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Marcos Rogerio de Lima Flagged for Potential Anti-Doping Violation, Out of UFC Rotterdam

Light heavyweight Marcos Rogerio de Lima has been removed from the Sept. 2 UFC Fight Night card in Rotterdam, Netherlands after being flagged for a potential anti-doping violation. UFC officials made the announcement on Friday and released a statement.

“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Marcos Rogerio de Lima of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on August 1, 2017,” the statement read. “Marcos was scheduled to compete at UFC Fight Night: Struve vs. Volkov in Rotterdam, Netherlands on September 2, 2017. USADA has provisionally suspended Rogerio de Lima based on the potential anti-doping violation. Given the provisional suspension and the proximity of the Rotterdam event, Rogerio de Lima has been removed from the card and UFC is currently seeking a replacement.”

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De Lima was expected to face Saparbek Safarov at the Ahoy Rotterdam. The 32-year-old Brazilian appeared on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 reality series and advanced to the tournament finals. He’s fought seven times in the UFC Octagon amassing a 4-3 record. He last competed in April losing to Ovince Saint Preux by submission.

“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Rogerio de Lima. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward,” the UFC released in a statement. 

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Conor McGregor Explains Why He Turned Down Working With Vasyl Lomachenko

Conor McGregor said thanks but no thanks when it came to the offer from boxing champion Vasyl Lomachenko offering to help him in training camp.

Following the exit of former two-division champion Paulie Malignaggi from McGregor’s camp last week, Lomachenko floated an offer to step up and serve as a sparring partner during the final weeks of preparation getting ready for Floyd Mayweather.

Lomachenko is fresh off a lopsided win in his last fight against Miguel Marriaga from last weekend and he immediately made the offer to help McGregor via Twitter.

Conor McGregor Workout Live Stream at 6p ET I Mayweather vs. McGregor

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Conor McGregor hosts a media workout at the UFC Performance Institute in preparation of his megafight against Floyd Mayweather on Saturday, August 26th.

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Floyd Mayweather Goes All America on Friday’s All Access

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Exclusive clip from the third installment of ALL ACCESS as Floyd Mayweather takes a break from training and heads to Bonnie Springs Ranch, where boxing’s all-time great spends an afternoon riding horses and steps back from the glamour and glitz of Las Vegas that will serve as the backdrop for his unprecedented match-up against UFC superstar Conor McGregor on August 26, live from T-Mobile Arena. Catch the 4-part series on Fridays at 10PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

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Volkan Oezdemir Disagrees With ‘Rumble’s’ Comments on Potential Jones Bout

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GoFundMe Page Opened For Former MMA Fighter Javier Vazquez

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Mark Hunt: Jon Jones is a Cheater Just Like Brock Lesnar

Mark Hunt continues to hurl cheating accusations, this time taking aim at Jon Jones. Hunt has been vocal against performance enhancing drug use in the sport of mixed martial arts. After Brock Lesnar failed two drug tests following his bout with Hunt, “The Super Samoan” sued Lesnar, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and UFC President […]

Floyd Mayweather on McGregor: ‘I Know What He’s Going to do’

Floyd Mayweather believes he has Conor McGregor figured out. We’re just 15 days away from seeing Mayweather and McGregor throw leather. On Aug. 26, they’ll finally meet for a “super fight” inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight airs live on Showtime pay-per-view (PPV). “Money” recently showcased his skills in a workout […]

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