UFC heavyweight Dave Herman was pulled from UFC 136 earlier this week for undisclosed reasons. Herman has stated that the reason he was pulled from UFC 136 was due to a failed drug test.
Dave Herman recently spoke about the incident with Clinch Gear Radio:
“Basically, I failed my drug test. I went in to get in my drug test (on Sept. 15), and a week later, [they] called me and told me they lost my urine specimen. I had to come in and redo it. That was last week. I went back in that day. And [on Wednesday], they said I failed. I said, ‘That’s impossible.'”
Herman, who has never failed a drug test, has apparently recieved conflicting information from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation in regards to the tests. The Department apparently alleges they never lost the sample, stating that they just required two tests, one for drugs of abuse and one for PEDs. Which would be a standard procedure for pre-fight testing.
Herman went on to say “Texas said they never lost it and the first one [for] drugs and the second was for steroids, I don’t even smoke… I haven’t even had a beer in two month.”
The UFC 136 main card bout between Herman and Mike Russow was scrapped and replaced by an anticipated rematch between Leonard Garcia and Nam Phan.
UFC 136 takes place next weekend in Houston, Texas. The event is headlined by a pair of title fights with lightweight champion Frankie Edgar rematching Gray Maynard and featherweight champion Jose Aldo facing Kenny Florian.
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