Bad news for Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller.
The GLORY heavyweight has been suspended for nine months by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) for testing positive for methylhexaneamine (dimethylamylamine). CSAC Executive Director Andy Foster confirmed the news to MMAmania.com on Saturday evening following an initial report by Steven Marrocco.
According to the suspension letter obtained by MMAmania.com, the CSAC received lab results from Miller's urine sample from his fight at GLORY 17 in Inglewood, California, back on June 21, 2014.
Dimethylamylamine is considered a banned substance and has known to be used by athletes as a dietary supplement, as well as a performance enhancer. It was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list in 2010, and has been linked to having adverse and serious life-threatening side effects.
In addition to Miller's nine-month suspension, which became effective on August 1, he has also been fined $2,500. The New York-based fighter has 30 days to submit a request to appeal the suspension.
Miller lost a unanimous decision to kickboxing/MMA icon Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (results here) and will now lose some valuable time in his professional career. MMAmania.com attempted to contact Miller on the suspension, but he could not be reached for comment.