Hector Lombard fails UFC 182 drug test


Another day, another failed drug test in MMA. This time it’s welterweight contender Hector Lombard who flunked his fight night test at UFC 182. The news was confirmed with Nevada State Athletic Commission and first reported by MMAFighting.com.

Cuban native Lombard was found with desoxymethyltestosterone in his system – a well known anabolic steroid. The failure comes in the same week Anderson Silva, Jon Fitch and Nick Diaz also failed doping tests.

Lombard is a former Bellator middleweight champion who has had an up-and-down UFC career to date. At UFC 182 on January 3rd he did elevate himself towards a title shot, though, with a win over Josh Burkman. That unanimous decision victory is now likely to be overturned once due process is done.

Lombard was due to fight fellow welterweight contender Rory MacDonald at UFC 186 in the co-main event but that is now, obviously, cancelled.

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