Johnson flagged for elevated testosterone, indicative of a steroid

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Today the California state athletic commission released the results of drug testing for February’s UFC 157 in Anaheim, CA. Heavyweight Lavar Johnson was the only athlete with a suspect test. MMAJunkie has the story:

A post-fight drug test for UFC heavyweight Lavar Johnson (17-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC), who lost a unanimous decision to Brendan Schaub (9-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) at UFC 157, has been flagged for elevated levels of testosterone. An additional carbon isotope ratio test “confirmed the testosterone was consistent with the administration of a steroid,” according to CSAC Executive Officer Andy Foster. recently requested and today received testing results from the California State Athletic Commission, which also passed along word that the event’s remaining tests came back clean.

Foster clarified that the initial failure was not due to an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) level, but could not provide further details on Johnson’s failure at the time of this writing.

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