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Posted February 1, 2014 by Sydnie Jones in News
 
 

Eye Victory Over Kaufman at UFC 166 Changed to No Decision Due to Failed Drug Test


Update via Fox Sports:

On Monday, FOX Sports received copies of the agreed order as handed down from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation minus the actual lab results from the tests due to the Medical Practice Act and Texas state law.

According to the order handed down from Texas, Eye tested positive for cannabinoids, which are described as ‘a group of terpenophenolic compounds present in Cannabis’ also known as marijuana.

Update via Bleacher Report:

The reason for the TDLR overturning of Eye’s victory at UFC 166 is a failed drug test, but according to ‘separate sources,’ Bleacher Report says, it wasn’t PEDs but a blood thinning medication for a long-term issue Eye developed after being hit by a drunk driver years ago.

via Sherdog:

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has changed Jessica Eye’s UFC 166 victory overSarah Kaufman to a “no decision.”

TDLR official Jerri Dix on Friday emailed Sherdog.com the overturned result, though a reason was not given for the change. Sherdog.com attempted to contact the TDLR on Saturday, but neither Dix nor Assistant Program Administrator Greg Alvarez could be immediately reached for comment.

Eye edged Kaufman in a split decision at the Oct. 19 event, which took place at Houston’s Toyota Center. The show was headlined by a heavyweight title rubber match between Cain Velasquez andJunior dos Santos, with Velasquez retaining his title via fifth-round technical knockout.

Eye and Kaufman’s undercard bout was a competitive one, with each of the bantamweights scoring with meaningful offense throughout the 15-minute contest. Judges Ruben Najera and Jon Schorle scored the bout 29-28 for Eye, while judge Gino Garcia dissented with a 29-28 score for Kaufman.


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