Johnson may face disciplinary action in California after the
heavyweight’s post-fight drug test at UFC
157 revealed elevated testosterone levels.
Sherdog.com verified the finding Tuesday with California State
Athletic Commission Executive Director Andy Foster,
who confirmed that Johnson’s sample also failed a carbon isotope
test. The remainder of the UFC 157 drug tests administered by the
CSAC came back clean. MMAJunkie.com first reported Johnson’s
failed test on Tuesday evening.
UFC 157 took place Feb. 23 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., and
Rousey submit Liz
Carmouche to retain her women’s bantamweight title in the
evening’s main event. The show’s main card aired live on
pay-per-view, while the undercard -- including Johnson’s unanimous
decision defeat to Brendan
Schaub -- was broadcast on FX.
Johnson proved unable to stop Schaub’s continual takedown attack,
and the hard-punching Strikeforce veteran found himself grounded
for the majority of the 15-minute affair. The setback marked the
second-straight defeat for the 35-year-old, who submitted to a
Struve armbar last May at UFC 146. Prior to that loss, “Big”
kicked off his Octagon career with a pair of victories last year,
knocking out Joey
Beltran and Pat Barry.