She is the first female to flunk a drug test in the UFC.
Who is Jessica Eye (pictured)?
If this scenario ever appears on “Jeopardy,” you’re welcome.
According MMAJunkie.com, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has confirmed Eye tested positive for a banned substance after her split decision win over Sarah Kaufmann at UFC 166, which took place October 19 inside Toyota Center in Houston.
Eye was docked $1,875 and issued a “probated suspension” beginning January 22, the date the administration overturned her victory to a no contest.
The TDLR did not disclose what prohibited substance was found in Eye’s system.
However, this doesn’t appear to be a clear-cut case of cheating.
Eye is currently slated to meet Alexis Davis later this month at UFC 170. Shortly after news broke of Eye’s predicament, she claimed she’s not suspended and will keep her appointment with Davis.
“I PROMISE YOU I AM NOT SUSPEND and WILL BE FIGHTING FEB 22 as scheduled !! @UFC don’t believe everything you read online!” Eye posted on her Twitter account.
According to the report, Eye is on probation as long as she complies with the administrative order. Therefore, she can still fight in the interim.
Interesting. I guess that’s Texas for ya…
She is the first female to fail a drug test in the UFC, but still fought five months later.
Who is Jessica Eye?
(We’re still preparing for “Jeopardy,” right?)