WEC Featherweight fighter Alexandre Nogueira has been suspended by the California State Athletic Commission for one year due to the positive drug test that he submitted to the Commission after his “WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver” bout on June 1st.
According to the CSAC, Nogueira tested positive for Boldenone, which is an anabolic steroid developed for veterinary use. Boldenon has gained popularity amongst MMA fighters of late, with UFC fighter Stephan Bonnar and Kit Cope most recently being suspended for testing positive.
Nogueira lost in a 2ndRound TKO to Jose Aldo on the June 1st event, which was the WEC’s most successful event to date.
According to the CSAC, Nogueira’s “A” sample was tested at Quest Diagnostics and his “B” sample was tested at Laboratoire de Controle du Dopage, a WADA certified test facility located in Laval, Quebec, Canada.
Nogueira is suspended through May 31, 2009 and was also fined $2,500. He has the opportunity to appeal.