Updated: Cung Le Tests Positive for HGH, Gets 12-Month Suspension from UFC

By C.J. Tuttle Oct 1, 2014
Cung Le has taken another hit from his stoppage loss to Michael Bisping. | Photo: James Goyder/Sherdog.com

Cung Le failed a post-fight drug test following his Aug. 23 loss to Michael Bisping, the organization revealed on Tuesday.

After initially announcing that Le would be suspended for nine months and be required to pass a drug test at the conclusion of his suspension, the UFC released an updated statement on Wednesday. Le will now be suspended for a year instead of nine months.

“After review by UFC Senior Management, an error was discovered regarding the length of Cung Le’s suspension due to a failed drug test. While originally stated as nine months, the correct suspension period to be enforced is 12 months," the updated statement reads. "Le tested positive for an excess level of Human Growth Hormone in his system following his fight at UFC Fight Night in Macao, China on August 23. He will still be required to pass a drug screening before being allowed to compete in the UFC following the completion of his suspension..”

The 42-year-old had not competed in the UFC since 2012 before taking his fight against Bisping.

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