TJ Dillashaw suspended for one year by the NYSAC (New York State Athletic Commission) over failing a recent drug test.
The former UFC bantamweight champion first broke the news of an adverse finding in the test on Wednesday morning in a post on his Instagram account.
The plot thickness as ESPN’s Ariel Helwani was the first to report that Dillashaw will be suspended by the commission for one year and fined $10,000. The suspension is retroactive to Jan. 19. This is when the test was taken after his most recent bout inside of the Octagon.
Henry Cejudo finished Dillashaw to successfully retain the UFC flyweight title in the headliner of UFC on ESPN+ 1 on this date at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Helwani wrote the following:
“TJ Dillashaw has been suspended for a year by the NYSAC, according to sources. A formal announcement is expected to be made this AM. Unclear at this time if he will be suspended longer by USADA but this is a NYSAC and USADA issue. Also unclear what he failed for. Developing.”
The UFC, USADA, and likely the NYSAC will be issuing a statement shortly.