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

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 ...

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Dana White On Releasing Chael Sonnen: “It’s Never Easy Making A Decision Like This”

Beyond a short interview a few weeks ago on Fox Sports 1, we haven’t really heard from UFC president Dana White on Chael Sonnen. On Monday night, the UFC and Fox Sports announced they were releasing Chael Sonnen from his fighting and broadcasting duties. The announcement was due to the news on Saturday that Sonnen had failed a second random ...

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Chael Sonnen On Why He’s Retiring From MMA (Video)

Video: Chael Sonnen announces retirement from UFC Say goodbye to the bad guy. On Wednesday night’s edition of “UFC Tonight”, Chael Sonnen announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. It was announced on Tuesday that Sonnen had a failed a random drug test given by the Nevada State Athletic Commission last month. The three-time UFC title challenger was given the ...

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Chael Sonnen And Dana White Video Interviews Regarding Sonnen’s Failed Drug Test

The big news in the MMA world in the last 24 hours has been the drug test failure of UFC star Chael Sonnen. The three-time UFC title challenger tested positive for the drugs, Anastrozole and Clomiphene during a random drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission last month. Yesterday on Fox Sports 1 show, “America’s Pregame”, Sonnen and ...

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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 ...

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Vitor Belfort Says He Didn’t Voluntarily Withdraw From UFC 173; Says He’s Fighting Weidman-Machida Winner

It was announced by the UFC last night that Vitor Belfort was out of the main event of UFC 173 against middleweight champion Chris Weidman. The man replacing Belfort would be former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. Belfort released a statement a short time ago stating he didn’t voluntarily withdraw from the Weidman fight and has been promised by the ...

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Vitor Belfort Out of UFC 173, Lyoto Machida to Face Chris Weidman

Just hours after the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to ban therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy, Vitor Belfort pulled out of his upcoming middleweight title bout against Chris Weidman at UFC 173.  Former champion Lyoto Machida has already agreed to square off against Weidman for the title. “The Nevada State Athletic Commission recently altered its policy and no ...

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Nevada State Athletic Commission Bans Testosterone Replacement Therapy For All Fighters

A few moments ago, the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to ban therapeutic use exemptions for (TRT) testosterone replacement therapy effective immediately. If any athlete has a TUE, no state commission will recognize it. Any fighter who competes in MMA, boxing and kickboxing will not be allowed to apply for an exemption going forward. Some of the notables who ...

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UFC 169 Recap: Renan Barao, Jose Aldo Retain Titles

Brian and Steve recap UFC 169 including Renan Barao retaining the bantamweight championship in a controversial decision against Urijah Faber and Jose Aldo defeating Ricardo Lamas to remain the featherweight champion along with the spectacular fight between Abel Trujillo and Jamie Varner, the upcoming fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort, a big ruling regarding TRT for the bout, Wanderlei ...

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