At one point UFC 153 didn’t have a main event or co-headliner and the UFC was forced to scramble to save the card. Fortunately, they did just that by booking Anderson Silva against Stephan Bonnar and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira opposite Dave Herman.
However, though each man lost, both fights will now have an asterisk in the record books after Bonnar and Herman tested positive for banned substances.
According to MMAJunkie.com :
“UFC 153 fighters Stephan Bonnar (15-8 MMA, 8-7 UFC) and Dave Herman (21-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) each tested positive for banned substances in their post-fight drug screens.
MMAjunkie today confirmed with Ultimate Fighting Championship officials that all 24 fighters who competed at this past month’s UFC 153 event in Brazil were tested, and Bonnar and Herman were the lone two competitors who failed the screen.
Bonnar tested positive for Drostanolone, an anabolic steroid, while Herman’s screen was flagged for marijuana metabolites.”
Fans wondered if the UFC would actually release the results if they had positive tests since they were the ones running the tests and not an athletic commission. Its also important to mention that all three of Silva’s light heavyweight opponents have tested positive for banned substances in relation to their rumbles with the Brazilian great.
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