The Ultimate Fighting Championships has released an official statement on their website revealing that both Rousimar Palhares and Joey Beltran have tested positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs after their bouts at UFC on FX 6. Palhares tested positive for elevated testosterone whilst Beltran tested positive for Nandrolone. Both competitors have agreed to severe out nine month suspensions retroactive from December 16th.
The official statement reads:
“Rousimar Palhares tested positive for elevated testosterone and Joey Beltran tested positive for nandrolone, following their respective bouts at UFC on FX 6 in Australia. The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents. Both athletes have agreed to serve a nine-month suspension retroactive to December 14. They must pass a drug test upon completion of the suspension before receiving clearance to compete again.”
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