In one of their weirder drug test failure stories lately, it appears that Yancy Medeiros' big KO win over Yves Edwards in November is now a No Contest. In addition to that, Medeiros' suspension for that failure is already over. MMA Junkie has it:
UFC officials confirmed with MMAjunkie that Medeiros (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) tested positive for marijuana metabolites and was suspended 90 days retroactive to the day of his Nov. 6 bout with Yves Edwards (42-20-1 MMA, 10-8 UFC).
"UFC lightweight Yancy Medeiros tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout against Yves Edwards at UFC Fight for the Troops 3," the organization's statement read. "He was informed that his positive test violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC.
"He agreed to and served a 90-day suspension retroactive to the event, and must pass a drug test before receiving clearance to compete again."
Nothing strange about that so far, right? Just your common weed suspension. Well, the odd part is that this DID come out well before now. Pro MMA Now reported on Medeiros' suspension not long after the event, they just couldn't confirm what Medeiros had popped for:
The Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority has confirmed that UFC Fight Night 31′s Yancy Medeiros has been suspended indefinitely. Medeiros defeated Yves Edwards in an undercard bout at Ft. Campbell last week. The win was Medeiros’ first with the UFC. He lost at UFC 159 after suffering an injury during the bout with Rustam Khabilov.
The reason for the suspension was not disclosed but we have learned that he will need to appear before the KBWA in Frankfort, Kentucky before a decision on his license can be made.
Either way, the end result was Medeiros getting a short suspension and being eligible to fight again already (pending another drug test). It remains to be seen who he'll fight next, but the NC is a break for Edwards who has lost his last three bouts in the octagon until all this went down.
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