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Louis Gaudinot fails drug test for diuretic, has last win overturned

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After failing a drug test for a banned diuretic, the UFC flyweight has been suspended for six months by the organization.

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Maybe this is why the UFC was so quick to resign Phil Harris after releasing him back in April. Harris dropped a submission loss to Gaudinot back at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa and was released soon after. What was unclear at the time was that Gaudinot was using a banned diuretic during the fight, something which came up in his post fight drug test and has since led to the UFC suspending him for six months. The win for Gaudinot has since been flipped to a no contest. YourMMA.tv has the report.

The diuretic in question was apparently hydrochlorothiazide, usually used to "flush" the body of fluids. Just the thing for a fighter trying to make weight. It was initially reported that Gaudinot would be suspended 9 months for the failed test, but recent reports have come down to 6. YourMMA was able to confirm however, that the failed test was instrumental in Harris' reinstatement to the UFC as he was no longer coming off a loss. Harris is now slated to meet Neil Seery at the UFC's upcoming event in Dublin.