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07-11-2008, 07:09 PM
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| | Tim Credeur vs. Cale Yarbrough a late addition to July 19 UFC event
Tim Credeur vs. Cale Yarbrough a late addition to July 19 UFC event |
by John Morgan on Jul 11, 2008 at 6:37 pm ET
A fight between "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest" cast members Tim Credeur (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Cale Yarbrough (0-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) that was originally scheduled for the show's live finale on June 21 will instead take place next week at UFC Fight Night 14.
The original match-up was scratched just hours before the event when Credeur failed a drug test due to his prescription for Adderall.
But today he exclusively told MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com) that he has passed a preliminary drug test and that the fight has been green lit for UFC Fight Night 14.
The event (also billed as "UFC: Silva vs. Irvin") takes place July 19 at The Palms Las Vegas and airs live on Spike TV. The Credeur-Yarbrough bout will take place on the night's un-aired preliminary card.
Just prior to the weigh-ins for The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale, Credeur, who was knockout out of the "TUF" semifinals by Jesse Taylor (and then again by C.B. Dollaway when Taylor was kicked off the show), voluntarily informed the Nevada State Athletic Commission that he had been taking Adderall. Credeur, who had a prescription for the psychostimulant, had quit taking the medication five days prior to the event and thought it would be out of his system.
However, a pre-fight drug test proved otherwise, and the fight was scrapped.
"The traces they found in my body were ridiculous -- like 17 parts per million or something ridiculous," Credeur said. "It wasn't at all possible to be performance-enhancing, but they've had fighters in the past who've suffered from strokes or heart-related problems -- palpitations -- because of Adderall or any level of amphetamines. I guess it's more of a safety issue -- more of a liability issue for the athletic commission."
He faced no disciplinary action for the failed test, but Credeur admits he was extremely disappointed that the fight was canceled -- primarily because he let down his opponent.
"It was disappointing," he said. "I felt probably more for Cale than for myself. He obviously didn't have any real part of it. I'd rather get knocked out in five seconds than not be able to fight. It's tough to train that hard and not get a fight."
However, he said he understands the NSAC's decision.
"That's how it goes sometimes," he said. "There's so many things that are banned (that) it's tough to know what is and what's not, and what you can take and what you can't take, especially if it's something you've been taking for years and years and years.
"I'm just glad they rescheduled it."
Credeur, a Team Forrest fighter and one of this season's most experienced fighters, defeated Erik Charles, Matthew Riddle and Daniel Cramer to advance to the show's semifinals.
Yarbrough, meanwhile, was also a Team Forrest fighter. He defeated John Clarke and Patrick Schultz to advance to the quarterfinals, where he ultimately lost to Dollaway.
For the full UFC: Silva vs. Irvin fight card, which includes a main event between Anderson Silva and James Irvin, check out the UFC Rumors section of MMAjunkie.com.
Source:Tim Credeur vs. Cale Yarbrough a late addition to July 19 UFC event | MMAjunkie.com
I'm glad they gave Tim another chance.
HW: Andrei Arlovski, Cain Velazquez
LHW: Tito Ortiz, Forrest Griffin, Rampage, Ryan Bader
MW: Rich Franklin, Gegard Mousasi, Jorge Santiago
WW: GSP, Carlos Condit
LW: Kenny Florian, Sean Sherk, Nate Diaz
07-11-2008, 10:42 PM
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I'm happy to see him getting another chance. He's a good fighter who does deserve a shot at the UFC.
07-11-2008, 11:13 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
glad they rescheduled it, but why Gerald Harris and Dan Cramer didnt get fights and Cale Yarborough did is beyond me :headscratch:
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