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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.

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