Despite no sanctioning body overseeing the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s latest foray into the U.K., one fighter from that event has allegedly tested positive for the anabolic steroid Boldenone according to a report from Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports.
The fighter in question is Anthony Torres, who was TKO’d in the first round by Jess Liaudin at UFC 75 on Sept. 8 in London.
UFC vice president Marc Ratner told Iole that because there is no regulatory body for mixed martial arts in the U.K., the UFC administered drug tests itself at random both before and after the fights.
Most fighters that test positive for steroids are punished by the governing athletic commission – usually a suspension and fine – but since no commission has jurisdiction in this instance, no such punishment applies. The UFC does, however, plan to advise commissions of the positive test.
Ratner did state that Torres was released from his contract for poor performance following the loss to Liaudin.
The other UFC 75 fighters that were tested and passed were: Quinton Jackson, Dan Henderson, Dennis Siever, Michael Bisping, Terry Etim, Houston Alexander and Gleison Tibau.