Dave Herman talks Positive Drug Test that knocked him out of UFC 136Posted on September 30, 2011, 08:09 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Dave “Pee Wee” Herman was closing in on his bout against Mike Russow at UFC 136 when he received news that he had failed his pre-fight drug test and would not be able to fight. Herman told Clinch Gear Radio that his test had come back positive for marijuana, a drug he denied using.
While Herman denied using marijuana, MMAFighting.com he did tell MMAFighting.com that he often finds himself around it. "I do not smoke marijuana. I can't say I'm not around it. I live in California. Pretty much everyone out here smokes weed. Maybe I need to pick my friends a little better. I don't know."
As far as what he can and will do about the positive drug test with UFC 136 only a week away Herman said, "I don't think there's anything I can really do. Obviously, this fight's already gone. Even if I go in today and pass everything, this fight's already done. Pretty much I guess I just wait. They said I'll probably have a short suspension. From researching other guys who have tested positive, the max suspension they've ever seen is 30 days. So I guess I wait 30 days and pass a drug test and try to get another fight lined up." – for more please see MMAFighting.com
UFC 136 will take place on October 8 from the Toyota Center in Houston, TX.