Never a dull moment … or a clean one, at this rate. On Wednesday, the UFC announced middleweight Mike King (pictured) flunked his UFC Fight Night 46 post-fight drug test for the anabolic steroid, nandrolone.
King has been issued a nine-month suspension, retroactive to his July 19 fight date when he was submitted by Cathal Pendred.
In addition, his $50,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus has been revoked.
“UFC middleweight Mike King tested positive for nandrolone following his bout against Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao on July 19, 2014,” the UFC expressed in an official statement. “He was informed that his positive test 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.
“He agreed to serve a 9-month suspension retroactive to the event and must pass a drug test before receiving clearance to compete again. He will forfeit his $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus.”
There are reports the UFC has also released King following his lone showing with the promotion. However, 5thRound.com was unable to confirm his employment status at the time of publication.
King owns a 5-1 professional record.