Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today (finally) released the drug test results for UFC 189, which took place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., July 11, 2015.
Results from the fight night drug tests, which included performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) such as steroids and drugs of abuse like cocaine and marijuana, among others, all returned negative for the entire pay-per-view (PPV) card, according to MMA Fighting.
In addition, main card fighters Conor McGregor, Robbie Lawler, Rory MacDonald, Jeremy Stephens, and Dennis Bermudez were all subjected to more enhanced blood testing (pre- and post-fight), which also came back clean.
What a relief.
As for reigning featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo, who found himself being scrutinized for his drug-testing debacle prior to getting injured, he also pissed clean. The testing procedure, however, was not without its share of tomfoolery, as documented by MMA Junkie.
Aldo took the test, but not without complications. He arrived at the gym late, reportedly because he was at the U.S. embassy to obtain a visa for UFC 189, and dropped the first sample before giving a second one. Sampaio, who was there to oversee the test, reportedly changed the cutoff for shipping the sample without explanation.
"Junior" then -- by request -- posed for a picture and signed an autograph for the doping collection officer.
I'm not saying Aldo is or ever was on PEDs, or had any reason to try to cover up any kind of illegal substance. What I will say, is that what happened during the collection process -- both times -- was some shady-ass shit.
For complete results and play-by-play from UFC 189 click here.