Rousimar Palhares Random Drug Test Results Come Back Clean; WSOF 9 Bout Gets Yellow Light

March 27, 2014
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Rousimar Palhares UFC on Versus 3The World Series of Fighting 9 main event between Steve Carl and Rousimar Palhares has a yellow light, which will turn green should both competitors meet weigh-in requirements on Friday.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday informed MMAWeekly.com that the results of the random drug test that Palhares was required to undergo prior to the fight came back negative.

As such, Palhares will now challenge Carl for his WSOF welterweight championship on Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The bout will consist of five five-minute rounds.

WSOF executive vice president and matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz confirmed during a conference call last week that Palhares had been contact by the NSAC to take a random drug test for his fight. He had difficulty in getting the testing done in Brazil, so Palhares underwent the testing when he arrived in the U.S. last week, which is why the test results are just now coming back a little over 48 hours prior to the fight.

Palhares likely came under scrutiny by the commission after having tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone in the past.

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  • rfterminator

    “He had difficulty in getting the testing done in Brazil, so Palhares underwent the testing when he arrived in the U.S. last week…”

    Stop right there for a moment and really absorb that information.

    If you have even half a brain, you KNOW that Palhares was cheating, and benefitted by the delay in some days before finally submitting blood in the US. THINK!!! There is no possible plausible explanation for why “he had difficulty getting the testing done in Brazil.”

    Why are there not more MMA “journalists” pushing this question? You would think that they are working for WSOF or Palhares himself, passing off this ludicrous explanation as reasonable.

    • TheCerealKiller

      They are all taking things that are not allowed in professional sports. It’s not like anyone is shocked when someone gets caught. Hell, up until a week ago, guys were getting “legal” steroids for TRT!

  • Alex

    They should have given him an IQ test instead.
    Oh wait…the result would’ve been negative as well!

  • TheCerealKiller

    Paul Harris new WSOF champ!