UFC statement on Lombard drugs test

On Tuesday a report from the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced that Lombard tested positive for the anabolic steroid desoxymethyltestosterone following his fight against Josh Burkman in early January.

"The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that UFC welterweight Hector Lombard has tested positive for a banned substance following his fight at UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier on Jan. 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev," a statement from the UFC read.

"The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes. As a result of his positive test, Lombard has been informed that he has violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC will cooperate with the commission on the matter and fully supports Lombard’s right to a due process hearing before the commission."

Lombard is the fourth UFC fighter to return a positive test this year, with Jon Jones, Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva having all failed drugs tests. Jones and Diaz were found to have recreational drugs in their systems, while Silva faces a charge of using steroids.