MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Ruslan Magomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov flagged by USADA

Magomedov and Tukhugov popped by USADA

Heavyweight Ruslan Magomedov and featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov were both sanctioned for 2 years by USADA after testing positive for ostarine, a prohibited substance. Both fighters were promising prospects in their respective divisions. Magomedov (14-1) hasn't fought since 2015, but he was 3-0 inside the Octagon. Tukhugov (18-4) was 4-1 in the UFC, most recently losing a decision to Renato Moicano in May of 2016.

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Brian Hemminger

Brian Hemminger

Brian Hemminger has been involved in MMA since 2007, and is highly regarded for his well-researched and knowledgeable interviews. He has hosted The Verbal Submission MMA podcast for three years and was a staff writer at from 2011 to 2013 with an extensive background in live coverage, fight previews and post-fight analysis.