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UFC Fight Night 14 drug test results come back clean

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today issued the results of the drug tests performed prior to UFC Fight Night 14: "Silva vs. Irvin" at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, revealing that all 11 fighters who were screened for steroids tested negative.

Anderson Silva, James Irvin, Tim Credeur, Cale Yarborough, Hermes Franca, Frank Edgar, Cain Velasquez, Brandon Vera, CB Dollaway, Nate Loughran and John Gugerty were all among the fighters who were randomly selected to provide samples before their fights.

The tests are designed to deter fighters from ingesting performance enhancing drugs such as steroids and stimulants.

NSAC has adopted a new year-round drug-testing policy, which is perhaps the strictest of its kind in the sport.

The tests were random — there was no other reason the fighters mentioned above were singled out.

However, Franca and Credeur have both had run-ins in the past and Keith Kizer, NSAC executive director, has mentioned that previous failed/questionable tests will be a factor (among others) when it comes to deciding if a fighter should or should not be tested.

In addition to the drug test results, the NSAC reported that the UFC sold 1,690 tickets for the event, which was put together on short notice, tallying $590,000 at the gate.

For complete UFC Fight Night 14 coverage click here and here.

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