Kurt Holobaugh Used Illegal IV Prior to DWTNCS Episode 1


Kurt Holobaugh scored a first round knockout victory over Matt Bessette at Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 1.

However, the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) is alleging that the victorious Holobaugh used an illegal IV just after the weigh-ins for the fight. With that being said, the NAC has filed a disciplinary complaint against the fighter, which can lead to his fight being overturned to a no contest and a suspension that can last up to two years.

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Holobaugh earned himself a UFC contract that night and if the bout is ruled a no contest, then his contract could be rescinded as well.

NAC Management Nyra Phillips told MMA Junkie that the fighter used more fluid than was prohibited by the IV rule.

“We have allowances for when you can have (an IV), and this did not fit into any of those allowances,” she said. “When it’s more than 50 milliliters per six-hour period, it becomes a prohibited method per the (World Anti-Doping Agency) list.”

Brian Butler is the manager for Holobaugh and he says that the findings are going to be protested, plus Holobaugh will release a statement of his own down the line.

The NAC will hold a meeting this coming Tuesday (10/10) and the fighter’s fate is going to be determined at that time.

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