Bowles suspended 9 months, fined $5700


Brian Bowles tested postive for an eleveted  testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio following his bout at UFC 160 and today the NSAC issued his penalty:

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today suspended UFC bantamweight Brian Bowles for nine months and fined him 30 percent of his UFC 160 purse for an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio.

Bowles, who lost to George Roop via second-round TKO, is suspended retroactively to the event and forfeits $5,700 of his $19,000 purse to the commission.

Unexpectedly, Bowles was present at the hearing and said he had no idea why he failed his test, according to ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto, who attended Bowles' hearing today in Las Vegas.

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BshMstr site profile image  

8/16/13 12:45 PM by BshMstr

yeah, that would be the right thing to do... unless they already did it, maybe? i dunno.... that fight was from back in May, i thought...according to the articles i read, they're still using the 6:1 ratio, and Bowles was actually higher than 20:1.....

Tat2tillidie site profile image  

8/16/13 12:34 PM by Tat2tillidie

maybe they should send out the sample for a second more efficient test if they are going to be taking his money and work privileges away ...

bearockbrobama site profile image  

8/16/13 11:56 AM by bearockbrobama

Copied from MMAJUNKIE and looks like they're predicting Rinaldi to lose.

UGCTT_iPray2bLaidByWeidman site profile image  

8/16/13 8:41 AM by UGCTT_iPray2bLaidByWeidman

Very very unlikely for a top level athlete.

UGCTT_iPray2bLaidByWeidman site profile image  

8/16/13 8:40 AM by UGCTT_iPray2bLaidByWeidman

Of course. I was just trying to explain that it would be almost impossible to fail a t/e ratio wothout the presence of sythetic testosterone. Bowles topped Sonnen's 17:1....impressive!

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8/16/13 5:40 AM by 12SixElbow

 In a typical male, this ratio rarely goes over 4 parts testosterone to 1 part epitestosterone.  Therefore, if an athlete were to inject exogenous testosterone into the body, testosterone levels would increase, but epitestosterone would not.  This would dramatically changes the T:E ratio. According to WADA if the ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone is greater than 4:1 (changed from 6:1 previously) it's considered evidence of possible doping and leads to further tests ... the key word is "further testing"  This means it's not finalized. . .  a Carbon-Isotope Ratio test  or CI test is usually performed at this point.  (This is  how Tour de France Champion Floyd Landis was caught.) WADA's Code advices two different practices to determine if the increased T:E ratio is due to a physiological or pathological condition or to administration of exogenous hormones ... However, there are documented cases of non-doping athletes with T:E ratios greater than 6:1 ... In that case additional testing is required to determine the etiology of the elevated ratio. Unfortunatly for Mr. Bowles, the test was off and that = popped, as the NSAC does not follow WADA guidelines.  

Diazed And Confused site profile image  

8/16/13 5:25 AM by Diazed And Confused

Could be his Test level is normal, and his E level is fucking low.Hate T/E, far too subjective.

JoeMimic site profile image  

8/16/13 5:12 AM by JoeMimic

I'm surprised they didn't cut him.

Devlin site profile image  

8/16/13 5:10 AM by Devlin

This, its test ratio, 2 guys could inject the same amount of synthetic test and have wildly different ratios based on there epi levela.

Caught_clean site profile image  

8/16/13 2:17 AM by Caught_clean

As others have said, 20:1 doesnt mean anything other then he obviously had synthetic test in his system, not the amount. A ex football player tested in the 80:1 range or some shit in the past for a fight.