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Thread: Kevin Casey and Robert Drysdale Fail UFC 175 and TUF 19 Finale Drug Tests

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    Default Kevin Casey and Robert Drysdale Fail UFC 175 and TUF 19 Finale Drug Tests

    Two fighters from the UFC’s back-to-back events during International Fight Week failed their drug tests.

    Kevin Casey at UFC 175 and Robert Drysdale at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale each was tested following their respective bouts, and each failed, according to an initial report by

    Nevada Athletic Commission Chair Francisco Aguilar confirmed the news to, saying that Casey tested positive for Drostanolone, while Drysdale’s result revealed an elevated Testosterone-to-Epitestosterone ratio.

    Both fighters are under a temporary suspension pending the NAC convening to take final action.

    Casey initially recorded a one-minute TKO victory over Bubba Bush at UFC 175 on July 5, but that result will be turned to a no contest as long as the drug test results hold true. The bout was Casey’s second in the Octagon, having lost on the The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale to Josh Samman.

    Drostanolone is an anabolic steroid and is on the World Anti-Doping Association list of prohibited substances.

    Drysdale’s T/E ratio was 12-to-1, according to Aguilar, which is well above the state’s limit of 6-to-1. An elevated T/E ratio can be indicative of exogenous testosterone use.

    This is the second time that Drysdale has tested for an elevated T/E ratio. When he attempted to gain a license to fight Cody Donovan at UFC 167, Drysdale’s out-of-competition drug test showed a 19.4-to-1 ratio, thus he was refused a license.

    Drysdale submitted Bubba Bush in the opening round of their fight, but like Casey, the result of the bout is likely to be changed to a no contest, pending the outcome of his NAC hearing.

    Shortly after news of the drug test transgressions broke, UFC officials issued a statement acknowledging Casey and Drysdale's transgressions, adding, “Both fighters have been temporarily suspended from competition and informed their positive tests violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes and will support the NSAC’s determination pending a formal hearing at a later date.”

    UFC 175 took place on Saturday, July 5, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, while the TUF 19 Finale took place the following night at the same venue.

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    Soooooooo, Drysdale's fucking DONE. You can't bring him back after another suspension and risk having him tap out another LHW(and at this point, it'll be somebody higher) and then risk pissing hot-- his legitimacy is in question and that's one reason he was punished and put on the super-prelims, there's nothing ZUFFA has left to really "do" to him, if they were to keep him. Man, he's getting fined, he's getting suspended, he's not that young, I doubt UFC touches him again. Vinny/Drysdale for the Titan FC title in 2015....

    Such a shame, since his grappling is so marvellous but the goof just can't stay clean.

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    Bubba Bush, fighting one cheater at a time.

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    NAC issues Robert Drysdale, Kevin Casey temporary suspensions for failed drug tests
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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    UFC featherweight Brian Ortega tests positive for same anabolic steroid as Black House teammate Kevin Casey

    Not long after it was revealed that UFC middleweight Kevin Casey had tested positive for the anabolic steroid drostanolone following his UFC 175 win over Bubba Bush, news has come in that featherweight Brian Ortega has popped for the exact same substance. As first reported by Sherdog, Ortega failed his UFC on Fox 12 drug test and has since been fined $2,500 and suspended for 9 months. Additionally, his 99 second submission win against Mike De La Torre is now a no contest.

    What's interesting in this case is that Casey and Ortega are both teammates at Black House MMA and were previously champions in Resurrection Fighting Alliance. The only other notable Black House fighter to fail a drug test is Rafael Cavalcante, who tested positive for stanozolol while he was in Strikeforce.
    There are many paths to freedom, not all are peaceful

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    Black House chief: 'It's not what it looks like' on pair of positive tests
    Ed Soares, who runs Black House MMA in Gardena, Calif., told MMAjunkie a pair of positive tests from gym regulars is an isolated incident and also took issue with MMA observers who implied a link between their formal promotional homes and the failures.

    “It’s not fair, because let’s put how many other people were from that situation that fought clean,” he said. “It’s not what it looks like.”

    Middleweight Kevin Casey and featherweight Brian Ortega both tested positive for the steroid drostanolone following bouts at UFC 175 and UFC on FOX 12, respectively. Both train out of Black House, and both are former champions in the RFA, where Soares acts as president.

    Soares said Ortega, who was flagged by the California State Athletic Commission that oversaw UFC on FOX 12, works out of Black House for “10 percent” of his fight training, while Casey, who was popped by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, does “75 percent.”

    “They did it, and they have to deal with it,” he said of the fighters.

    While Soares expressed concern about the positive tests, he also was at a loss as to what concrete steps he could take to address the issue. He said he plans to talk to Black House members about PEDs and added he’s already reached out to Ortega, whom he believes used the steroid as a shortcut to shedding weight, as Casey admitted following his positive test.

    “I think Brian was supposed to fight in Brazil, and they canceled a week before the fight, and he was super bummed and gained weight,” Soares said, “and (the UFC) issued him a fight four or five weeks before, and he maybe was overweight and tried to figure something out.

    “I don’t know what these things do, but he figured out something to cut weight. I didn’t get in to an in-depth talk; I was more or less comforting him because he was just so down.”

    Soares sternly denied there is a systemic problem at the gym and pointed to the number of RFA fighters who’ve never been flagged for banned substances. In his time in the MMA business as a manager and promoter, he said he’s only dealt with three instances of drug test failures.

    He said a case involving Rafael Cavalcante, whom he called a friend but not a member of Black House, was botched by the CSAC. The commission upheld the fighter’s one-year suspension stemming from a positive test for stanozolol following his win over Mike Kyle in the now-defunct Strikeforce.

    “Out of all the times of managing guys, I think we’ve only had this happen three times, and it just happened to be two in a one month period,” said Soares.

    Despite the positive tests, the manager and promoter said he will not expel Casey or Ortega from the gym.

    “People make mistakes, and one thing I told him was that I’m bummed that he did it, but I’m not going to turn my back on him,” Soares said. “Hopefully he learned from this process.”
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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