Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 2/6/13
So, apparently there was a reason why Thiago Tavares (Pictured) looked a tad more chiseled in his “UFC on FX 7” fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Tavares tested positive for drostanalone and was issued a nine-month suspension retroactive to his January 19th fight date. “All 22 fighters on the UFC on FX 7 card were drug tested at the event and all fighters passed their drug tests with the exception of Thiago Tavares,” the UFC’s official statement read. “The results for Tavares showed the presence of  Drostanolone, an anabolic steroid and banned substance. “Tavares has been informed that he will receive a 9-month suspension retroactive to the date of the event and that he must pass a drug test upon completion of the suspension before receiving clearance to compete again.” As the old adage goes, “Cheaters never prosper.” Tavares was quickly put to sleep in the opening round when he continued to block Nurmagomedov’s vicious elbows with his face. On a side note, don’t always trust the rumor
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