The Nevada State Athletic Commission has announced that former WEC champ Brian Bowles has failed his post UFC 160 drug test, the only fighter of 24 who were tested, following the May 25th event. According to an email sent out by NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer, Bowles has allegedly tested positive for an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone level, which was at a ratio greater than 20 to 1. The allowable limit according to NSAC standards is 6:1.
According to a follow up report from MMA Junkie.com, the 32 year-old Bowles had not applied for a testosterone-replacement-therapy exemption heading into the event. Any fine or suspension Bowles might receive will be determined at an upcoming hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.
Bowles was stopped by George Roop in the second round at UFC 160, which marked the first time he was competing since November, 2011, when he was tapped out by Urijah Faber. Bowles scored back-to-back wins over Damacio Page and Takeya Mizugaki in 2011 to begin his run with the UFC.
The 32 year-old KO’d Miguel Torres at WEC 42 in August, 2009 to become the promotion’s champ, before he was stopped by Dominick Cruz several months later at WEC 47.
UFC 160 went down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and was headlined by heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez stopping Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.
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