Sean O’Malley has been waiting for a hearing with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) since May, when it was discovered that the fighter had trace amounts of ostarine found in a test conducted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Both fighters are going to have to wait a little longer for their respective hearings as the NAC has voted to extend O’Malley’s temporary suspension and Gatto has seen her temporary suspension extended as well according to MMA Junkie.
There has been no reason given at this time by the NAC as to why both fighters suspensions were extended and hearings were delayed.
O’Malley hasn’t competed since UFC 222 in March of 2018, where he defeated Andre Soukhamthath by unanimous decision. Gatto hasn’t even made her UFC debut yet due to the potential drug test failure and the fighter hasn’t competed since fighting at a Nacao Cyborg 3 card in September of 2018.
The NAC has yet to announce when their next meeting is going to be held, meaning that both fighter’s hearings could be delayed for quite some time.