UFC bantamweight Brian Bowles tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone following his UFC 160 loss to George Roop, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) announced through a mass email on Friday.
Bowles’ test results showed his testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio being 20:1, which is drastically higher than the 6:1 allowance in the state of Nevada.
NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer spoke with MMAjunkie.com, saying that Bowles had not applied for a therapeutic-use exemption for testosterone prior to the UFC 160 card, which took place May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Kizer added that a suspension will soon follow, according to the reporting outlet.
Bowles has made no public comment since news of his positive test was first reported.
Other fighters, such as Chael Sonnen, have been granted therapeutic-use exemptions in the past leading into their fights in the state of Nevada.
Bowles lost to Roop via second-round technical knockout on the undercard portion of UFC 160.
UFC 160′s Brian Bowles tests positive for elevated testosterone levels
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