Here we go again.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight contender, Jessica Eye, was fined and issued a probationary suspension by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation earlier this month for an infraction dating back to last October.
In short, she flunked her UFC 166 drug test and had her split decision win over Sarah Kaufman changed to a "no decision."
That's where the waters got muddied.
The "prohibited substance" that caused Eye to fail her drug test was never revealed. A preliminary report from Bleacher Report indicated that it may have been a blood thinner used to treat an existing condition; however, Eye's official statement regarding the matter (read it here) did not substantiate that claim.
Now, we have a new one, courtesy of Bloody Elbow.
Multiple very reliable commission sources have confirmed to Bloody Elbow that the test failure was a result of marijuana having been detected in the urine sample turned in by Eye.
Also, a blood thinner would not turn up in a urine test administered by an athletic commission.
A blood test might pick up blood thinners based on coagulation time. However, Texas does not run these sort of blood tests as standard procedure.
Eye has since responded via Twitter.
Lmao .... Just going to smile back and ignore all the BS ... Y'all can speculate whatever you want ..— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) February 8, 2014
As of now, she is still scheduled to be a part of the upcoming UFC 170 fight card in a 135-pound bout against Alexis Davis. In addition, Eye is expected to dispute the findings and will likely be subjected to additional testing by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for her upcoming fight.