By Nolan King | December 2, 2020 1:45 pm
UFC welterweight Niko Price is the most recent fighter disciplined by the Nevada Athletic Commission for traces of marijuana (carboxy-THC) being found in his system.
On Wednesday, Price was handed a six-month suspension and fined $8,500, prosecution fees of $145.36, and had the result of his UFC Fight Night 178 fight against Donald Cerrone overturned from a draw to a no contest.
Since the suspension results from his Sept. 19 bout, the duration will be implemented retroactively. Price will be eligible to compete on March 19, 2021. The disciplinary action marks the second time Price has been suspended for marijuana.
After he knocked out Alex Morono at UFC Fight Night 104 in February 2017, Price tested positive for carboxy-THC. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which oversaw the event, suspended Price 90 days and fined him $1,000. Additionally, his win was overturned to a no contest.
UPDATE: Price later issued this statement on Instagram.