UFC on FUEL TV 8 took place earlier this month in Japan and Alex Caceres and Riki Fukuda tested positive for banned substances in their post fight drug test.
The UFC announced the positive drug test results today in a press release and issued a statement that all 22 fighters that took part in UFC on FUEL TV 8 were tested.
“The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents,” the UFC said in a statement. “All 22 fighters on the UFC on FUEL TV 8 card were drug tested at the event and all fighters passed their drug tests with the exception of Alex Caceres and Riki Fukuda.
Caceres tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout. He has agreed to attend drug rehabilitation classes and will receive a 6-month suspension retroactive to the date of the event and must pass a drug test upon completion of the suspension before receiving clearance to compete again. The outcome of Caceres bout against Kyung Ho Kang will be changed to a no contest.
Fukuda’s results showed the presence of Phenylpropanolamine, Norpseudoephedrine and Ephedrine, which are stimulants and banned substances. Based on Fukuda’s last loss he has been released from his contract with the UFC and the results of his positive test will be reported to the official Association of Boxing Commissions record-keeper.”
Caceres and Fukuda join a lengthy list of fighters who have tested positive for a banned substance which includes Stephan Bonnar, Thiago Silva, Jake Shields, Joey Beltran, Rousimar Palhares, Thiago Tavares, Matthew Riddle and Lavar Johnson.