Thiago Tavares Suspended Nine Months for Failed Drug Test

Last week it was reported there was a fighter who tested positive for a banned substance at UFC on FX: Bisping vs. Belfort, and the speculation began surrounding Vitor Belfort. In fact, it became such a rampant rumor even UFC President Dana White publicly denied it was Belfort.

As it turns out, it looks like the offending fighter is Thiago Tavares, who, according to reports, has been suspended for nine months as a result.

Tatame reported:

After many rumors, the results of doping tests UFC Sao Paulo left. According TATAME found, the name of the athlete caught is Thiago Tavares. Our sources, however, do not know the substance the lightweight used. His suspension will be nine months.

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