Two fighters failed their drug tests after the UFC 175 and the TUF 19 Finale, on the weekend of July 5 – 6.
The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that UFC middleweight Kevin Casey and light heavyweight Robert Drysdale failed drug tests following their fights at UFC 175 and The Ultimate Fighter Finale, respectively. Casey tested positive for drostanolone and Drysdale was flagged for an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio. Both fighters have been temporarily suspended from competition and informed their positive tests violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes and will support the NSAC’s determination pending a formal hearing at a later date.
Kevin Casey knocked out Bubba Bush in 61 seconds at UFC 175 and Drysdale submitted Keith Berish at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale.
They are both suspended temporarily and will attend a hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Comission for further sanctions.