Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today confirmed that nine of the 20 competitors who were tested for illegal/banned substances after competing at UFC 108: "Evans vs. Silva" on Jan. 2 have all passed with flying colors.
Main event participant, former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, as well as Junior dos Santos, Paul Daley, Sam Stout, Jim Miller, Martin Kampmann, Mark Munoz, Jake Ellenberger and Rafaello Oliveira were all screened for performance enhancers such as steroids and drugs of abuse like cocaine and marijuana, among others.
Results from these battery of tests all returned negative.
The fighters mentioned above were randomly selected. However, athletic commissions typically test the main event participants and fight night winners, as well as those who have failed drug tests in the past.
In addition to their post-fight urinalyses, Evans and Silva were also tested "out of competition" during their training camps in Dec. 2009. Those test results, too, came back clean.
UFC 108: "Evans vs. Silva" featured a workman-like performance from 205-pound stalwart Rashad Evans as he inched closer to one day challenging to get his world title back with a unanimous decision over the ultra tough Thiago Silva.
UFC sophomore Paul Daley. "Semtex" made his second Octagon appearance a memorable one in the co main event, spot-welding his fist to the jaw of Dustin Hazelett to grab "Knockout of the Night" after putting "McLovin'" on his butt in the first round.