Three fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston last month failed in-competition drug tests for marijuana, MMAFighting.com reported Friday afternoon.
Curtis Blaydes, Niko Price and Abel Trujillo were all given 90-day suspensions and fined $1,000 by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), the report stated. However, USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, did not sanction any of them. Fighters who pop for marijuana only face sanctions from USADA if more than 150 ng/ml of the substance’s metabolites is found in their system, USADA spokesperson Ryan Madden told MMAFighting.com.
Blaydes’ and Price’s second-round TKO wins over Adam Milstead and Alex Morono, respectively, have been overturned to no contests, per public TDLR documents. MikeTheTruth.com first reported Price’s no contest.
Trujillo fell to James Vick on the card by submission.
It is not clear how much marijuana was found in all three fighters’ systems, though it was under 150 ng/ml in all three cases, otherwise USADA would have flagged them.
Blaydes is now 1-1, 1 NC in the UFC. Prior to the Milstead bout, he defeated Cody East by TKO and suffered a doctor’s stoppage loss to surging heavyweight Francis Ngannou.
Price is now 1-0, 1 NC in the UFC. He made his UFC debut late last year at UFC 207 on short notice and tapped out Brandon Thatch.
Trujillo is 6-3, 1 NC in the UFC. His loss to Vick snapped a three-fight winning streak.
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