USADA Hands Tom Lawlor Lengthy Suspension for UFC Anti-Doping Violation
Tom Lawlor on Friday was handed a two-year suspension by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after having tested positive for a prohibited substance in October.
Lawlor, 33, tested positive for ostarine following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on Oct. 10, 2016. Ostarine is a prohibited substance in the category ...read more
Derrick Lewis Receives Minimal UFC Fight Night 105 Suspension
Derrick Lewis scored an impressive knockout win over Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 105 on Sunday in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Although he later revealed that he broke his foot during the fight, it appears that his post fight examination didn't catch the injury. Lewis received a minimal 30-day ...read more
Gian Villante Receives Retroactive Exemption, Remains Eligible for Shogun Rua Fight
USADA announced on Friday that UFC athlete Gian Villante has been granted a retroactive Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) and will therefore not face an anti-doping policy violation for disclosing the use of an inhaler, which contains a prohibited substance as an active ingredient, and testing positive for that ...read more
Ian Heinisch ‘Ready and Prepared for War’ in LFA Debut
When it comes to his 2016, middleweight up-and-comer Ian Heinisch wasn't as active as he would have liked, but overall he feels like it was a productive year.
Most importantly to Heinisch, it was his development that mattered in 2016 more so than the amount of fights he was able to ...read more
Cris Cyborg: Holly Holm Doesn’t Deserve de Randamie Rematch
Germaine de Randamie secured her spot in the history books as the first UFC women's featherweight champion when she defeated former bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm at UFC 208 on Feb. 11. It was a closely contested bout that also had a bit of controversy.
de Randamie landed punches after ...read more
LFA 5: Edwards vs. Townsend Full Fight Card Finalized
Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced last month that LFA will make its first trip to Colorado in February. That event takes place on Friday and will be the fifth LFA event after the strategic merger between leading developmental organizations Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) and Legacy Fighting Championship ...read more
UFC 209 Card Finalized with Heavyweight Replacement and Two New Bouts
The UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 fight card was finalized on Thursday when the promotion confirmed one replacement fighter and added two new bouts to the event.
Todd Duffee recently had to drop out of his bout with Mark Godbeer due to an undisclosed injury. UFC officials on ...read more
Why is Georges St-Pierre Back? Why Now? (video)
Georges St-Pierre‘s return to the Octagon has been made official both by him and by the UFC.
But why, after more than three years out of the game, has the former welterweight kingpin decided to return.
“I think for me it's time to come back now because I'm ...read more
It’s Official: Joanna Jedrzejczyk to Defend Her Belt at UFC 211
It's not surprising, but it is official. UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will next be defending her title at UFC 211 in Dallas.
Impending Fatherhood Has Junior dos Santos Extra Motivated
Part of former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos‘ appeal is his jovial nature. He's a happy, positive person, who makes it difficult not to like him. The 33-year-old Brazilian is an expectant father, and is happier now more than he's ever been. His wife is pregnant with a ...read more