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Monday, 02/03/2014, 05:04 pm

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.


By Jim Chadwick | Twitter


3 Responses to “Jessica Eye’s UFC 166 Win Overturned Due To Drug Test Failure”

  1. allmightysandman says:

    I thought she lost in the first place. wonder what drug it was…cheating is cheating.
    WAR Kaufman

  2. paulmike3 says:

    It was a blood thinner she’s taken since she was 16, after getting hit by a drunk driver.

    • trn450 says:

      As a physician, I can say that having a blood thinner makes absolutely zero sense as a “banned substance”. It also makes horrible sense for a fighter to be on a blood thinner as they’d be at very high risk of catastrophic brain bleeds. Not to mention, I can’t think of a single reason you’d start treating a 16 year old trauma patient with a blood thinning agent, unless it was after the trauma and a blood clot had developed from lack of mobility, in which case a 6 month course of blood thinners is all that’s called for.

      I wouldn’t believe that article.

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