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Alex Caceres addresses failure of recent drug test

Alex-Caceres-UFN24 - UFCUFC bantamweight Alex Caceres looked to be turning the corner in his career after winning his third fight in a row earlier this month with a narrow outpointing of Kyung Ho Kang at UFC on Fuel 8. However, the scrap ultimately served as setback for the 24-year old, as Caceres tested positive for marijuana use in relation to the match-up and was penalized as a result.

Specifically, Caceres was suspended for six months, will have to attend drug rehabilitation classes, and had his win over Kang changed to a No Contest.

Rather than deny any wrongdoing, Caceres has since issued a statement with an apologetic tone and the promise of avoiding similar situations down the road.

“I accept full responsibility for my actions and the consequences from those actions. I apologize to all that I have disappointed, including the UFC, my family, coaches, training partners and fans,” said Caceres in a press release from his management team. “I accept the sanctions from the UFC and I look forward to completing the necessary steps to getting back in the Octagon following the suspension and assuring that this never happens again.”

Caceres came to the public’s attention as a colorful, potential-laden contestant on TUF 12. He holds an overall record of 8-5 with six stoppages.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC/MMAWEEKLY

3 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    How many has this been just in 2013?

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  • MickeyC says:

    IS he another with a med card? Its sad that fighters can take TRT with a DR permission, but that Pot is a no go reguardless.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    This one suck as Alex is quickly becoming one of my favorite fighters. Now in reality he is only out a bit longer than normal and with a six month suspension I fully expect him back and to continue his winning ways.

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