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NSAC suspends Kevin Casey 12 months after failing UFC 175 post-fight drug test

Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) was handing out fines and suspension like candy yesterday (Tues., Sept. 23, 2014) in "Sin City."

Esther Lin, MMA fighting

While UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, No. 1 contender Daniel Cormier, Wanderlei Silva, and even Floyd Mayweather Jr. were the "stars" of yesterday's (Sept. 23, 2014) hearings in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) had plenty of other business to take care of with its jam-packed agenda.

That included suspending UFC middleweight Kevin Casey for a period of 12 months for failing his post-fight drug test shortly after defeating Bubba Bush at UFC 175 on July 5, 2014. On top of that, Casey was docked 35-percent of his earnings, which came out to a total of $5,600, according to Shaun Al-Shatti.

Furthermore, "King's" win over Bush was overturned to a No Contest (NC), leaving the former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 17 contestant winless inside the Octagon.

Casey -- who was already on a temporary suspension -- didn't earn an immediate chance to compete inside the Octagon after losing his two fights on TUF. Instead, he went on to amass an 8-3 record on the regional circuit, and even managed to win RFA's middleweight title earlier this year prior to getting called up to the big leagues.

But his impressive first-round destruction of Bush was all for naught and his UFC career may be hanging in the balance if ZUFFA decides to take further action.

Also, Robert Drysdale, who was busted for elevated testosterone levels after his win at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale on July 5, 2014, will have his day in front of the NSAC at a later date.

Interestingly enough, the aforementioned Silva, who ducked and dodged his way out of a contest to avoid pissing hot, was banned from fighting in Nevada for life by the NSAC and was levied a fined of $70,000, despite the fact that "The Axe Murderer" has since retired.

So basically, running from a drug test, from NSAC's standpoint, is worse than taking one and failing it.

In a separate case, Jon Jones was fined $50,000 (10-percent of his upcoming fight purse) and sentenced to serve 40  hours of community service (details) for his part in the Daniel Cormier brawl (video).

As for "DC," he was hit with a $9,000 fine and will have to give out 20 hours of his time for community service in the comfort of his own home town, San Jose, California.

The NSAC don't play no games, son!

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