When we talk about UFC, performance enhancing drugs are at the heart of an ongoing conversation. Over the years, hundreds of UFC fighters have failed PED tests, some of whom got punished for it, others who have not. Although it may be complicated for some people to differentiate between legal and illegal drugs in the UFC, one thing is for sure: the UFC takes its drug testing very seriously.
As soon as a fighter signs with UFC, the USADA (anti-doping agency) testing protocol starts and the fighter is randomly tested for PEDs several times a year (on average). We’ve summed up the whole process of how UFC fighters get tested for our readers here. In the meantime, let’s take talk about fighters who tested positive for anabolic steroids in the UFC.
Over the years, many famous UFC fighters have failed PED tests. In 2020 alone, USADA ran 3,230 urine tests and 327 blood tests, and issued 21 sanctions out of which most were for anabolic agents or steroids. Some of the most famous fighters who failed drug tests in 2020 are Jamahal Hill and Luis Pena. And while we’ve seen many fighters test positive for steroid use, we’ve compiled a list of the most famous ones below:
Famous UFC fighters who tested positive for steroids