Bellator's Artoff tests positive for marijuana

 

Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs is a significant problem in mixed martial arts. Use of marijuana is not widely considered to be a major problem, and the Association of Boxing Commissions is taking steps to reflect society's growing acceptance of the recreational use of it. However, there are still laws on the books against it, and Bellator 96 appears to have produced the tournament-based promotion's first positive drug test.

A source close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com that preliminary-card fighter Steven Artoff was flagged for marijuana, and is due next month at a hearing held by the tribal commission that oversaw the event.

Carolyn Daniels of the Chickasaw Nation's Office of the Gaming Commissioner said fighters who test positive for banned substances can be fined and/or suspended by the Gaming Commissioner's office.

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YouCantHandleMyRiddum site profile image  

7/17/13 10:19 PM by YouCantHandleMyRiddum

Double.

grkblood site profile image  

7/17/13 8:56 PM by grkblood

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7/17/13 7:51 AM by grkblood

What about the other 12 Cindy? http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/438004/Henderson-denied-exemption-for-TRT-at-UFC-161/

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7/11/13 5:28 AM by Thacommish

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7/11/13 4:38 AM by CindyO

  There have been a few recent changes to the UFCs drug policy. Perhaps grkblood, in his infinite wisdom, can get to the bottom of this and report about it. That is what you do, isn't it? So go get us the real story and if the UFC is reporting incorrect info you should out them and claim alllll the glory for yourself:)   And JustTheTip, I responded to your question about who pays for it on the other thread but I'll share the links on this one as well: Where is the source they pay for these drug tests and not the AC's (which you claimed on another thread today)? You can go state by state but here's Nevada's: http://boxing.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/boxingnvgov/content/Licensing/EXPECTATIONS1.pdf DRUG AND STEROID TESTING Every event will have fight-night drug and steroid testing of contestants. It is the responsibility of the promoter to pay for those costs. The total cost of the testing depends on the total number of bouts, and the total number of title bouts, if any. The overall cost to the promoter usually runs between $1,000 and $2,000.   And from Louisiana's commissioner: http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc/2012/3/30/2911952/peds-in-mma-the-trouble-with-testing "The fact is, there are still situations in which the UFC works hand-in-hand with state regulators to enforce drug testing, mostly by footing the bill. Alvin Topham, who chairs the Louisiana Boxing and Wrestling Commission, detailed that process during an interview with MMA Fighting. When the UFC comes to the state, as they did last September, they insist upon drug testing. The commission will administer the tests, select a laboratory to process them, and pay the initial bill. They will also be the first to receive the results, which they will eventually pass along to the UFC. The promotion later reimburses them for the cost."   Cindy

grkblood site profile image  

7/10/13 8:15 PM by grkblood

I figured that was the case but wanted to hear the response from her.

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

7/10/13 6:33 PM by ChaosOverkill

and it's for Pot.   Oh wait CBS does NFL Football now it makes sense

THERE WAS A GLITCH IN THE MATRiX site profile image  

7/10/13 6:27 PM by THERE WAS A GLITCH IN THE MATRiX

he should be suspended, castrated, starved and then hung in the streets in front of the public. Havent you guys heard about all the bad things marijuana causes. it should be right up there with child molestation.

willienugget site profile image  

7/10/13 4:55 PM by willienugget

They don't always. Just Ms Ortiz doing her thing. Only six fighters were tested at UFC 158.