Thiago Tavares Suspended for doping

By Ben Leven
Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

There has been a reoccurring theme in the UFC, and that is suspensions because of doping. I am honestly getting so sick of this BS. You guys are professional athletes for god’s sakes! Of course the commissions are going to find out – it’s not like it’s hard to administer those tests. And when you guys are found out, you act like you did nothing wrong!

Okay, I got that off my chest, but seriously, MMA fighters doping are not doing the already-controversial sport any favors. Following a sound defeat at UFC on FX, Thaigo Tavares failed his drug test when he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.  Tavares lost by KO to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

If you’re going to be caught using performance enhancing drugs, at least win and not only win, but dominate, get your money’s worth. I’m not supporting performance enhancers in any way, as very obvious by my first paragraph rant. But at least do some serious ass kicking if you’re on something, if you can’t, then that is just sad. Stephan Bonnar tested positive for performance enhancers, back when he fought Anderson Silva, and he got destroyed.

So I guess the lesson to be learned from all this, is doping gets you nowhere. It especially gets you nowhere if you dope up and then you fail miserably. With Tavares testing positive that night, there was also much speculation on Vitor Belfort and whether or not he was using performance enhancers after destroying Michael Bisping.

But the UFC stated that Belfort is as clean as a whistle.

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