UFC Bantamweight flagged by USADA

January 1, 2018

Bantamweight Carls John de Tomas was notified by USADA that he failed a drug test and may be subject to discipline under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.  The test was a result of his participation at UFC Fight Night Fresno where a test after weigh-ins yielded the failed test.

Via UFC web site:

Although de Tomas is no longer under contract with UFC, USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case, as it relates to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed the day before de Tomas’ bout at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Ortega in Fresno, CA. Accordingly, USADA will work to ensure that the CSAC has the necessary information to determine its proper judgment of de Tomas’ potential anti-doping violation.

Payout Perspective:

de Tomas lost both of his fights in the UFC and missed weight in his company debut.  So, it’s no surprise that he is no longer under contract with the company.  His last reported payout was $10,000 which does not bode well for any kind of appeal if he so chooses to dispute the test results.

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