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Hector Lombard tests positive for steroids at UFC 182 and MMA Twitter reacts

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Hector Lombard became the latest mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter fighting under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner to fail a drug test, as it was revealed earlier today (Tues., Feb. 10, 2015) that the former Bellator MMA Middleweight champion tested positive for steroids for his welterweight showdown against Josh Burkman.

Full details here.

The fight, which went down at UFC 182 on Jan. 3, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada, resulted in a unanimous decision victory for Lombard, which will likely be overturned to a "No Contest" down the line.

Lombard now joins UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz on the list of high-profile UFC fighters to piss hot for a banned substance in the past month alone. Add World Series of Fighting's Jon Fitch and his positive result, and it's safe to say the sport has seen better days.

Naturally, Twitter erupted with plenty of reaction of the latest failed test.

And finally, the man who lost to Lombard at UFC 182, Josh Burkman, took the high road and refused to kick the man who ruined his UFC homecoming party.

Though he did take the opportunity to try and get some extra coin in light of the news.

Meanwhile, former Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre continues to drift further and further away from the sport. And it's hard to blame him.

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