Four fighters who appeared on Bellator 127 in Temecula, California tested positive for banned substances.
Keith Berry, Rob Emerson, Fernando Gonzalez, and Nick Moghaddam failed their California State Athletic Commission failed drug tests after the event.
According to MMAFighting.com, Berry and Moghaddam both tested for marijuana metabolites and elevated ratios of testosterone-to-epitestosterone. Emerson tested positive for the prescription drug Modafinil. Gonzalez tested positive for marijuana.
Gonzalez and Berry both won their Bellator 127 fights, over Karo Parisyan and Joe Pacheco, respectively. Their bouts could be overturned to no-contests.
Today, Bellator CEO Scott Coker released a statement about the unfortunate news.
“I want to make it very clear that under new management, Bellator simply will not stand for performance-enhancing drugs inside our cage,” Coker said. “We fully support the California State Athletic Commission in their process, and stand by any disciplinary action handed out by Commissioner Andy Foster and CSAC.”
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