"Well, my response [to Rousimar Palhares testing positive for elevated testosterone] is like he needs to be a better person on the inside. You know? I think that the guy, something really wrong happened to him. You know? He needs to be a better person, inside and out. I say stuff about him, because he made the comment that he was going to break my leg regardless if I would have tapped or not. I don't know what's wrong with that guy. And now that happened to him. I mean, he's a cheater. What else can I say? I never had respect for him from the beginning anyway. How can I have respect for a guy that intentionally breaks peoples' legs. I cannot have respect for that guy. I think that he is a shame for the sport. The sport needs to clean up from people like him. I think that he needs to go and fight people in the street or something. This is a professional sport where you need discipline and you need to be a professional. Guys like that are bad for the UFC. They are bad for the sport. Shame on him." - Hector Lombard via Getting Lucky with Robert Curtis
Former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard gives his candid thoughts on UFC on FX 6 opponent Rousimar Palhares after Palhares tested positive for elevated testosterone in his post-fight urine analyses.
Almost a month after the conclusion of UFC on FX 6, UFC vice president of regulatory affairs, Marc Ratner, revealed that both Joey Beltran and Rousimar Palhares had failed their post-fight drug test for UFC on FX 6.
Ratner revealed that Palhares' test revealed an abnormal T:E ratio indicative of the use of performance enhancers. Ratner did not disclose Palhares' levels, but did confirm that the UFC has suspended the Brazilian jiu-jitsu guru for nine months as a result of the test.
Days after the news, Palhares reached out to MMAJunkie and denied using any kind of performance enhancer. He is currently checking all of the supplements and food he ate during his preparation for his UFC on FX 6 match against Lombard to try to determine a possible source for his failed test.