For the first time in UFC history, a female combatant has been suspended for use of a banned substance.
Just a probationary suspension, Eye will still be able to compete against Alexis Davis at UFC 170.
Here’s what the UFC said:
“The UFC received word of the fully probated suspension and fine issued to Jessica Eye by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The UFC intends to honor the probation, which will not force Eye to miss her scheduled bout at UFC 170.”
“I was recently alerted to the fact that I was issued a fully probated suspension and fine by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. While I intend to discuss with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation the overturning of my victory at UFC 166, I have accepted the terms of the probation and intend to compete at UFC 170 on Feb. 22. I pride myself on following the rules and representing my family, teammates, sponsors, and fans in the best light possible. I apologize for any distractions this has caused.”
According to an unconfirmed report from Bleacher Report, Eye failed her test for a blood thinner, which is banned in competition.Tags: Alexis Davis, drug testing, jessica eye, mma, MMA NEWS, Sarah Kaufman, ufc, UFC 166, ufc 170, ufc news