The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today confirmed that 15 of the 22 competitors who were tested for illegal/banned substances after competing at UFC 116: "Lesnar vs. Carwin" on July 3 have all passed with flying colors.
Main event participants Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin as well as Chris Leben, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Chris Lytle, Matt Brown, Krzysztof Soszynski, Stephan Bonnar, Brendan Schaub, Kendall Grove, Gerald Harris, Ricardo Romero, Jon Madsen, George Sotiropoulos and Daniel Roberts 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.
UFC 116 featured a main event between heavyweight wrecking machines Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin with the title of the best heavyweight in MMA on the line.
And though it looked early like Carwin's power would see him prevail, Lesnar's ability to absorb some serious punishment coupled with his wrestling and an ever-improving ground game proved to be too much too handle.
The night's co-main event saw Chris Leben perform the unthinkable and defeat Yoshihiro Akiyama on just a week's notice, catapulting himself towards the top of the middleweight division.