Found November 03, 2012 on
Less than 24 hours after the mixed martial arts world discovered Stephan Bonnar (Pictured) and Dave Herman flunked post-fight drug tests, both for the second time under the promotion’s watch, the UFC issued a statement regarding their stance on banned substances.
Here is what was posted on UFC.com Saturday:
“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.”
While the promotion didn’t report which substances they tested positive for, it was reported yesterday Bonnar had the anabolic steroid Drostanolone in his system, while Herman was busted for marijuana metabolites.
Bonnar’s suspension is irrelevant because the 35-year-old retired this past week. Herman, on the other hand, has been finished in his last three fights and could be on his way out of the Octagon. If that’s the case, he won’t be able to compete until for his new employer until his ban is lifted.
UFC 153 took place October 13th inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Bonnar lost to Anderson Silva in the show’s featured attraction, while Herman was submitted by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the co-main event.
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