As reported earlier, Mike King who lost to Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night 46 by Rear Naked Choke failed his post-fight drug test. King will have to serve a 9-month suspension and will forfeit his $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus.
After news broke of his suspension, King was informed by the UFC that he had been released as well. King said the following to MMAFighting.com:
“The consequences for my conduct are truly significant. The life changing $50,000 Fight of The Night bonus I was awarded has been taken away, I have been informed that my UFC promotional agreement is being terminated, I have been placed on a nine month suspension, and I have publicly humiliated myself. I accept full responsibility for my actions and decisions and make no excuses.”