However, it has been revealed by Combate that Trocoli failed a pre-fight drug test issued by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC).
“We’re going to release him,” White said (via Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting). “He shouldn’t be using anywhere for any reason.”
Trocoli failed for a substance known as nandrolone, which is an anabolic steroid that is banned by the NAC. Trocoli’s team has told Combate that they believe their fighter took a contaminated substance and will have his supplements tested.
The now released fighter came into the Contender Series while riding a two fight winning streak, having defeated the duo of Rodrigo Carlos and Fabio Moreira. Trocoli’s win over Bergh could be overturned to a no contest by the NAC, but no decision has been made by the athletic commission at this time. The fighter could also be suspended for a year since this is Trocoli's first failed drug test.