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The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale competitors test clean for drugs | MMAjunkie.com
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Dec 25, 2008 at 8:05 am ET |
All 12 competitors who underwent drug testing earlier this month at The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale have tested clean for steroids and drugs of abuse.
Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer on Wednesday emailed MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com) with the test results.
The event took place Dec. 13 at the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas and aired live on Spike TV.
"The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir" winners and co-headliners Efrain Escudero (lightweight) and Ryan Bader (light heavyweight) were tested. So, too, were the respective runners-up: Phillipe Nover and Vinny Magalhaes.
Undercard winners Anthony Johnson, Wilson Gouveia, Junie Browning, Krzysztof Soszynski, Eliot Marshall, Tom Lawlor, Shane Nelson and Roli Delgado were also tested.
The NSAC tests for steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, as well as drugs of abuse such as cocaine, marijuana and heroin. All of the competitors tested negative for both classifications of drugs.
The NSAC traditionally tests all main-event fighters, all winning competitors, and any fighters who have previously failed drug tests.