UFC Fight Night 29 Drug Test Results Reveal No Illicit Drug Use
The Brazilian Athletic Commission on MMA (CABMMA) on Monday informed MMAWeekly.com that ever fighter on the recent UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields fight card was drug tested. All 20 fighters returned negative results, revealing no prohibited substance abuse by any of the athletes.
“The results of these tests did not reveal any illicit drug use, and/or to improve performance, stimulants or substances used to mask the presence of the same by any of the athletes who participated in the ‘UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields,’” read an official statement from CABMMA.
A sponsor opens up about the reality of backing UFC fighters
The biggest check Hans Molenkamp ever wrote as an athlete sponsor was to Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson for a fight with James Thompson in the now-defunct EliteXC organization.
Molenkamp won't say how big that check was, of course. But surely it was worth it, right? Ferguson, after all, was near the height of his popularity as a street brawler and YouTube sensation turned MMA fighter, and he was headlining a card on CBS, the biggest broadcast platform to date in the U.S.
The answer is yes. But that success, like so many things in the fight industry, proved fleeting.