23 Aug UFC Newcomer Brian Ortega Fails Drug Test
Former RFA featherweight champion and UFC newbie Brian Ortega has tested positive for the anabolic steroid drostanolone following his UFC on FOX 12 first-round submission win over Mike de la Torre according to a report on Sherdog.com.
Ortega, a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt, will now be suspended for nine months, fined $2,500 and his win over de la Torre has been changed to a no contest.
The same report states that the 23-year old Ortega was the only fighter of the 24 fighters one the card to fail his pre-fight urine test, which was administered by a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
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