Fighter drug tests come back clean from UFC 167

Elias Cepeda

Heading into UFC 167, drug testing was a hot topic thanks to an incoherent series of spats, negotiations and thinly veiled allegations between welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks. In the end, they and every other fighter that competed on the UFC 167 card were tested by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Today, NSAC executive director Keith Kizer told Cagewriter via email that all 24 post-fight fighter tests from UFC 167 have come back clean. the NSAC tests for a host of performance-enhancing and recreational substances as well as some banned over the counter products.

We're sure this won't stop the ceaseless speculation around the sport's top fighters for long but it may quiet the the hubub for at least a short while. We suppose there's plenty controversy from the main event's decision and fall-out from St. Pierre's vague post-fight announcement to take everyone's attention away from drugs for a bit.

Follow Elias on Twitter @EliasCepeda

What to Read Next