Article

Zuffa Statement on Thiago Tavares

Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, released the following statement today regarding drug test results from UFC on FX 7 that took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 19, 2013.

All 22 fighters on the UFC on FX 7 card were drug tested at the event and all fighters passed their drug tests with the exception of Thiago Tavares. The results for Tavares showed the presence of  Drostanolone, an anabolic steroid and banned substance. Tavares has been informed that he will receive a 9-month suspension retroactive to the date of the event and that he must pass a drug test upon completion of the suspension before receiving clearance to compete again.

To dispel rumors that have been circulated, Zuffa wishes to clarify that Vitor Belfort’s drug test results were negative and did not indicate the presence of any performance enhancing drugs.

Belfort has been on a medically approved testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) regimen under the supervision of a medical doctor from the State of Nevada, after being diagnosed with hypogonadism, or low testosterone. The purpose of a medically administered TRT regimen is to allow patients with hypogonadism to maintain testosterone levels within a range that is normal for an adult male.  

Saturday, February 6
3AM
GMT
Las Vegas, Nevada

Media

Recent
CM Punk will watch as Mickey Gall fights against Mike Jackson on the UFC FIGHT PASS prelims at Fight Night Las Vegas. Punk spoke to UFC.com about where he's at not that the fight may actually be in his sights and about Gall, his potential opponent.
Feb 5, 2016
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles takes you inside Saturday's main event between Johny Hendricks vs Stephen Thompson. Hear from both fighters as they look to be next in line for a title shot.
Feb 5, 2016
Early in his UFC career Rafael dos Anjos earned a signature win when he submitted Kamal Shalorus early in the opening round. Don't miss dos Anjos defend his lightweight belt for the second time when he takes on Conor McGregor at UFC 196 on Mar. 5.
Feb 5, 2016
In his third UFC fight at light heavyweight, Silva earned a first-round knockout against Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153. Don't miss Silva take on Michael Bisping at on Feb. 27 in London and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Feb 5, 2016