Anthony Hernandez and Jordan Williams both earned contracts to the UFC while competing on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, but both will also have to wait a while before making their official UFC debuts.
That’s because both fighters have tested positive for marijuana metabolites and the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has suspended both fighters for six months according to MMA Junkie.
The report also states that both fighters received shorter than usual suspensions because they both promptly admitted to being guilty. Besides the suspensions, both fighters were fined $750 and will both have to pay their own attorney’s fees.
Hernandez earned himself a contract with the UFC while competing on DWTNCS Episode 10, defeating Jordan Wright by first round knockout. Williams got his spot in the UFC one week later at DWTNCS Episode 11, having defeated Tim Caron by third round TKO via elbow strikes.
Williams is able to return to action on December 26 of this year, while Hernandez gets to return a week earlier on December 19 of this year.
There has been no statement issued by the UFC on the matter and it is unknown at this time if one is forthcoming from the promotion.