UFC rookie Brian Ortega has tested positive for the anabolic steroid drostanolone following his UFC on FOX 12 win over Mike de la Torre last month.
Sourcing from Sherdog.com, MMAFighting reports that Ortega has been suspended for nine months and fined $2500. The former RFA featherweight champion’s first-round submission win over de la Torre has been changed to a no contest. Ortega has 30 days to appeal.
The same report states that Ortega, a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt, was the only fighter on the card to fail his pre-fight urine test, which was administered by a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited lab in California.
Last month, Kevin Casey also tested positive for drostanolone.
Tags: Mixed Martial Arts