Both Alex Caceres and Riki Fukuda failed recent drug tests following UFC on FUEL TV: Silva vs. Stann in Japan earlier this month.
Caceres’ win over Kyung Ho Kang was changed to a no-contest and he received a six-month suspension for having marijuana metabolites in his system, while Fukuda was released after the test results and loss to Brad Tavares.
“I accept full responsibility for my actions and the consequences from those actions. I apologize to all that I have disappointed, including the UFC, my family, coaches, training partners and fans,” Caceres stated. “I accept the sanctions from the UFC, and I look forward to completing the necessary steps to getting back in the Octagon following the suspension and assuring that this never happens again.”
Fukuda, meanwhile, took a different path, saying cough medicine he took caused the failed test.
“Thank you for the many messages of support yesterday. Positive reaction for drugs, we have to take one type of cough syrup 1 type 2 type and American-made cold medicine, cough syrup made ??in Japan 2-3 weeks before the game. I would think that failure to report for drug drank what was commercially available, it is gone and he was out,” Fukuda wrote on Twitter.
So, do you feel bad for either fighter? Do you think Caceres was right in just taking the punishment and moving on, while Fukuda played the “blame game?”