Hardy’s Inhaler Banned At UFC Moscow
The controversial inhaler used by Greg Hardy at last month’s UFC event in Boston will not have the same effect on November 9th in Russia.
Hardy, who used an illegal inhaler between the second and third round of his fight against Ben Sosoli, had his win overturned by the Massachusettes State Athletic Commission, even though Hardy asked a commission official if he could use it prior to doing so.
With the event taking place in Moscow, the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s rules will be the law of the land on November 9th, which UFC Vice President Jeff Novitzky confirmed this week to MMA Fighting.
“No, he wouldn’t be allowed to use it,” said Novitzky. “It’s not an anti-doping [situation]. It’s a commission rule. I think it would be okay and most commissions would be okay if you took a puff in the back before you walked out, but I don’t think any commission allows any substances other than bottled water inside [the cage].”
Hardy will now step into the Octagon on Saturday against Alexander Volkov replacing Junior dos Santos in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Russia.
Report: MMA Fighting