Mike Richman Suspended Two Years After Failed Drug Test
Bantamweight fighter Mike Richman has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug following his latest bout in the Bellator MMA cage.
Multiple sources Tuesday confirmed to Sherdog.com that Richman failed a post-fight drug test administered by the California State Athletic Commission after his unanimous decision loss to Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 137. The event took place May 15 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif.
Pat Curran gets new opponent for Bellator 139
An undisclosed injury forced Goiti Yamauchi out of Bellator 139, and Pat Curran has a new opponent on 18 days’ notice.
Curran, a former Bellator featherweight champion, is now set to take on Emmanuel Sanchez at the upcoming card in Mulvane, Kansas, on June 26. The promotion announced the new match-up on Monday.
Ben Rothwell implies Cain Velasquez uses Banned Substances
"Let's see what happens after July 1, when the advance testing starts kicking in," Rothwell said. "Let's see if [Velasquez is] still fighting the same way he has. I doubt it. I'm not implying anything, what I'm just saying, I don't believe every division is going to look the same after July 1st. If anyone takes offense to that, maybe they ought to look at themselves and look at their problems."
Who's next for Ben Rothwell? 'I think Andrei Arlovski and I should dance'
It's going to be hard to ignore Ben Rothwell from here on out. The oft-overlooked UFC heavyweight made sure of that Saturday night.
Rothwell submitted Matt Mitrione with a unique front choke, cut a hilarious WWE-style promo afterward and then called out Andrei Arlovski at the post-fight press conference at UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson in New Orleans.