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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