Hector Lombard Tested Positive for Steroids in UFC 182 Drug Screen
Hector Lombard is the latest mixed martial artist to allegedly test positive for steroids.
Sherdog.com confirmed with Nevada Athletic Commission Executive Director Bob Bennett that the UFC welterweight failed a drug test administered by the NAC at UFC 182 in January. MMAFighting.com first reported the news.
The former Strikeforce competitor’s test reportedly came back positive for desoxymethyltestosterone, better known as DMT. The NAC received the results of the test on Jan. 13. Bennett told Sherdog.com that Lombard's drug screen was administered on Jan. 3, the day of the event.
Kikuno-Souza, Giagos-de Oliveira among UFC Fight Night 62 additions
Three bouts have been added to next month’s UFC Fight Night 62 event in Brazil.
The matchups include featherweights Katsunori Kikuno (23-6-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Kevin Souza (15-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC), lightweights Christos Giagos (10-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Jorge de Oliveira (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), and flyweights Bentley Syler (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Fredy Serrano (1-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
UFC officials today announced the fights via UFC.com.
The latest UFC Fight Night 62 card now includes:
Ryan LaFlare vs. Demian Maia
Gilbert Burns vs. Josh Thomson
Ben Saunders vs. Erick Silva
Leonardo Santos vs. Matt Wiman
Shayna Baszler vs. Amanda Nunes
Akbarh Arreola vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Andre Fili vs. Godofredo Pepey
Drew Dober vs. Leandro Silva
Cain Carrizosa vs. Leonardo Mafra
Katsunori Kikuno vs. Kevin Souza
Jorge de Oliveira vs. Christos Giagos
Fredy Serrano vs. Bentley Syler
Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi is UFC 186's new co-main event
UFC 186 has lost its original co-headliner, but its replacement comes with championship stakes.
UFC officials today announced the cancellation of a welterweight co-main event between Rory MacDonald (18-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and Hector Lombard (35-4-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC). In its place, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (21-2-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) meets Kyoji Horiguchi (15-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC).
UFC 186 takes place April 25 at Montreal’s Bell Centre. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
UFC champ Ronda Rousey appears in the 2015 SI Swimsuit Issue
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is one of several athletes to appear in the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Rousey, who will defend her title against Cat Zingano in less than three weeks at UFC 184, actually posed for the issue this past fall. While the above photo, taken during a shoot on Captiva Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast, may look comfortably warm and peaceful, Rousey remembers it being “freezing ass cold” that day...
Trainer: Diaz Scored Big Payday, Then Stiffed Me
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion NIck Diaz, who may or may not be finished as a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter following yet another failed drug test -- this time at UFC 183 -- is lauded as one of the finest boxers to ever throw hands in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Spike prez: Bellator 'on an even footing' with UFC
The antitrust lawsuit filed against the UFC refers to the other MMA organizations in the United States, namely Bellator, as minor leagues. Spike TV president Kevin Kay takes umbrage with that depiction.
"I don't think we're a minor league at all," Kay told MMAFighting.com recently at an event to promote Premier Boxing Champions on Spike. "That's just lawyers talking. They have to position stuff a certain way."
UFC: Report of pay withheld from Anderson Silva after drug test failure 'not true'
A report Sunday evening by Brazilian media outlet Veja.com stated the UFC had withheld a payment of nearly $6 million to Anderson Silva after his failed pre-UFC 183 drug test.
The report claimed the withheld money was Silva’s (34-6 MMA, 17-2 UFC) $600,000 fight purse, $200,000 win bonus and the money he made off of his pay-per-view “points,” or percentage of PPV revenue, for the Jan. 31 pay-per-view fight, where the former longtime middleweight champion returned from a 13-month layoff to earn a decision win over former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC).
It's so unlike Brazilian websites to post lies
Edit: For some reason when I post from my iPad the links never work. Sorry about that it's the first story on junkie.