Former TUF: Brazil Champion Rony Jason Fails UFC Fight Night 67 Post-Fight Drug Test

0

Former Ultimate Fighter: Brazil winner Rony Jason has tested positive in his official UFC Fight Night 67 post-fight drug test.

Jason, who submitted Damon Jackson in one round in Goiania, Brazil on May 30th, tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide, and as a result, the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) overturned his victory to a “no contest” ruling.

Additionally, Jason received a nine-month suspension and is expected to lose his $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus.

Jason spoke with MMAFighting.com shortly after the news broke, and denied taking anything illegal before or after the fight.

“I’m talking to my nutritionist and UFC doctors,” said Jason. “The only thing I used on the day of the weigh-in was vitamin C, so we’re checking if any of the medication I used for my ankle injury has something to do with it.”

LATEST NEWS

Floyd Mayweather

Freddie Roach Claims Floyd Mayweather Told Him He’d Fight Conor McGregor

The hoopla surrounding a potential boxing bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather continues. When a report surfaced of Mayweather and McGregor agreeing to terms...
Lando Vannata

Lando Vannata: ‘I’m Confident The Knockout Will Come’ Against David Teymur

Lando Vannata is just 12 days away from sharing the Octagon with David Teymur. "Groovy" will be making his third appearance in the Ultimate Fighting...
Thiago Santos

Thiago Santos Doesn’t Feel Fight With Jack Marshman Was Stopped Early

Thiago Santos certainly isn't one of those complaining of an early stoppage at last night's (Feb. 19) UFC Fight Night event in Halifax. Santos took...
Junior dos Santos

Junior dos Santos on Fabricio Werdum’s Trash Talk: ‘What is This Guy Thinking?’

Junior dos Santos doesn't know what to make of Fabricio Werdum's verbal attacks. The two former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title holders fought once...
Liam McGeary

Liam McGeary Meets Vladimir Filipovic at Bellator 173 With Chris Fields Injured

Liam McGeary has a new opponent for Bellator 173. This Friday night (Feb. 24), Bellator 173 will take place inside the SSE Arena in Belfast,...