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Michel Prazeres Rips USADA After Being Handed Lengthy Suspension

UFC veteran welterweight Michel Prazeres has hit back at USADA after handing him a four-year suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. Prazeres tested positive for clomiphene and oxandrolone ahead of his previously scheduled fight with Clay Guida earlier this year. The suspension more than likely ends his time with the UFC at 40 years old.
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Michel Prazeres responds to four-year drug suspension, brands USADA ‘sons of b—ches’

With United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) testing all of the athletes in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), we finally have a sport where performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) aren’t rampant amongst fighters. Or do we? Cycling is one of the most tested sports in the world, yet the general perception is that cheating is still going on en masse.
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UFC welterweight Michel Prazeres retires after receiving four-year USADA suspension

Michel Prazeres’ rocky tenure with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has come to an unceremonious end. The Brazilian welterweight was recently handed a four-year suspension from United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) after his second violation in two years. “Prazeres received his first violation after testing positive for boldenone and...
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‘I couldn’t give a sh-t’ - Michel Prazeres says fertility treatment to blame for 4-year USADA ban

It seems that Michel Prazeres’ MMA career may have limped to an unfortunate close. The longtime lightweight and welterweight athlete has seemingly stepped away from mixed martial arts, on the heels of a recent USADA press release—stating that the 40-year-old had accepted a four year suspension from the drug testing agency due to multiple positive samples for performance enhancing substances.
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Michel Prazeres rips USADA for punishment over fertility treatment: “This is not a steroid, this is a medication”

Former UFC fighter Michel Prazeres has heavily criticized USADA for handing him a four-year suspension, which initially led to his retirement. Prazeres will not be able to compete until summer 2025 after testing positive for “the banned substances clomiphene and its metabolites (desethyl-clomiphene, clomiphene M1, and clomiphene M2), oxandrolone metabolites, and the exogenous administration of testosterone”.
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Michel Prazeres blasts USADA, says positive test a result of fertility treatment: ‘F*ck them’

Michel Prazeres is firing back at the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after testing positive for multiple banned substances. Prazeres was hit with a four-year suspension by USADA on Thursday after serving a previous two-year suspension that began in 2019, and is now ineligible to compete until 2025. “Trator” initially decided to retire from the sport, but changed his mind after discovering that USADA can’t stop him from competing in several countries, including Brazil.
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Report: UFC’s Michel Prazeres Retires Following Four-Year Suspension From USADA

Michel Prazeres has been handed a four-year suspension by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and has subsequently retired as a result. USADA announced Thursday that Prazeres was handed the suspension after testing positive for multiple prohibited substances. It was his second violation of the UFC Anti-Doping policy which resulted in the lengthy suspension.
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UFC's Michel Prazeres Suspended 4 Years for 2nd Violation of Anti-Doping Policy

UFC welterweight Michel Prazeres has been suspended for four years after a second violation of anti-doping rules. Per an official statement from the United States Anti-Doping Agency, Prazeres accepted his discipline after four different urine samples collected between Aug. 27-Nov. 2 came back positive for multiple banned substances:. This marks...
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USADA suspends MMA fighter Michel Prazeres four years for second doping violation

USADA, the UFC's anti-doping partner, has suspended fighter Michel Prazeres four years because of a second doping violation, the agency announced Thursday. According to a USADA press release, Prazeres tested positive for multiple prohibited substances: anti-estrogen agent clomiphene, metabolites of the steroid oxandrolone and the exogenous administration of testosterone "and/or its precursors." The banned drugs ended up in the results of urine samples administered Aug. 27, Sept. 16, Oct. 15 and Nov 2. USADA stated that it used carbon-isotope ratio (CIR) testing to determine that Prazeres was using external testosterone or its precursors.
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USADA Statement on Michel Prazeres

USADA announced today that Michael Prazeres, of Pará, Brazil, has accepted a four-year sanction for his second violation of the UFC® Anti-Doping Policy after testing positive for multiple prohibited substances. Prazeres received his first violation after testing positive for boldenone and served a two-year period of ineligibility beginning on March 9, 2019.
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Michel Prazeres no longer on UFC roster: ‘I asked to be released’

Michel Prazeres’ UFC career has come to an end 8 1/2 years after his debut. The experienced Brazilian fighter confirmed to MMA Fighting he’s no longer on the UFC roster, but revealed “I asked to be released” from his contract. “Trator” declined to explain what prompted him to request his release from the company.
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How fatherhood helped UFC Vegas 30’s Michel Prazeres stay focused through turbulent two-year suspension

Michel Prazeres’ life changed over the past two and a half years. The UFC welterweight, who faces undefeated Shavkat Rakhmonov at Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 30, was hit with a two-year suspension after failing two out-of-competition doping tests for exogenous boldenone and its metabolite in March 2019. Not being able to compete wasn’t his only setback since then.
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