Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) isn't the only mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion dealing with failed drug tests.
MMA Junkie is reporting that Jon Fitch failed a pre-fight drug test prior to his welterweight title fight against Rousimar Palhares at World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 16, which went down on Dec. 13, 2014 in Sacramento, California.
Fitch ultimately lost the bout in the very first round after the former UFC contender became the latest victim to "Toquinho's" trademark knee bar submission (video here).
According to the report, the California Athletic Commission (CSAC) declined to reveal what substance provided the "adverse result," but sources speaking on anonymity revealed to MMA Junkie that the root of the problem is elevated testosterone levels.
The CSAC, which oversaw the Dec. 13 event at McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, Calif., performed a CIR test on Fitch's urine sample and confirmed the result. The commission declined to name the substance for which he was flagged. However, multiple sources close to the fighter indicated the test found elevated levels of testosterone.= The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss such matters publicly.
If true, Jon's past comments are now coming back to haunt him, as he was quick to bash the ever-controversial testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) -- which is now banned -- calling it a "joke" of a therapy to aid past steroid users.
Fitch now faces a monetary fine and nine-month suspension.
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