Gaudinot was suspended for six months after testing positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight Louis Gaudinot failed his post-fight drug test following the "Gustafsson vs. Manuwa" Fight Pass mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place back on March 8, 2014, inside the O2 Arena in London, England.
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The promotion suspended "Goodnight" for six months and overturned his win over Phil Harris to a no contest; however, the No. 12-ranked flyweight insists he did nothing different for his overseas fight that he hasn't already done stateside, which has never returned a positive drug test result.
From his official release:
"I have great respect for the UFC the sport of MMA, and my opponent. I would never do anything to disrespect any of them. I would also never do anything to tarnish my name, my teammates, and family. While I deny any wrongdoing, I will respect the decision of the UFC and look forward to getting back in the cage in pursuit of the UFC flyweight championship. I thank my family, teammates and fans for their support."
While a "surprised" Gaudinot denied any intentional violation, he did not deny taking a diuretic.
In any event, he'll be eligible to compete again in September, as the suspension is retroactive to his last fight. Gaudinot (6-3) now stands at just 1-2 (1 NC) following his stint on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 and likely needs an impressive performance his next time out to stay in the promotion's good graces.
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