Report: Sean O’Malley Reaches Settlement With NAC, Clearing The Way For UFC Return


Sean O’Malley has been out of action for almost two years due to a litany of drug test related issues since his last bout at UFC 222 in March of 2018

However, a short time after settling with USADA, it has been revealed by MMA Junkie that O’Malley has also reached a settlement with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) that will clear him to fight this March at UFC 248

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O’Malley will serve a nine month suspension for a drug test failure in 2019, but that suspension is retroactive and ends on February 26 of this year. O’Malley will also have to take a multitude of random drug tests in the lead up to UFC 248, with three of them happening 30 days, 15 days and 3 days before the event.

MMA Junkie also reports that “the tests cannot show traces of ostarine at a number equal to or greater than 100 picograms per milliliter.”

The fighter also must pay a total of $872.16 in legal fees before being fully reinstated to fight again by the NAC. If O’Malley cannot pay the fine in full, a payment plan must be agreed upon to clear the fighter for a return at UFC 248. 

There has been no statement issued at this time from either O’Malley or a representative.

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