UFC’s Piotr Hallmann tests positive for steroids, suspended nine months

Piotr Hallmann (left) tested positive for the steroid drostanolone following his loss to Gleison Tibau in Brazil.

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Another week, another positive drug test.

Piotr Hallmann, who co-headlined UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski last month in Brazil, was popped by the Brazilian MMA athletic commission for drostanolone after his bout with Gleison Tibau, according to MMAjunkie.com’s Steven Marrocco.

Hallmann, who lost the fight by split decision, will be suspended for nine months by the CABMMA. All fighters on the Sept. 13 card were subject to standard fight-night tests and four were selected at random for HGH and EPO testing.

Hallmann and Tibau each won $50,000 for their Fight of the Night performance. Hallmann’s bonus will likely be forfeited.

Last week, the UFC announced that Cung Le tested positive for HGH following his main event bout with Michael Bisping in Macao on Aug. 23. Le will be suspended for one year.

Hallmann (15-4), who trains out of the MMA Lab in Arizona, has now lost two of his last three fights after winning 10 in a row. The Poland native owns a 2-2 record in the UFC with wins over Yves Edwards and Francisco Trinaldo.