Four UFC fighters suspended, fined for positive drug tests – ESPN

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UFC fighters Jamahal Hill, Tim Elliott, Luis Peña and Deron Winn were all suspended and fined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday after recent positive drug tests.

Hill, Elliott and Peña tested positive for cannabis. Winn tested positive for amphetamines.

Hill’s first-round TKO victory over Klidson Abreu on May 30 was overturned to a no contest due to the violation. The 29-year-old undefeated light heavyweight prospect was suspended six months and fined 15% of his fight purse.

Elliott and Peña were each suspended 4½ months and fined 15% of their fight purse. The reduced suspension was due to their fights being taken on short notice. Elliott lost to Brandon Royval on May 30 on 12 days’ notice, and Peña fell to Khama Worthy on June 27 on 18 days’ notice.

Winn was suspended nine months and fined $1,800 in relation to his March 7 loss to Gerald Meerschaert at UFC 248.

All the suspensions are retroactive to the date of the positive test. Cannabis is prohibited under Nevada regulations “in competition,” meaning the period beginning 12 hours before a contest and ending with the postfight drug test.

There were several other actions taken by the NSAC at its monthly meeting Thursday.

Jorge Gonzalez, who is signed to the UFC but has not yet debuted, had a temporary suspension extended following a positive drug test from Aug. 5 for several anabolic steroids, including the metabolites of drostanolone and stanozolol.

Gonzalez was supposed to fight Kenneth Bergh on July 15, but Bergh pulled out due to a bad weight cut. Gonzalez was then tied to two August fights with Ike Villanueva, but both fell through.

Ty Flores, who fought and lost to Dustin Jacoby on the Contender Series event on Aug. 4, had his temporary suspension

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