Fighters react on Stephan Bonnar and Dave Herman failing UFC 153 drug testsPosted on November 4, 2012, 05:12 PM by Anton Gurevich
Bonnar is now officially retired from professional MMA competition, while Daver Herman will have to wait for his fate in the UFC. Herman is currently on a three-fight losing streak, which makes it quite unlikely that he will get another chance inside the Octagon.
"The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents," the statement read. "Both fighters have admitted taking the banned substances and have orally agreed to suspensions. Once the suspensions have been reduced to written agreements, the results of their tests and the agreed-upon suspensions will be sent to the Association of Boxing Commissions official record-keeper so other jurisdictions will be on notice."
Meanwhile, MMA fighters present at World Series of Fighting event shared their thoughts about the incident. Most of the fighters agree that Marijuana is not a performance enhancing drug, and are not surprised by Bonnar testing positive for anabolic steroids. Interestingly enough, Eddie Alvarez refused to criticize anyone for using steroids or PED's, claiming that sometimes there's too much pressure on fighters to perform.