Ha, there’s no way the UFC was going to hoard all of the failed drug test headlines in MMA this week. On Friday, it was reported World Series of Fighting welterweight Jon Fitch (pictured) was flagged for an “adverse result” on a pre-fight drug exam administered by the California State Athletic Commission for his December 13 bout.
According to MMAJunkie.com, a CIR test on Fitch’s urinalysis confirmed the result. The CASC declined to specify what substance Fitch was flagged for. However, multiple sources close to the fighter indicated to the website that it was for elevated levels of testosterone.
Fitch reportedly gave a urine sample on the day of the event, just before taking to the cage.
On January 15, the CSAC received the adverse finding results from the UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory. The following day, CSAC executive director Andy Foster requested a CIR test on the sample. The results were received February 4 and also indicated an adverse result.
Fitch was submitted by welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares at WSOF 16. The 36-year-old now faces a nine-month suspension and $2,500 fine. He may appeal the commission’s discovery at a future CSAC hearing.
McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, California hosted the festivities.
Earlier this week it was revealed former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both failed their UFC 183 drug tests.