MMA Weekly: Chad Mendes fails USADA drug test and Anthony Pettis drops to Featherweight

UFC featherweight star Chad Mendes has failed a random USADA drug test, reports are indicating. At this time, further details of the failure’s nature—substance, amount, etc.—aren’t available.

MMA Weekly: Michael Bisping topples Luke Rockhold and Cruz dominated Faber

MMA Weekly (5/29-6/25): Michael Bisping Topples Luke Rockhold, Cruz Dominates Faber, Brock Lesnar’s Return Announced and More

What Kimbo Slice and MMA did for each other

Fight fans lost another big name this week as Kimbo Slice died on Monday. The 42-year-old knockout artist was, of course, no Muhammad Ali, who also passed away this past week.

MMA Weekly: Cody Garbrandt takes out Thomas Almeida and Stephens bests Barao

MMA Weekly (5/22-5/29): UFN 88 Delivers As Garbrandt Finishes Almeida, Stephens Bests Barao

MMA Weekly: Rafael Carvalho keeps title with bad Manhoef fight

Bellator 155 Underwhelms while Venator FC 3 Delivers

MMA Weekly: Miocic knocks out Werdum and Bellator strips Vitaly Minakov

UFC 198 Results: Stipe Miocic Defeats Fabricio Werdum, Jacare Finishes Belfort

MMA Weekly: Overeem takes out Arlovski and Struve vs Bigfoot Silva, RIP Jordan Parsons

This Week in MMA Overeem Stops Arlovski and Struve Stops Bigfoot Silva

MMA Weekly: Diego Brandao out of UFC after arrest and Cormier vs Jones 2

Diego Brandao Released, Shawn Jordan Signs with WSOF, Jones-Cormier 2 Announced

Have Recent Drug Test Failures Negatively Affected MMA’s Reputation?

Ken Shamrock, Kimbo Slice, Frank Mir, Lyoto Machida, Viscardi Andrade, and Islam Makhachev have all made headlines after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs in recent months (and in the case of Machida, Mir, Andrade, and Makhachev, in recent month)

MMA Weekly: McGregor vs Dias UFC 200 off now back on and Johnson holds on to title

McGregor-Diaz 2 Cancelled then Uncancelled, Demetrious Johnson and Andrey Koreskov Retain Titles, Jon Jones Decisions OSP

MMA Weekly: Teixeira takes out Evans and Pitbull bites into Souza

Glover Teixeira Stops Rashad Evans, Patricky Pitbull Tops Kevin Souza, Rafael dos Anjos’s Next Title Fight Announced

MMA Weekly: Junior dos Santos defeats Ben Rothwell and Frank Mir drug test

In the main event, former champion Junior dos Santos used his movement, range, and boxing expertise to repeatedly tag Ben Rothwell over the course of twenty-five minutes, ultimately securing a unanimous decision.