The Nevada Athletic Commission Thursday suspended Brian Bowles for nine months following his failed drug test this past May at UFC 160.

In addition to his suspension, Bowles was also fined 30 percent of his $19,000 purse, which amounted to $5,700. UFC 160 took place May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and saw Bowles suffer a technical knockout loss at the hands of fellow World Extreme Cagefighting alum George Roop.

Bowles’ post-fight drug test was flagged by NAC officials for an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio. Bowles produced a T/E ratio greater than 20-to-1, more than three times Nevada’s allowable limit of 6-to-1.

A former WEC bantamweight champion, Bowles has lost back-to-back fights, bringing his UFC record to an even 2-2. Prior to his loss to Roop, the oft-injured 135-pound standout last competed in November 2011, when he was choked out by Urijah Faber at UFC 139.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Jon Jones hearing with Nevada Commission delayed until at least November

  • 22 days ago

Jon Jones is still suspended pending a full hearing with the Nevada Commission read news >>

Jon Jones Doping Violation Hearing Postponed |

  • 22 days ago

Jon Jones' anti-doping case will not go before the Nevada Athletic Commission on Oct. 10 as planned. read news >>

Conor McGregor Nevada Athletic Commission Hearing - Live Stream at Noon ET |

  • 17 days ago

Tune in for Monday's Nevada Athletic Commission meeting that features Conor McGregor's disciplinary hearing over the bottle-throwing melee with Nate Diaz. read news >>

Conor McGregor Levied Substantial Penalties for Bottle-Throwing Melee |

  • 17 days ago

Conor McGregor received his punishment from the Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday for his part in a bottle-throwing melee with Nate Diaz. read news >>

Nevada commission hits UFC champ Conor McGregor with $150,000 bottle-throwing fine

  • 17 days ago

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today voted unanimously to fine UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor five percent of his UFC 202 disclosed pay, or $150,000 of his $3 million “show purse.” F read news >>

Twitter reacts to Conor McGregor's fine, punishment for bottle-throwing incident

  • 17 days ago

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has again created headlines due to a fighter punishment. UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor was hit with an $150,000 fine and 50 hours of community service read news >>

Conor McGregor Doesn't 'Ever Want to Fight in Nevada Again. Ever!' |

  • 15 days ago

Conor McGregor doesn't ever want to fight in Nevada again after being fined $150,000 by the Nevada Athletic Commission. read news >>

Conor McGregor doesn't want to fight in Nevada again

  • 15 days ago

After being fined $150,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Conor McGregor never wants to fight in Nevada again.The sport of MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and as of la read news >>

Conor McGregor Not-So-Humbled by Nevada's Bottle-Throwing Punishment |

  • 17 days ago

After the Nevada Athletic Commission dropped the hammer on Conor McGregor, it appears the punishment has done little to humble the brash Irish fighter. read news >>

NSAC commision head: Conor McGregor only fined $75,000, not initial report of $150,000

  • 11 days ago

According to Nevada Athletic Commission executive director, the reported $150,000 fine handed down to Conor McGregor has been misinterpretedIt seems that Conor McGregor won't be handing over$150 read news >>