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Dennis Siver Suspended Nine Months For Failed UFC 168 Drug Test

Written by Tom Ngo
April 24th, 2014

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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