Three Fighters Fail For Weed At UFC Houston

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Three fighters have tested positive for marijuana following UFC and are now facing sanctions from the state of Texas, but curiously not USADA.

Curtis Blaydes, Niko Price, and Abel Trujillo all tested positive for marijuana during in-competition screenings for their respective fights in Houston last weekend. All three have been fined $1,000 and suspended for 90 days by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, according to MMAFighting.com.

Both Blaydes and Price picked up wins at UFC Fight Night 104, with Blaydes defeating Adam Milstead via TKO due to a leg injury, while Price knocked out Alex Morono at the end of the second round. Both Blaydes and Price’s victories have now been overturned to no contests following the failed tests, as reported by MiketheTruth.com.

Trujillo lost to James Vick by third round submission.

According to a USADA spokesman, USADA only suspends fighters for marijuana if they test higher than 150 ng/ml of the substance’s metabolites, which comes from the World Anti-Doping Agency Code. As of Friday, it remains unclear what levels each fighter tested  positive for in their system.

Greg Alvarez, the director of Texas Combative Sports, declined to comment on the matter.

None of the three fighters who tested positive for marijuana have commented either as of Friday.

The no contests put Blaydes at 1-1 (1) and Price at 1-0 (1) for their respective UFC records.

  • Jess Fenchley

    So, three nameless unknown fighters tested positive for weed? And?

    • McGraw

      Abel Trujillo isn’t an unknown.

      • aFriendlyAgenda

        I’ve heard of Blaydes, just becasue its a cool name
        I dont know who he is other then that

        • McGraw

          Trujillo is the most well known out of the three and had exciting fights with Khabib, Ferguson, Tibau and Varner.

  • aFriendlyAgenda

    A lot of hipster kids say that they need to just stop testing for weed,
    but why dont you just stop smoking it when you’ve got a fight coming up

    I’m assuming these were close to fight night drug screens if the results just came back
    Weed isn’t like beer, it stays in your system for like 30 days

    Cant you just stop smoking weed for 30 days?
    Do you need the pot THAT bad?