After testing positive for steroids, UFC middleweight Kevin Casey has apologized to the UFC and Nevada regulators for his actions.
“I apologize to @UFC & the NSAC for my irresponsible action,” the 33-year-old fighter wrote today on Twitter. “I made a bad decision trying to cut weight. We are competing in a cleaner sport.”
Casey looked impressive at UFC 175, knocking out Bubba Bush in just over a minute, but was flagged by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the steroid drostanolone which is often used to help fighters cut weight before competition.
The positive test was Casey’s first offense. He is expected to appear before the commission later this year and faces the overturning of his win, fines, and a formal suspension. He is currently under temporary suspension pending the hearing.
In a statement released late yesterday, the UFC said it would honor the NSAC’s actions against Casey.
“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 and will support the NSAC’s determination pending a formal hearing at a later date,” the statement read.
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