Two UFC Fighters Suspended For Marijuana Use

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has handed out suspensions to two UFC fighters and a Contender Series athlete over marijuana use (via

There has been much controversy over testing MMA fighters for marijuana use. Many believe there is no evidence to suggest that marijuana can be used as a performance enhancer. Still, countless fighters have seen their wins overturned, and months of their careers lost due to a positive test.

That trend continues as we get closer to the end of 2020. Kevin Croom has agreed to a proposed adjudication agreement after a pre-fight screening found marijuana in his system. The sanction expires on January 26, 2021. Croom also has to pay a reduced fine of $1,800.

The other UFC fighter who has been suspended is Niko Price. He tested positive for carboxy THC. His temporary suspension has been extended. This test stems from his September 19 bout against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

Jose Flores, who competed on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, was also given a suspension. Flores’ sanction for marijuana use will expire on December 4. He must pay a reduced fine of $750.

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