Hector Lombard failed his post-UFC 182 drug test for the banned substance desoxymethyltestosterone, according to a report by MMAFighting.com.
Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett provided the test result, which explains why the UFC removed a planned Lombard-Rory MacDonald fight from an upcoming card.
Desoxymethyltestosterone is an anabolic steroid, one of the first designer steroids to be marketed as a performance-enhancing drug to athletes. It became a controlled substance in the U.S. in 2010 and is classified as a Schedule III anabolic steroid.
The UFC has yet to release an official statement regarding the failed test.
Lombard earned a win over Josh Burkman last month to improve to 3-0 in the welterweight division. He is a former Olympian and ex-Bellator champion.
Below is the official UFC statement regarding the matter:
The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that UFC welterweight Hector Lombard has tested positive for a banned substance following his fight at UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier on Jan. 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes. As a result of his positive test, Lombard has been informed that he has violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC will cooperate with the commission on the matter and fully supports Lombard’s right to a due process hearing before the commission.