Bagautinov's pre-fight drug test raised red flags. | Photo: Dave
Bagautinov has allegedly tested positive for erythropoietin
(EPO) in a June 2 out-of-competition test prior to his flyweight
title fight at
UFC 174 against Demetrious
The British Columbia Athletic Commission released its post-fight
drug test results following UFC 174 on Thursday and of eight
competitors, none tested positive for any banned substances.
Bagautinov’s test came prior to the pay-per-view event and his
results were not made available due to what a press release labeled
“lab processing times.”
The commission has taken action against “Puncher” in the form of
revoking his license from fighting in British Columbia, Canada, for
one calendar year.
Prior to his decision loss against Johnson, Bagautinov had won 11
straight contests, including his first two under the Zuffa banner,
decision victories against Tim Elliott
at UFC 167 and John
Lineker at UFC 169.
As of publication time, the
Ultimate Fighting Championship has yet to address the positive