Jessica Eye’s UFC 166 Win Overturned Due To Drug Test Failure
Jessica Eye’s UFC 166 split-decision win over Sarah Kaufman in Houston has been changed to a no-decision, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
While it’s still unclear as to which illegal substance Jessica tested positive for, BJPENN.COM has learned of an administrative order from Jan. 22, which states that Eye “tested positive for a prohibited drug,” and was fined $1,875 and placed on a “one year fully probated suspension.”
TLDR (no, that does not stand for “too long, didn’t read”) public information officer Susan Stanford told the MMA website that Eye is “on probation as long as she complies” with the administrative order, and is still able to fight in the meantime.
Jessica is preparing to dispute the findings, and says that she is “not suspended at all”. She is also continuing her preparation for her upcoming clash with Alexis Davis at UFC 170, which will take place a little under three weeks from now.
Kaufman didn’t give Eye the benefit of her doubt, however, telling MMAJunkie that “It’s not a loss but also not a win. I hate to see our sport marred by athletes who can’t seem to control what substances they put in their bodies. It’s disrespectful to their opponents and employers.”
We’ll keep you updated on any new findings as they unfold.