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Saturday, March 15, 2014
UFC's Dennis Siver tests positive

By Brett Okamoto

UFC featherweight Dennis Siver tested positive for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) following a win over Manny Gamburyan at UFC 168 on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed Siver's positive test to on Saturday.

NSAC chairman Francisco Aguilar said a complaint is currently being prepared by the Nevada Attorney General's office.

The substance hCG is linked to anabolic steroid use and/or weight cutting. The NSAC tested all 22 fighters at UFC 168 and all other tests came back negative.

Siver does have the right to an appeal.

However, he faces a likely fine and suspension based on the current result. His unanimous decision win over Gamburyan would also change to a no-contest.

Fighting out of Mannheim, Germany, Siver (22-9) is 3-1 since dropping to the UFC's featherweight division in 2012. Prior to that, he had fought the majority of his UFC career as a lightweight.