UFC 75 Fighter Fails Drug Test, Released From Contract

The following is an excerpt from an article on Yahoo! Sports:

Update on MMA steroid tests
By Kevin Iole

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2007 9:02 pm EDT

Another mixed martial artist has tested positive for an anabolic steroid.

Anthony Torres, who was stopped in the first round of his fight with Jess Liaudin at UFC 75 in London on Sept. 8, tested positive for Boldenone, UFC vice president Marc Ratner said.

Because there is no entity which regulates MMA in the United Kingdom, the UFC administered drug tests at random before and after the fights that night.

Torres was found to have Boldenone in his system. He will not be able to be punished by a commission since none has jurisdiction, but Ratner said the UFC plans to advise athletic commissions of the positive test.

The UFC released Torres from his contract for poor performance after the loss to Liaudin, Ratner said.

To read the complete article featuring quotes from Marc Ratner, click here.


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