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UFC Welterweight Hector Lombard Suspended One Year For Steroid

Written by Tom Ngo
March 23rd, 2015
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UFC Hector Lombard

Hector “Showeather” Lombard (pictured) won’t be showing anything inside the cage until at least January 3, 2016. On Monday, the Nevada Athletic Commission suspended the welterweight one year retroactive to his UFC 182 victory over Josh Burkman.

Sorry, did I say “victory”? I meant that bout has been overturned to a no contest. Lombard was also fined his entire win bonus ($53,000) plus 33 percent of his show money ($17,490), which totals $70,490.

Lombard tested positive for the anabolic steroid desoxymethyltestosterone (DMT) in his UFC 182 post-fight drug.

Lombard initially claimed to be surprised by the flunked drug exam. During today’s hearing, he admitted to taking a supplement that he believed to be “made from plants.”

While Lombard accepted his punishment, he didn’t fully take responsibility for consuming the banned substance. Instead, he said he “relied on people I trusted to provide me with the correct information.”

The 37-year-old apologized to the UFC for not being more cognizant of what he put in his body.

After Lombard’s ban is lifted, he must pass a drug test prior to getting re-licensed by the NAC.

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