NSAC: At Least One UFC 143 Fighter Failed Their Drug Test

Written by Tom Ngo
February 9th, 2012

UFC Poster 143 Diaz Condit

According to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer (Pictured), at least one athlete that participated in this past Saturday’s “UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit” event produced a failed drug test. However, Kizer did not reveal the fighter’s identity or what triggered the positive read.

“Thank you for the many email and phone calls,” Kizer expressed. “I am still waiting for all the steroid and drug test results to come back. We did have at least one positive test.

“I will send out an email later today on that matter.”

In addition to the out-of-competition testing the NSAC has recently enforced for drugs of abuse (such as marijuana and cocaine), as well as anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancers, the commission traditionally screens main card participants, all winning fighters and any competitors who previously failed exams.

It would be completely irresponsible to assume who the guilty party is, so let’s just wait for Kizer’s email to hit our Inbox.

UFC 143 took place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Nevada.

Here are the athletes that competed in this past weekend’s show:

Preliminary Card:

Stephen Thompson Defeated Dan Stittgen via KO (Head Kick) at 4:13 in the 1stRound

Rafael Natal Defeated Michael Kuiper via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Matt Riddle Defeated Henry Martinez via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Matt Brown Defeated Chris Cope via TKO (Punches) at 1:19 in the 2ndRound

Edwin Figueroa Defeated Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres via Split Decision (28-27, 27-28, 28-27)

Dustin Poirier Defeated Max Holloway via Submission (Triangle Armbar) at 3:23 in the 1stRound

Main Card:

Ed Herman Defeated Clifford Starks via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:43 in the 1stRound

Renan Barao Defeated Scott Jorgensen via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Josh Koscheck Defeated Mike Pierce via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Fabricio Werdum Defeated Roy Nelson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Carlos Condit Defeated Nick Diaz via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) (Condit captures interim UFC welterweight title)

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