Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight, David Branch, flunked an out-of-competition drug test for ipamorelin, which stimulates HGH production, and drew a two-year suspension from United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) back in September 2019.
I’m sure that has nothing to do with his improved physique.
“Pressure makes the pipes go boom and every day rent is due! I was born in pressure,” Branch wrote on social media.
The 38 year-old grappler credits New York-based fitness trainer Rufat Sembinov for his sudden gains and looking at the picture, not unlike the explosion we saw from Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, it’s hard to imagine Branch ever making 185 pounds.
Branch (22-7) exited UFC on a two-fight losing streak in which he was finished both times. The former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) “champ champ” was just 2-3 during his second run inside the Octagon and was released shortly after his positive drug test.