Since the UFC didn’t provide any details earlier, as to why Rory MacDonald will no longer fight Hector Lombard on April 25th, you may have been wondering why the bout got cancelled. Well, according to reports, it’s because Lombard has allegedly tested positive for the anabolic steroid, desoxymethyltestosterone, following his win over Josh Burkman last month.
MMA Fighting.com was the first to report the latest drug scandal to hit MMA, which confirmed Lombard’s test results with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Lombard worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Burkman at UFC 183 on January 3rd, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC has also relayed to the outlet that Lombard’s test results were why he was removed from UFC 186.
According to the report, Lombard hasn’t received a date yet to appear in front of the commission.
The 37 year-old Lombard is currently riding a three fight win streak, but if the test results hold up, his win over Burkman will be declared a no decision. The latter passed his exams according to the NSAC.
Just last week it was revealed that Anderson Silva allegedly tested positive for steroids leading up to his January 31st bout with Nick Diaz. Silva won that fight via UD. The former middleweight champ has denied taking PEDs.