The Ultimate Fighter season 19 veteran, Mike King has failed his UFC Fight Night Dublin post-fight drug test.
UFC officials quickly announced the fighters release.
King tested positive for nandrolone, a banned substance and known steroid.
In a release, the UFC stated,
“UFC middleweight Mike King tested positive for nandrolone following his bout against Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao on July 19, 2014.
He was informed that his positive test violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes. He agreed to serve a 9-month suspension retroactive to the event and must pass a drug test before receiving clearance to compete again. He will forfeit his $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus.”