In this day and age where the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) oversees the UFC’s drug testing strategies, it seems as if drug test failures are coming every other week.
The latest was a bit of a surprise, however.
It was reported earlier today (April 13, 2016) that long-time veteran and former light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida had admitted to using a banned substance ahead of his scheduled UFC on FOX 19 (April 16, 2016) rematch with Dan “Hendo” Henderson from Tampa, Florida.
As a result, the UFC has pulled him from the card, and Machida will likely face consequences after further details are provided by USADA.
In the wake of the news, Machida took to his official Facebook page to explain himself, apologizing to his fans, and noting that he didn’t know that the substance had been banned:
Are you buying Machida’s explanation, and what type of punishment do you expect to be given to “The Dragon”?