Melvin Guillard Suspended One Year After Failed Drug Test

Written by Tom Ngo
August 5th, 2016

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Melvin Guillard’s (pictured) first win in over two years was short-lived. On Friday, the Kansas Athletic Commission suspended the troubled lightweight after flunking a drug test for “a non-performance enhancing banned substance.”

Guillard was also fined $10,000 and will have last month’s knockout victory over David Rickels at Bellator 159 overturned to a no contest.

“The KAC learned of the results August 3, 2016, and Guillard’s suspension will be applied retroactively to July 22, 2016,” the KAC expressed in a statement. “All fighters licensed by the KAC are subject to random drug testing and must follow the world anti-doping (WADA) code.”

Guillard has been in the news before for a non-PED substance. “The Young Assassin” also failed a 2007 post-fight drug test for cocaine after losing to Joe Stevenson at UFC Fight Night 9.

Furthermore, the 33-year-old has missed weight in four of his past five fights.

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