Dennis Siver Suspended Nine Months For Failed UFC 168 Drug Test

Written by Tom Ngo
April 24th, 2014
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UFC Lightweight Dennis Siver

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.

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