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UFC Addresses Robert Drysdale and Kevin Casey’s Failed Drug Tests

Written by Tom Ngo
July 30th, 2014
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The UFC hosted two events over Fourth of July weekend, so it’s only fitting two fighters flunked their drug tests based on the way things have been going in MMA lately…

On Wednesday, the UFC confirmed Robert Drysdale (pictured) and Kevin Casey failed their respective post-fight drug exams.

The planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion quickly wiped their hands clean of the situation, allowing the Nevada State Athletic Commission do their job.

“The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that UFC middleweight Kevin Casey and light heavyweight Robert Drysdale failed drug tests following their fights at UFC 175 and The Ultimate Fighter Finale, respectively,” the UFC expressed in an official statement. “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.”

Drysdale submitted Keith Berish at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, while Casey knocked out Bubba Bush in 61 seconds the day prior at UFC 175. Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas hosted both events.

Both wins will most likely be overturned to no contests.

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