After yet another one of their fighters failed a drug test, the UFC issued yet another generic statement professing their “strict, consistent policy against illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs.”
Let’s just be honest, it’s the same generic release they issue every single time this happens, which is occurring far more often than it should, but with a different name (sometimes) and event date attached.
As reported Tuesday, the latest culprit is welterweight contender Hector Lombard (pictured).
“The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that UFC welterweight Hector Lombard has tested positive for a banned substance following his fight at UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier on Jan. 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev,” the UFC expressed. “The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes. As a result of his positive test, Lombard has been informed that he has violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC will cooperate with the commission on the matter and fully supports Lombard’s right to a due process hearing before the commission.”
According to MMAFighting.com, who initially broke the story, Lombard tested positive for the anabolic steroid desoxymethyltestosterone. Steroid.com states desoxymethyltestosterone, also known as Madol or DMT, is an “extremely potent muscle and strength gaining oral steroid that’s 60% more anabolic (muscle building) than testosterone, yet only 60% as androgenic (impacting male sex characteristics).”
The UFC abruptly and without explanation pulled Lombard and Rory MacDonald from their pivotal UFC 186 scrap earlier today. Now we all know why.