Tag Archives: Steroids

ZUFFA institutes Pre-contract screening policy for PED’s


The topic of PED usage in the MMA community got more than its deserved share of press coverage this past year. Multiple positive test results coupled with suspension, and release announcements became what almost seemed like a monthly occurrence. Now, with the recent announcements of athletes like Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos and ‘King’ Mo Lawal testing positive for alleged steroid usage, it appears as though ZUFFA, the parent company that owns the UFC and Strikeforce assets are getting tougher on how the athletes will be screened when competing under contract for either organization.

Lorenz Larkin Reacts to King Mo Lawal testing Positive for PED

King Mo Strikeforce

Yet another Strikeforce fighter tested positive for a performance enhancing drug in back to back events. The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced that former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal failed his drug test for his January 7th fight with Lorenz Larkin.

A Black eye for WMMA: Cristiane Santos tests positive for Steroids

Cyborg Santos

Although the decision was hers, and hers alone, Cristiane ‘Cyborg‘ Santos’ choice to use steroids to progress her career has left WMMA with an unwanted, and sorely unneeded black eye. The results of her drug test from her December 17th bout has created a whirlwind of press concerning the matter. Just hours after the announcement, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker issued what appeared to be a prepared statement in reference to Santos’ test results.