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  1. Wanderlei Silva files lawsuit against Nevada State Athletic Commi...

    Brett Okamoto

    Retired mixed martial artist Wanderlei Silva filed suit against the Nevada State Athletic Commission in District Court late last week, accusing the agency of overstepping its jurisdiction in the disciplinary action it took against him in September.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2015
  2. How Jones fought on Jan. 3, despite failed drug test

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- On Dec. 4, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones submitted to a random urine test, ordered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. On Dec. 23, the results of that test were delivered to the NSAC from a lab in Salt Lake City. Under...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  3. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones enters drug treatment fa...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for traces of cocaine prior to his eighth title defense last weekend in Las Vegas, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2015
  4. NSAC tests Jones, Cormier, Lawler, more

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada State Athletic Commission continues to implement its enhanced drug-testing policy ahead of major UFC events. NSAC executive director Bob Bennett confirmed to ESPN.com that the commission has ordered multiple random blood te...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  5. MMA fighter Vitor Belfort passes drug test

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC middleweight title challenger Vitor Belfort has passed a blood and urine drug test he submitted to at the request of the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Nov. 1.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  6. Four Bellator fighters fail tests in California

    Brett Okamoto

    The California State Athletic Commission has reported four Bellator MMA athletes failed post-fight drug tests at an event on Oct. 3 in Temecula, Calif. Bantamweight Rob Emerson tested positive for the psychoactive drug Modafinil. Welterweight Fern...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  7. UFC -- Suspended Cung Le denies taking banned substance

    Brett Okamoto

    Suspended UFC middleweight Cung Le said he was "completely surprised" by his failed drug test last month, enough so that he's questioning the results.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  8. UFC increases Cung Le ban to 1 year, cites 'error'

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC middleweight Cung Le's nine-month suspension for a failed drug test in August was increased to 12 months by the promotion on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2014
  9. UFC's Cung Le suspended 9 months for positive HGH test

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC has suspended middleweight Cung Le nine months for testing positive for excess levels of human growth hormone following a TKO loss to Michael Bisping on Aug. 23 in Macau, China.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  10. Nevada State Athletic Commission votes to ban Wanderlei Silva

    Brett Okamoto

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban mixed martial artist Wanderlei Silva from ever competing in the state again, after he avoided a random drug test on May 24 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  11. UFC planning enhanced drug-testing efforts

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC intends to further its anti-doping effort as the lead promotion in mixed martial arts by implementing a random, out-of-competition drug-testing program later this year.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  12. UFC Fight Night: Tulsa/Cotai Report Card: UFC sparks controversy ...

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto hands out grades following UFC Fight Night: Tulsa and UFC Fight Night: Cotai

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  13. Robert Drysdale, Kevin Casey likely face suspension, fine after f...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC fighters Robert Drysdale and Kevin Casey each face a likely suspension and fine for failed drug tests following their respective bouts earlier this month in Nevada.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2014
  14. Chael Sonnen suspended two years by Nevada State Athletic Commiss...

    Brett Okamoto

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended now-retired mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen for two years at a disciplinary hearing Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  15. Ali Bagautinov suspended one year for failed drug test

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC flyweight contender Ali Bagautinov has received a one-year suspension from the British Columbia Athletic Commission due to a failed drug test.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2014
  16. Kennedy requests random blood testing

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy has requested an enhanced, random drug-testing program ahead of the Sept. 27 fight against Yoel Romero at UFC 178 in Las Vegas. Last week, Kennedy (18-4) wrote on Twitter he would not compete again unless he and his fu...

    Blog | July 09, 2014