Robert Peralta has received a six-month suspension after testing positive for marijuana metabolites. Peralta was the only fighter suspended after all fighters were tested at UFC on FUEL TV 9.
Peralta (16-4) dropped a unanimous decision to Akira Corassani at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to the aforementioned six-month (retroactive to April 6) suspension, “Problems” will enroll in drug rehabilitation classes.
The promotion released the following statement:
“The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents,” the UFC statement said. “All fighters on the UFC Stockholm 2013 card were drug tested at the event and all fighters passed their drug tests with the exception of Robbie Peralta.”
Written by: Jesse Denis
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