UFC Middleweight Oskar Piechota Given 22-Month USADA Suspension

UFC fighter Oskar Piechota has been given a 22-month suspension by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency due to a test collected in the fall. Piechota tested positive for GHRP-2 (growth hormone releasing peptide 2), which is not allowed under the current policy in place. The suspension began on September 25th last year, per an announcement made … Continue reading UFC Middleweight Oskar Piechota Given 22-Month USADA Suspension

Abu Azaitar Given Seven-Month USADA Suspension

UFC fighter Abu Azaitar was given a seven-month suspension by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Monday due to a positive test for tamoxifen. The suspension took effect on August 25th of 2020. The suspension for Azaitar was a reduced version than the amount of sanctions that USADA were eligible to place. The reduced sentence was … Continue reading Abu Azaitar Given Seven-Month USADA Suspension

Raquel Pennington Given Six-Month USADA Suspension Following Self-Report

UFC fighter Raquel Pennington has been given a six-month suspension by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after self-reporting the use of two banned substances. USADA announced the suspension on Thursday. Pennington's suspension comes after the use of 7-keto-DHEO and AOD-9064. Per USADA's statement, Pennington took the substances after being prescribed them "by a doctor help treat … Continue reading Raquel Pennington Given Six-Month USADA Suspension Following Self-Report

Duda Santana Given One-Year USADA Suspension, Although It Has Already Expired

Former UFC fighter Eduarda Neves Santanna, also known as Duda Santana, has been given a one-year suspension by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. While the suspension lasts one year, it pertains to a test collected on January 10th in 2020, meaning it has already concluded. Per a statement from USADA on Friday, Santana tested positive for … Continue reading Duda Santana Given One-Year USADA Suspension, Although It Has Already Expired

Marc-Andre Barriault Given Six-Month USADA Suspension

UFC fighter has been given a six-month suspension by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency following a test collected in June. The suspension takes him out of competition until December of 2020. USADA announced the suspension on Friday, mentioning that Barriault was suspended due to testing positive for ostarine. However, his suspension was lowered to six months … Continue reading Marc-Andre Barriault Given Six-Month USADA Suspension

Chi Lewis-Parry Handed Four-Year USADA Suspension Following Testing Violations and ‘Falsified Evidence’

MMA fighter Chi Lewis-Parry has been handed a four-year suspension by the US Anti-Doping Agency after numerous violations in their policy as well as "falsified evidence." USADA announced the suspension on Friday. His suspension will expire in September of 2023. While Lewis-Parry had not fought in the UFC, he was in the promotion's testing pool … Continue reading Chi Lewis-Parry Handed Four-Year USADA Suspension Following Testing Violations and ‘Falsified Evidence’

Yair Rodriguez Given Six-Month USADA Suspension For ‘Whereabouts Failures’

UFC's Yair Rodriguez was been given a six-month suspension from the US Anti-Doping Agency for "whereabouts failures" on Thursday. The suspension keeps the featherweight fighter on the sidelines until March, as his suspension began in September. The suspension comes after not providing the drug testing program his location for testing. USADA announced the decision in … Continue reading Yair Rodriguez Given Six-Month USADA Suspension For ‘Whereabouts Failures’

UFC Heavyweight Raphael Pessoa Given 12-Month USADA Suspension

UFC heavyweight Raphael Pessoa will be suspended from action for a year after violating the UFC's "Anti-Doping Policy." The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced the suspension on Monday. Pessoa tested positive for "hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) and its metabolites chlorothiazide and 4-amino-6-chloro-1,3-benzenedisulfonamide (ACB)," per the statement by USADA. The test was taken on March 4th, meaning Pessoa … Continue reading UFC Heavyweight Raphael Pessoa Given 12-Month USADA Suspension

Jesse Ronson Given 20-Month USADA Suspension Months After Return Bout In UFC

UFC welterweight Jesse Ronson has been handed a 20-month suspension by the United States Anti-Doping Agency after violating their "UFC Anti-Doping Policy." The testing program announced the suspension on Wednesday, saying Ronson "tested positive for metabolite of methandienone" on July 22nd. Ronson announced his positive test on Tuesday via Facebook. "I’m a supporter of USADA … Continue reading Jesse Ronson Given 20-Month USADA Suspension Months After Return Bout In UFC

Chase Sherman Handed Nine-Month Suspension By USADA Following Test In May

UFC fighter Chase Sherman has taken a nine-month suspension following a violation of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. The United States Anti-Doping Agency released a statement on Tuesday that said Sherman tested positive for anastrozole, a substance that is prohibited in the program. Since his test was taken in May, Sherman's suspension has now completed five … Continue reading Chase Sherman Handed Nine-Month Suspension By USADA Following Test In May