Montano fails UFC 188 drug test, suspended one year

Friday, July 17, 2015

Today the UFC revealed that Augusto Montano failed his post-fight drug test at UFC 188 in Mexico City and would be suspended for one year:

Following his bout at UFC 188 in Mexico City on June 13, UFC welterweight Augusto “Dodger” Montano tested positive for exogenous origin of testosterone metabolites. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes. As a result of the positive test, Montano has accepted a one-year suspension, effective from the date of the bout, for violating the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC.

As there is no regulatory body in Mexico, the UFC functions in that role for itself and ensures fighters still submit to medical testing prior to the bouts and subject them to drug testing.