UFC women's bantamweight Jessica Eye has become the first WMMA fighter in the UFC to fail a drug test. Bleacher Report's Jeremy Botter broke the news on Twitter earlier and followed up with details in an article.
Eye is hit for a $1875 fine for the drug test failure -- the banned substance has not been released -- the bout result is now a no-contest and she will serve a one year "probationary" suspension. This means that Eye will be able to fight at UFC 170 against Alexis Davis as scheduled, something Eye made sure people understood on Twitter:
I PROMISE YOU I AM NOT SUSPEND and WILL BE FIGHTING FEB 22 as scheduled !! @UFC don't believe everything you read online !— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) February 3, 2014
Mike Chiapetta clarified a little about how a suspension can not be a suspension -- the most Texas commission thing ever -- here:
Re: Jessica Eye, a "fully probated suspension" is essentially a warning. Texas' bylaws mandate a true 90-day suspension.— Mike Chiappetta MMA (@MikeChiappetta) February 3, 2014
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