Report: NAC Suspends Fighters For Marijuana Usage

The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) met yesterday via teleconference and a host of UFC and Contender Series fighters were issued suspensions or other sanctions.

MMA Junkie reports that UFC fighter Kevin Croom, plus Contender Series fighter Jose Flores were issued four and a half month suspensions for marijuana related issues. Croom’s suspension ends on January 26, plus he was fined $1,800 and an additional $145.36 for prosecution fees , while his victory over Roosevelt Roberts was overturned to a no contest. Flores’ suspension ends on December 4, plus he was fined $750 and an additional $145.36 for prosecution fees.

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Contender Series alumni Chad Johnson tested positive for an amphetamine and he has been suspended for nine months, with that suspension ending on May 18. Johnson was also fined $750 and an additional $145.36 for prosecution fees.

Niko Price, who is already under a provisional suspension for a failed drug test in line with his fight on September 19, has had that provisional suspension extended until next month.

Joe Pyfer, who tested positive for a modulator metabolites this past Summer, has seen his request continuance extended until a yet to be determined date.

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