For those of you still holding your breath since UFC 79, you can finally take that breath of cigarette smoke-filled oxygen. Not that it’s a slow news day or anything, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission has assured the world that every fighter that was tested for the December 29th PPV event was clean. By clean, they mean of any banned substances – performance enhancers and mood enhancers alike (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
Yo to MMA Weekly for digging this up:
According to the commission’s executive director Keith Kizer, “The NSAC tested Georges St. Pierre, Matt Hughes, Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva, Lyoto Machida, Sokoudjou, Rich Clementi, Melvin Guillard, Manny Gamburyan, Dean Lister, Jordan Radev, and Mark Bocek.”
Kizer also confirmed that all of the athletes on a privately held show at the Riviera Hotel & Casino on Jan. 8 were cleared of performance enhancing substances. “All the steroid tests are back for the Jan. 8 show and they were all negative.”
This ‘private event’ on the 8th certainly sounds too official to have been a bachelor party that turned into a fight night. They released the names of the fighters, which include: Jesse Forbes, Victor Moreno, Jacob McClintock, Chris Kennedy, Robert Scott, and Steve Steinbeiss. However, the NSAC may have blown their load a bit early as tests for the
good stuff mood altering drugs are still up in the air for the fighters from the Riviera event.
The event was in fact “LGIT – Let’s Get It On”. I don’t even have the energy to make the weak Marvin Gaye joke, so create your own. Here are the results from the possibly clean fighters:
-Robert Scott over Brett Chism via Split Decision
-Jacob McClintock over Adam Liston via TKO (1st round, 0:39)
-Estevan Payan over James Watson via Triangle Choke Sub. (2nd round, 2:09)
-Steve Steinbeiss over Wayne Andrews via Choke Sub. (1st round, 2:11)
-Chris Kennedy over Brendan Tierney via Corner Stoppage TKO (2nd round)
-Jesse Forbes over Victor Moreno via TKO (1st round, 1:38)
Most of the fighters are new kids on the block, although fighters like Forbes and Moreno have been around. Gotta’ get me into one of these private events. Anybody got an inside man, let me know. I’m there.