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UFC Bantamweight Rob Font Cleared By USADA After False Positive

Rob Font has recently been cleared by USADA after a false positive.

Longtime UFC Veteran Suspended By USADA For Steroid Use

A UFC veteran has been popped by USADA.

Gilbert Melendez Reacts To Two-Year USADA Sanction

Gilbert Melendez has spoken out on his two-year suspension from USADA. Melendez was flagged by USADA for a violation of the anti-doping policy. While Melendez isn't an active member of the UFC roster anymore, the test was administered back in Oct. 2019 which was a month before "El Nino's" UFC...

Former UFC Fighter Gilbert Melendez Handed Two-Year USADA Sanction

Gilbert Melendez may no longer be a member of the UFC roster but he's still been hit with a USADA sanction. USADA announced that an "independent arbitrator" has ruled that Melendez should serve a two-year suspension for a violation of the anti-doping policy. Melendez argued that USADA didn't have the...

UFC Women’s Flyweight Rachael Ostovich Accepts USADA Sanction

Rachael Ostovich, who competes in the UFC women's flyweight division, has received a suspension from USADA. Ostovich was flagged for a urine sample collected on Jan. 3, 2020. She tested positive for ostarine and GW1516 metabolites. While these substances are prohibited at all times, Ostovich was able to prove that...

UFC Middleweight Kelvin Gastelum Accepts Reduced USADA Sanction

Kelvin Gastelum has accepted a nine-month USADA drug suspension, which was reduced to four, after testing positive for Carboxy-THC. Gastelum was able to receive a five-month reduction after the completion of a drug program. It's a big break for Gastelum as this is his second violation of the anti-doping policy. "Gastelum,...

USADA Issues Statement On UFC 249 Drug Testing Protocol

USADA has spoken out on the drug testing protocols that will be in place for UFC 249. On May 9, the UFC will be back in business. The promotion is set for UFC 249, which will take place inside the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. In the main...

USADA Speaks On UFC 249 Testing

USADA has issued a statement on testing fighters scheduled for the UFC 249 card. UFC 249 has undergone many twists and turns. From the location having to be changed to fights being replaced, and even a new main event. Through it all, UFC 249 is still on tap for April...

USADA Suspends Doctor Who Administered IVs To UFC’s Paulo Costa

Dr. Lucas Penchel has accepted a two-year sanction by USADA for administering IVs to UFC middleweight Paulo Costa. Costa was suspended for six months under USADA back in April 2019. Video surfaced of Costa being given an IV, which drew a lot of attention from fans and media members....

Diego Sanchez Goes On Rant After Kevin Lee Misses Weight For UFC Brasilia

Diego Sanchez is not happy that IV use is banned for weight cuts under USADA. Ever since the UFC introduced USADA for its anti-doping measures, it has made an impact. Whether you like it or hate it, USADA is here to stay and has been since 2015. While some have...

UFC Strawweight Jessica Penne Accepts 20-Month USADA Sanction

UFC strawweight Jessica Penne's fighting career doesn't have to end now as initially feared. Penne hasn't competed since April 2017. Injuries have plagued Penne but she was also dealing with a potential career-ending situation. The 115-pounder was facing a four-year suspension from USADA following her second violation of the UFC's...

Diego Sanchez Receives USADA Sanction, UFC Rio Rancho Fight Still On

Diego Sanchez has been hit with a three-month USADA sanction but his next bout isn't in jeopardy. USADA announced that Sanchez accepted a suspension for violating the UFC's anti-doping policy. Sanchez tested positive for ostarine and S-23. USADA determined that Sanchez was indeed the victim of contaminated supplements. Sanchez is still...

Anthony Pettis Planning Lawsuit Against USADA Over Cut On His Hand

Anthony Pettis is putting the blame on USADA for suffering a cut on his hand just before fighting Nate Diaz back in Aug. 2019. Pettis and Diaz collided in the co-main event of UFC 241. Diaz won the bout via unanimous decision. "Showtime" revealed that he suffered a cut on...

Jessica Penne Points To USADA Ordeal As Cause Of Her Retirement

Jessica Penne isn't counting on being able to continue her fighting career. Penne has competed under the UFC banner and even challenged for the promotion's strawweight title at some point. Penne has certainly seen better days, however. She's currently dealing with USADA, the official drug testing partner of the UFC....

Sean O’Malley Accepts USADA Sanction Ahead Of UFC 248

Sean O'Malley has finally put his second ordeal with USADA in the past. O'Malley has now proven to be the victim of contaminated supplements twice. The bantamweight prospect was scheduled to fight on the massive UFC 229 card back in Oct. 2018. "Sugar" Sean popped for ostarine but it was...