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UFC advocates drastic action on drug testing

Ultimate Fighting Championship executives laid out plans Wednesday to deal with a recent wave of positive drug tests in the organization. The UFC will advocate athletic commissions to increase penalties, expand funding for out-of-competition testing and implement random testing for all 585 athletes on the company’s roster.

Silva, Diaz test positive for drugs

Former UFC champ Anderson Silva’s made triumphant return with a victory over Nick Diaz was a feel-good story Saturday. The bummer came Tuesday afternoon when the Nevada Athletic Commission revealed both Silva and Diaz failed drug tests.

Belfort playing waiting game

UFC top middleweight contender Vitor Belfort was scheduled to fight Chris Weidman for the title on Feb. 28. But Weidman’s injury is delaying that bout again, and Belfort doesn’t like the replacement bouts he’s been offered.