On Thursday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended UFC featherweight Dennis Siver (pictured) nine months and fined him $19,800 for testing positive for hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadrotropin) following UFC 168.
Yeah, about that win. It was also overturned to a no contest.
After December’s unanimous decision victory over Manny Gamburyan, Siver’s A-Sample provided “inconclusive” results. His B-Sample returned with traces of hCG, a banned substance with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
According to ThinkSteroids.com, hCG “is useful for maintaining testosterone production and/or testicle size during a steroid cycle. Additionally, outside of or in-between steroid cycles, it can be very useful for increasing testosterone production.”
WebMD reports hCG can also be used as a weight loss plan by “resetting your metabolism so you lose as much as a pound a day without feeling hungry or weak.”
Siver blamed his unnamed nutritionist for recommending the undisclosed dietary supplement he consumed that caused him to flunk his exam.
The 35-year-old is eligible to return to action on September 28.