Alex Caceres Addresses Failed Drug Test Following UFC on FUEL TV 8

Written by Tom Ngo
March 20th, 2013
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The bad news for Alex Caceres’ (pictured) fans, the UFC bantamweight spoiled a three-fight winning streak on the account of weed. The good news, at least Caceres has manned up to his mistake.

“I accept full responsibility for my actions and the consequences from those actions,” Caceres expressed in a statement issued by his management. “I apologize to all that I have disappointed, including the UFC, my family, coaches, training partners and fans.

“I accept the sanctions from the UFC and I look forward to completing the necessary steps to getting back in the octagon following the suspension and assuring that this never happens again.”

The UFC announced Wednesday that Caceres tested positive for marijuana metabolites after posting a split decision victory over Kyung Ho Kang at UFC on FUEL TV 8. He was issued a six-month suspension retroactive to the March 3 fight date.

The 24-year-old’s win was overturned to a no contest.

“Bruce Leeroy” agreed to attend drug rehabilitation classes and must pass a drug screening upon completion of the suspension before receiving clearance to compete again.

“The Ultimate Fighter 12” contestant owns a 8-5 (1 NC) professional record. He’s only won three of his seven fights in the big leagues.

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