Former UFC fighter Carls John De Tomas was notified of a potential USADA violation in line with his bout against Alex Perez at UFC Fight Night Fresno.
The fighter has since accepted a one year suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency, retroactive to the date of the failed test (12/29/2017), which means he can fight again on December 29 of this year.
Besides a suspension from USADA, a separate suspension was issued to the fighter from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). The CSAC also gave De Tomas a one year suspension and a fine of $2,500, with the CSAC suspension ending the same time as USADA’s.
De Tomas had fought twice under the UFC banner, suffering defeats to both the aforementioned Alex Perez and to Naoki Inoue.
Since the bout against Perez at UFC Fight Night Fresno was a loss for De Tomas, neither USADA or the CSAC will have to change the result of the bout to a no contest, which is what would’ve happened if De Tomas had earned a victory at the event.
Furosemide was the substance that De Tomas had failed the drug test for, which is a medication used to treat high blood pressure.