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Dennis Siver fined, suspended nine months for positive drug test following UFC 168

Siver, meanwhile, maintains he was not intentionally doping.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight Dennis Siver tested positive for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) following his unanimous decision win over Manny Gamburyan at the UFC 168 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place back on Dec. 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Do the crime, do the time.

As a result, Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has fined him $19,800 and suspended him for nine months, according to a report from Mike Chiapetta. In addition, Siver will have his win over Manny Gamburyan changed to a "no contest."

Siver first returned an "inconclusive result" when the original test results were released earlier this year (details). That prompted the commission to have the featherweight's "B sample" tested for further analysis and it returned positive for the banned substance, made famous by baseball's Manny Ramirez back in 2009.

The former lightweight admitted to the usage -- but denied intentionally doping -- instead pinning the rap on his substitute trainer, who provided him with a mystery supplement that was on the list of banned substances (read his full statement here).

I guess there was still some dirt left under the carpet after UFC "cleaned up" the PED problem.

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