The UFC has its own set of rules as to when fighters will get fired. For instance you can fail drug tests repeatedly, even be stripped of titles for such and still, like Josh Barnett, never get fired from the UFC. Say one bad word about the Reebok deal and it doesn’t matter if you are a longtime cutman and the UFC will be sure to fire you quick however.

There haven’t been a lot of fighters who have been fired because of drugs, be it performance enhancing or recreational, but when it does happen there is usually a story behind it.

Here are five fighters that were all fired for drug related offences.

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Ian is a MMA writer based out of Toronto, ON Canada. An avid mixed martial arts enthusiast and passionate fan since he was born, Ian has been writing about mixed martial arts for over 5 years.