Ultimate Fight Night 29 Drug Tests Come Back Clean

The Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA) has confirmed that all fighters who competed at Ultimate Fight Night 29 on October 9th have passed their post-fight drug tests.

CABMMA tested the fighters for performance-enhancers, masking agents and recreational drugs and all fighters came up clean.

Of particular note and happily, is that Thiago Silva has passed his second straight post-fight drug test. As fans know, Silva has struggled with the issue in the past. Hopefully, we now have evidence of consistent compliance again, and we can stop worrying about whether or not a Silva win will be overturned 14 days after the fact.

However, it should be noted, that all though not stated or confirmed, it would be reasonable to suspect that Silva’s post-fight samples did test positive for excessive amounts of fried foods and dairy based products.

In looking at the shape that Silva showed up in for his bout with Matt Hamill, one wonders whether or not the UFC shouldn’t have a body fat standard for their fighters; a basic limit that they’d have to stay within or be within, “X” number of weeks out from a fight. For most fighters it wouldn’t be an issue. For those that it might be an issue for, they’d probably be grateful that the standard was in place come the second or third round of their next fight.  

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Enjoylife321/ enjoylife321

    The Postal Team tests also came back clean Brian !! Whether it is doping, EPO injection or testostorone guys seem to find new ways around it and when they don't they get a TRT script.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Entity/ Entity

      I have a hard time seeing Palhares as clean , but who knows.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Brian-Cox/ Brian Cox

        Yeah, I know. When he took his shirt off at the weigh-ins, I nearly fell over. He is enormous for 170. A real waste, man.

        Stewie, how about Paul Daley vs. Palhares, in a battle of the banned; with both fighters being banned from all of MMA for life. Palhares, for not releasing another submission and Daley for hitting Palhares after the ref had finally gotten Palhares to let go.

        A rare double banning. :-)

        Funny thing is, if you put the two of them in the ring it could happen. :-(

        • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Entity/ Entity

          hahaha hahahah battle of the dingalings!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Brian-Cox/ Brian Cox

      It reminds me of that scene in the movie "The Program" when the character (Steve Lattimer) injects urine into where you'd inject urine into in your body, just to pass a test, because he's on steroids. Sadly, there are probably people who do such stupid things, but then again, taking steroids is stupid in the first place.

      As Entity noted, Palhares is one guy you have to shake your head and wonder.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Brian-Cox/ Brian Cox

        PS…Shake Thiago Silva's hips and know he's not on anything other than Burger King. :-)

        • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Entity/ Entity

          Damnit, I want a cheeseburger now!