UFC Officials Issue Statement Regarding Most Recent Fighter Drug Test Failures
“The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that UFC middleweight Kevin Casey (pictured) and light heavyweight Robert Drysdale failed drug tests following their fights at UFC 175 and The Ultimate Fighter Finale, respectively. Casey tested positive for drostanolone and Drysdale was flagged for an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio. Both fighters have been temporarily suspended from competition and informed their positive tests 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 and will support the NSAC’s determination pending a formal hearing at a later date.”
Yesterday we learned that the NSAC had flagged two fighters for failing their UFC drug tests and now, via UFC.com, the promotion has released a statement.