Tavares suspended by UFC for 9 months
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 10:52
UFC officially confirmed this morning that Thiago Tavares tested positive for the steroid Drostanolone, a steroid generally used to maintain strength while dropping weight.
Tavares has been suspended for nine months.
Tavares was defeated in just 1:55 in his fight on the 1/19 show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, by Khabib Nurmagomedov. He tested positive in a test by UFC after the show.
All fighters on the show were tested by UFC and Tavares was the only positive result.
The release on UFC.com also addressed Vitor Belfort, who Dana White said several days ago was not the person who had a quesiontable test.
They stated Belfort tested negative for PEDs, but was on medically approved testosterone replacement therapy after being diagnosed with hypogonadism (low testosterone) by a Nevada medical doctor. The therapy, in theory, is to boost those with natural low testosterone to a normal level.
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