Fighters in the UFC are tested on an ongoing by USADA, and are also subject to testing by the relevant state, tribal, provincial, or municipal government athletic commissions, once they sign a contract for a fight. It was via the latter process that former flyweight title challenger Tim Elliott and undefeated light heavyweight prospect Jamahal Hill reportedly tested positive for the notorious PED demon weed, at UFC on ESPN 9 on May 30, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Both Elliott and Hill are suspended temporarily; the suspension are expected to be extended on Wednesday. A full disciplinary hearing will be held at some point in future. Suspensions for the first time failure for cannabis in Nevada are typically nine months.
Two other fighters, UFC lightweight Luis Pena and UFC middleweight Marc-Andre Barriault, are also on Wednesday's agenda for temporary suspension extensions. NSAC chief assistant Jeff Mullen told Raimondi that the reason for their suspensions will be made public on Wednesday.
USADA does not appear to have honored the temporary suspensions, as Elliott beat Ryan Benoit at UFC on ESPN 13 on July 16 on Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.