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Piotr Hallmann Tests Positive for Steroids Following UFC Fight Night 51

(The 2014 resurgence in old-school anabolic steroids marches on. / Photo via Getty)

The Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA) announced today that Polish lightweight Piotr Hallmann tested positive for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone following his split-decision loss to Gleison Tibau at UFC Fight Night 51 last month, and has been suspended from competition for nine months. Hallmann vs. Tibau won the “Fight of the Night” award at UFC Fight Night 51; Hallmann’s $50,000 bonus is expected to be revoked, and the loss will remain on his record. Here’s the full statement from CABMMA, via MMAJunkie:

All athletes from the card were tested for anti-doping control upon arrival at Nilson Nelson Arena to detect anabolic agents, diuretic/other masking agents, stimulants and cannabinoids. Four athletes were randomly selected to also be tested for erythropoietin (EPO) and levels of human growth hormone (Hgh).

The athlete Piotr Hallman failed the test due to presence of anabolic steroid drostanolone. He will be suspended for nine months, reatroactibve to the date of his fight. To be licensed again by CABMMA, he will need to go through new anti-doping control tests.

The Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA) uses WADA accredited lab for its anti-doping control tests.

Here are some fun facts, from our newly-updated Steroid Bust Timeline

- The win percentage of MMA fighters who tested positive for steroids after fights now stands at 41.9% (18-24-1). Generally speaking, if you’re a user, you’re a loser.

- This is the first time since 2008 that MMA has given us five confirmed steroid busts in a single year. And when you add in all the fighters who failed drug tests for elevated testosterone (Vitor Belfort, Robert Drysdale), HGH (Chael Sonnen, Cung Le), and EPO (Sonnen, Ali Bagautinov), 2014 is at least the second-druggiest year in MMA history.

- In 2007, 14 MMA fighters failed drug tests for steroids, 12 of whom were caught in California. That’s an insane, inexplicable outlier in the data — and it’s still the number to beat.

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