Pendred’s Dublin opponent King tests positive for PEDs; released from UFC

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Mike King has tested positive for anabolic steroids following his loss to Irishman Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night Dublin last month.

Both fighters had earned a $50k fight of the night bonus, however King will no longer be receiving his bonus due to the drug test failure.

Pendred responded to the situation via his twitter

King released the following statement to MMAFighting.com

“Following my bout against Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao on July 19, 2014 I tested positive for the banned substance Nandrolone.

The consequences for my conduct are truly significant: the life changing $50,000 Fight of The Night bonus I was awarded has been taken away, I have been informed that my UFC promotional agreement is being terminated, I have been placed on a nine month suspension, and I have publicly humiliated myself.
I accept full responsibility for my actions and decisions and make no excuses.

I want to apologize to my opponent and friend Cathal Pendred, the UFC, Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta, coaches, team mates, management, friends, family, and most importantly my fans.

I believe in the power of redemption and second chances. I will work tirelessly to prove I am a trustworthy person who deserves the honor of competing at the highest level in the sport I love.

Respectfully,

Mike King”

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