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Diego Brandao suspended for positive marijuana test following UFC 195

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight Diego Brandao, 28, was suspended from active competition after testing positive (in competition) for marijuana metabolites, according to a report from MMA Fighting.

Brandao's test results exceeded the WADA limit of 180 ng/ml, as well as the NAC limit of 150 ng/ml. Nevada defines in-competition as the 12 hours before and after a fight.

Brandao (20-11) was submitted by Brian Ortega at the UFC 195 pay-per-view (PPV) event earlier this year in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is expected to appear before Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for a full hearing during the next assembly.

Let's hope "DB" has better luck than the last UFC fighter who popped for weed.

It's an unfortunate setback for the winner of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14, who rebounded from his loss to Conor McGregor to capture back-to-back technical knockout wins in 2015.

Especially when you factor in the commission's new stance on drug testing.

Stay tuned.

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