The rumors have been swirling that someone on the UFC 143 card failed his post-fight drug test. Now we have confirmation via an email from Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer that SOMEONE on the card did indeed fail a drug test.Here's an email sent from the NSAC commission to members of the MMA media:
From: Keith Kizer
Date: Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Subject: UFC 143
Thank you for the many email and phone calls. I am still waiting for all the steroid and drug test results to come back. We did have at least one positive test. I will send out an email later today on that matter.
Nevada Athletic Commission
Things to keep in mind:
- There is no indication as to who is the fighter in question.
- There is no indication as to whether the drug test failure is for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) or drugs of abuse.