TUF Finale Goes From 11 Bouts to 10

Written by Tom Ngo
June 21st, 2008

The Ultimate Fighter Season 7 Finale was supposed to feature an 11 fight card, however at the last minute the Nevada State Athletic Commission was forced to pull Tim Credeur from his about against Cale Yarbrough when traces of the prescription drug Adderall were found in a pre-fight drug test administered to Credeur.

Credeur was forthcomming to the Commission at Friday’s weigh-ins that he had been taking the drug up until five days prior. He voluntarily took a drug test following the weigh-ins and traces of the drug were found in his system.

“Unfortunately, the drug was still in his system and he’s still positive, so he was unable to get cleared to fight,” Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Keith Kizer told UFC.com. “It should be out of his system in a few days and hopefully they’ll find another fight for him.”

According to Kizer, Adderall “acts as a cardio-vascular restrictor and that’s the main reason it’s banned because it can cause athletes to have a cardiac episode with the stress they’re under when they’re in an athletic competition. Secondly, it can have a performance-enhancing effect as well.”

Kizer stated that the Commission will not seek any disciplinary action against Credeur since they were informed prior to the bout. “We found out about it beforehand, and he was very honest with us about it yesterday,” said Kizer.

As of late Saturday night, the UFC had not commented on the situation.

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