Two UFC fighters had their non permanent suspensions prolonged by the Nevada State Athletic Fee (NSAC) throughout Tuesday’s month-to-month assembly.
Darrius Flowers was scheduled to face Erick Gonzalez in a light-weight bout at UFC Vegas 70, however he was pulled from that combat in mid-February. Reviews on the time indicated Flowers was off the cardboard for unknown causes.
Throughout Tuesday’s NSAC assembly, Deputy Legal professional Basic Joel Becker mentioned Flowers “submitted to a urinalysis, the outcomes of which mirrored the presence of ostarine, a quote, different anabolic agent, banned below the most recent WADA record. The testing of respondent’s B pattern confirmed the outcomes… Government director (Jeffrey) Mullen briefly suspended respondent’s license on February twenty seventh, 2023, and it’s now being requested that this suspension be continued pending decision of the formal disciplinary motion.”
Flowers was to make his UFC debut on the UFC Vegas 70 card. He scored a Rd 1 TKO win over Amiran Gogoladze on a Dana White Contender Collection card in August 2022 to earn his UFC contract.
The opposite fighter who had his NSAC suspension prolonged was Kyler Phillips.
Phillips was slated to face Raphael Assuncao on the UC Vegas 71 combat card in March. Phillips was pulled from the cardboard for undisclosed causes as effectively, again in February, and changed by Davey Grant.
In accordance with Becker, “respondent submitted to a urinalysis, the results of which mirrored the presence of ostarine, once more, a quote, different anabolic agent below the most recent WADA record. Testing of respondent’s B pattern once more confirmed the outcomes. Based mostly on these outcomes. govt director Mullen briefly suspended respondent’s license on March 1st, 2023, and is now being requested that this suspension be continued pending decision of the type of disciplinary motion.”
Phillips final fought in February 2022, defeating Marcel Rojo through third-round submission at UFC 271. Phillips has been with the UFC since February 2020.
The fee voted to increase the suspensions of each fighters and knowledgeable Flowers and Phillips of the disciplinary complaints in opposition to them. The NSAC will seemingly look to make a closing ruling on each instances within the subsequent few months.
Neither Phillips nor Flowers have made a public assertion about their suspensions right now.