Top UFC Fighter Fired For Steroid Usage, Lots More

Ryan Clark


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.com is reporting that Another mixed martial artist has tested positive for an anabolic steroid. Anthony Torres, who was stopped in the first round of his fight with Jess Liaudin at UFC 75 in London on Sept. 8, tested positive for Boldenone, UFC vice president Marc Ratner said. Because there is no entity which regulates MMA in the United Kingdom, the UFC administered drug tests at random before and after the fights that night. Torres was found to have Boldenone in his system. He will not be able to be punished by a commission since none has jurisdiction, but Ratner said the UFC plans to advise athletic commissions of the positive test. The UFC released Torres from his contract for poor performance after the loss to Liaudin, Ratner said

For the first time, two Ultimate Fighter® winners will face off. Ultimate Fighter season 2 winner Rashad Evans a 15-0-1 powerhouse wrestler, will take on Ultimate Fighter season 3 winner Michael Bisping, a dangerous striker with a current record of 15-0. Bisping and Evans – two undefeated light heavyweights – look to break out of the pack and prove they are among the best in the division. UFC 78 Validation will also feature 8 other explosive fights to be announced soon.

There has been a lot of talk that American Top Team welterweight Thiago Alves will be added to UFC 78 on November 17th in Newark, New Jersey. The fight could be his first ever on a televised main card. mmanews
.com learned of the booking close to the fighter, however, could not confirm it when their camp was reached for comment. No information has been made available as to who Alves will face.

The California State Athletic Commission have announced that the following fighters tested negative for anabolic agents, masking agents, diuretics and drugs of abuse when tested at UFC 76 on September 22nd in Anaheim, California: Lightweights: Matt Wiman, Michihiro Omigawa, Jeremy Stephens, and Diego Saraiva. Heavyweights: Christian Wellisch and Scott Junk

Vitor Belfort is weighing offers from multiple organizations and looking at Rampage as a possible future opponent, this according to tatame.com.

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