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Dennis Siver Fails UFC 168 Post-Fight Drug Test

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UFC featherweight Dennis Siver is under temporary suspension following a failed UFC 168 post-fight drug test. The Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com but did not comment on a punishment.

Siver took two tests following his victory over Manny Gamburyan last December, the first coming back inconclusive. The second found traces of HcG, human chorionic gonadotropin, a female fertility drug used during pregnancy. Much like TRT, HcG boosts low testosterone and aids in weight-loss.

With the NSAC’s hard stance on TRT and TUE, they may not go easy on Siver. If he doesn’t appeal, Siver is likely to face a fine and nine-month suspension along with the overturning of his win, to a no-contest. UFC welterweight Siyar Bahadurzada’s initial UFC 168 post-fight drug test was also inconclusive, but a second sample came back clean.

Siver was bouncing back from a UFC 162 loss to Cub Swanson where he was knocked out in the third round. Pending the NSAC’s decision, the UFC veteran has a 22-9 MMA record and is the No. 8 ranked featherweight in the promotion. Siver has yet to comment on either drug test or his suspension.

Check back with Scifighting.com as news of Siver’s penalty is announced.

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