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Vitor Belfort Is Granted License, Will Face Chris Weidman At UFC 181 In December

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Vitor Belfort was a granted a license on Wednesday morning by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in a unanimous vote. The NSAC told Belfort that he cannot fight before the month of December, has to have his next fight in Las Vegas and will have to subject himself to random blood and urine testing at anytime, anywhere. NSAC also told ... Read More »

Chael Sonnen Has Until July 17 To Appeal Complaint From NSAC

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Chael Sonnen has until July 17 to appeal the complaint against him from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Sonnen is subjected to a maximum fine of $250,000, expenses related to the complaint and the requirement that Sonnen provides the commission with a clean drug test upon his next licensing application. NSAC sent Sonnen the complaint by certified mail on June ... Read More »

Chael Sonnen Fails Second Drug Test

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If your Chael Sonnen, you are probably wishing this drug saga would just go away. MMAFighting.com reported on Saturday night that Sonnen failed a second drug test that was administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to him on June 5 in his home state of Oregon. Sonnen tested positive for human growth hormone, recombinant human erythropoietin, anastrozole and human ... Read More »

Chael Sonnen Receives Temporary Suspension Due To Failed Drug Test

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On Tuesday, Chael Sonnen received a temporary suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a failed random drug test that was revealed last Tuesday. The Commission voted unanimously to give Sonnen the suspension. Sonnen, who tested positive for the drugs, Anastrozole and Clomiphene was randomly tested during the weekend of UFC 173 last month. The three-time UFC title challenger ... Read More »

Chael Sonnen Fails Drug Test, Out Of UFC 175

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ESPN.com is reporting that Chael Sonnen has failed a random drug test and is out of his UFC 175 fight against Vitor Belfort. Sonnen tested positive for two illegal substances, Anastrozole and Clomiphene, which are two female drugs. Anastrozole is used to treat early stages of breast cancer and clomiphene is used in cases of female infertility. Sonnen took a ... Read More »

Drug Test Refusal Led To Wanderlei Silva’s UFC 175 Dismissal

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We reported earlier today that Wanderlei Silva was replaced by Vitor Belfort to face Chael Sonnen at UFC 175. All we knew at the time was that Silva didn’t submit his application and not attending a licensing hearing. MMAFighting.com is reporting that according to Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Robert Bennett, Silva had “ample time” to do everything he ... Read More »

Robbie Lawler Heads UFC 173 Salaries

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We announced earlier that Robbie Lawler will be facing Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 12 on July 26 after just fighting Saturday night at UFC 173. Lawler stopped Jake Ellenberger by third round TKO at the event. Salaries for UFC 173 were revealed to BetweenTheRopes.com from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Lawler lead all fighters making $200,000 including his ... Read More »