O’Malley Suspended Six Months By Nevada Commission
One of the more popular young fighters may not be on the sidelines for long, as Sean O’Malley has been given a reduced suspension on Wednesday.
O’Malley stood before the Nevada Athletic Commission regarding a failed USADA test earlier this fall prior to UFC 229, and was handed a six month suspension retroactive to October 6th, the night O’Malley was set to fight. The NAC would agree that O’Malley had taken “responsibility for the adverse analytical findings” by USADA. O’Malley was also ordered to pay $472.42 in legal fees.
O’Malley will be eligible to compete again on March 6, 2019; however, may still earn a two year suspension from USADA.
The Tuesday Night Contender Series Veteran was the one who announced his test failure, following recent policy changes by the UFC’s drug testing partner that would shield fighters identities until the conclusion of their adjudication process.
O’Malley would tell ESPN he tested positive for a low dose of the performance enhancing drug, ostarine believing it entered his system via a tainted supplement.
Initial Report: MMA Fighting