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Dave Herman Given Six-Month Suspension, Ordered To Drug Rehab

Dave Herman was given a six-month suspension by the UFC, and ordered to attend a drug rehabilitation program following his positive drug test for marijuana. Herman’s failed test came after a loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira last month in Brazil at UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar.

The suspension was confirmed by in an email with Marc Ratner, the UFC’s vice president of regulatory affairs. The UFC used a third-party testing company to administer the tests as there is no athletic commission in Brazil.

For Herman (21-5), this is the second such failed drug test. He also failed a pre-fight test prior to a planned fight with Mike Russow.