Well, this is a bit bizarre. The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) announced on Monday that there were no failed drug tests from UFC Fight Night 62, but now they are saying that they made an error.
One fighter did, Jorge de Oliveira tested positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid.
The commission issued the following statement:
“A communication error was identified by the Executive Committee when issuing the drug test results from UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare held on March 21st of 2015.”
“Due to a misinterpretation of the partial report sent by the UCLA Olympic Analytical Lab (WADA Accredited Lab), where tests were analyzed and results confirmed.
“Therefore, the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) hereby states that the athlete Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira tested positive for anabolic steroid stanozolol. This last sample code and its result were sent a day a part from the initial report, which in this case, was the reason of not being mentioned in the Commission’s initial statement.”
UFC Fight Night 62 took place on March 21, 2015 at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event aired on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
The main event was Ryan LaFlare vs. Demian Maia and the co-main event was Josh Koscheck vs. Erick Silva. Over 7,000 fans was in the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho to watch the fights.
Four bonuses were given out to four fighters and they received fifty grand for their efforts.