positive urine sample.

The 24-year-old Chinese fighter is 0-2 in the UFC since debuting in 2017. He suffered a submission loss to Cyril Asker, and most recently, was out-pointed by Rashad Coulter late last year. Hu was previously unbeaten in three professional fights before joining the Las Vegas-based promotion.

The post UFC Light Heavyweight Yaozong Hu Accepts 10-Month USADA Suspension appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.

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 for two years, and now, speaking to Chael Sonnen on his po…

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 for two years, and now, speaking to Chael Sonnen on his podcast, Dillashaw opened up why he took EPO. “I’ve hidden out, I haven’t done […]

The post T.J. Dillashaw Says He Is ‘Not Mad’ He Took EPO appeared first on MMA News.