Bowles suspended 9 months, fined $5700

Thursday, August 15, 2013

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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