UFC Releases Statement Regarding Stephan Bonnar, Dave Herman Failed Drug Tests

Stephan Bonnar and Dave Herman each tested positive – for different substances – following their recent fights in Brazil at UFC 153. Both fighters will likely be suspended as it is the second offense for both.

Bonnar failed a post-fight drug test for an anabolic steroid, while Herman was found to have marijuana in his system. The tests were given by a third party, as the event took place in Brazil where there is no athletic commission.

The UFC released a statement in which guilt was confirmed by both fighters. Bonnar announced his retirement earlier this week before news of the test results was made official.

Stephan Bonnar and Dave Herman tested positive for banned substances following their bouts at UFC 153. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents. 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.

  • i like sexy time

    There both very shit fighters and im sure they wont be missed.

  • Aaron_johnson425

    Bonnar and Griffin saved the UFC. They saved the UFC from bankruptcy and extinction. So I find it hilarious when so-called UFC “fans” bash them. Yes, they’re not in their prime and they’re not as good as the young guys of today. But for what they did in their era, and for what they did for the sport, they deserve some credit and respect. Plus, nobody else at 205 had the balls to fight the best fighter in the world on short notice. Just saying. I didn’t see your favorite light heavyweight stepping up to the plate. He was too busy hiding, playing it safe, and protecting his record. Back in the day, fighters cared more about fighting then their record, endorsements, or their “brand”.

    • i like sexy time

      You have a point. But when a person cheats in a sport because there just too crap not once but twice. He could have saved the sport 100 times over that dosnt make a difference hes still a cheat and still a fraud! Bonnars had so many fights in the UFC even on the drugs that hes taking he cant even make it into the top 20 in the 205 ranks. I stand by my comment. Once maybe a mistake twice you a con.

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