Kurt Holobaugh’s reported UFC contract offer could be on hold.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has filed a disciplinary complaint against the featherweight, alleging he used an illegal IV following the weigh-ins for “Dana White’s Contender Series 1” in July.
Holobaugh (18-4) now faces a suspension ranging from nine months to two years. He also faces a fine and the overturning of his first-round knockout win over Matt Bessette (22-8). His case goes before the NSAC during its Tuesday meeting in Las Vegas.
The possible punishment won’t go uncontested. Holobaugh’s manager, Brian Butler, disputed the commission’s findings and said the fighter will comment soon.
According to NSAC Management Analyst Nyra Phillips, Holobaugh allegedly received an intravenous injection of more than 50 milliliters “per six hour period” after the event’s July 10 weigh-ins. The injection wasn’t part of a hospital procedure or surgical procedure, and Holobaugh didn’t notify the commission or receive a therapeutic-use exemption, she added.
“We have allowances for when you can have (an IV), and this did not fit into any of those allowances,” she told MMAjunkie. “When it’s more than 50 milliliters per six-hour period, it becomes a prohibited method per the (World Anti-Doping Agency) list.”
The NSAC overhauled its drug testing program in 2015, implementing harsher punishments for anti-doping offenses and repeat offenders. A new schedule of potential punishments went into effect in September 2016.
At the time of his knockout, Holobaugh reportedly was offered a UFC contract. It was his fourth straight win.
For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.view original article >>
California’s athletic commission isn’t done doing its part to try and combat severe weight-cutting in MMA. read news >>
Floyd Mayweather seems to think he could make a billion dollars fighting in the UFC and apparently he's already spoken to Dana White about it. That's the word from UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, wh read news >>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. could bring his unique talents to the world of mixed martial arts. Per ESPN's Brett Okamoto, UFC President Dana White said the MMA promotion is talking to Mayweather about a deal read news >>
UFC president Dana White confirms that Floyd Mayweather is in serious talks about a potentially billion-dollar UFC deal. read news >>
Floyd Mayweather’s recent tease of a UFC contract isn’t hot air after all.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
So Dana White wants to get Nate Diaz back in the Octagon? All he needs is a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T. read news >>
Conor McGregor wishes he could get his hands on Floyd Mayweather inside the octagon.Filed under: Blue Corner, News, UFC read news >>
Oluwale Bamgbose is no longer part of the UFC roster, and he’s not concerned about burning bridges on his way out the door.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Dana White isn't sure GSP will ever fight again but if he does, he's not getting Conor McGregor read news >>
Middleweight fighter Oluwale Bamgbose let loose a torrent of F-Bombs on the UFC, Dana White, and fans on Wednesday upon announcing his UFC exit. read news >>