The UFC has been notified of a violation of the USADA policy by Nick Roehrick. It was an out-of-competition sample and therefore handled by the USADA directly. The UFC will be informed of their decision as they come to one.
Bobby Green will stepping in for Abel Trujillo since he was forced to withdraw from his upcoming match. Green will face Lando Vannata at UFC 216. It has been announced that Tony Ferguson will be defending his Interim Lightweight title against Kevin Lee, also at UFC 216. Lastly for 216, Derrick Lewis is facing off against Fabricio Werdum.
A handful of matches have been released for UFC 217 with the title fight between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt probably taking the main event spot. Other matches include: Johny Hendricks vs Paulo Borrachinha, Aleksei Oleinik vs. Curtis Blaydes, and Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins. On Friday another match was added which will see #1 Stephen Thompson go against #4 Jorge Masvidal.
When the UFC makes it's first ever trip to Shanghai, it will be headlined by Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum.
A winner from Tuesday Night Contender Series will be debuting on the Norfolk card in November. Karl Roberson will face off against Darren Stewart. Also added to that card is veteran Nate Marquardt against TUF winner, Cezar Ferreira and Jake Collier vs. Marcel Fortuna.
On December 16, Antonio Nogueira will face Jared Cannonier. Also on this card will be Alessio Di Chirico vs Oluwale Bambgose.
This week with Conor: NSAC has approved the use of 8 oz gloves for the Mayweather vs. McGregor bout. The rules state that all weight classes over 147 pounds must use 10 oz gloves and this marks the first time the commission has changed their stance on this. I'm sure both fighters will make use of this exception because both have claimed that they would go down to 8 oz gloves if allowed.