Two UFC fighters have been Suspended Following Positive Ostarine Test Results

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The provisional sanctions handed down to Kyler Phillips and Darrius Flowers by the NSAC have been extended.

During Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) decided to extend the temporary suspensions of two UFC competitors.

In the lightweight battle that was supposed to take place at UFC Vegas 70 between Darrius Flowers and Erick Gonzalez, Flowers had to pull out of the fight in the middle of February. According to reports at the time, Flowers was not on the card for reasons that are currently unknown.

The deputy attorney general reported at Tuesday’s NSAC meeting that Flowers had consented to a urinalysis and the results showed the existence of ostarine, which has been referred to as an “other anabolic agent” forbidden under the most recent WADA list. The results were validated by analyzing a second sample from the same respondent group. Respondent’s license was temporarily revoked by (Jeffrey) Mullen, the executive director on the 27th of February, 2023, and it is recommended that this revocation be maintained awaiting the outcome of the official disciplinary action.

On the program for UFC Vegas 70, Flowers was scheduled to make his debut in the UFC. As part of a Contender Series Starring Dana White event in August 2022, he defeated Amiran Gogoladze via first-round technical knockout to earn a contract with the UFC.

Kyler Phillips was the other combatant whose NSAC suspension was lengthened after an appeal was submitted.

In March, the bout between Phillips and Raphael Assuncao was scheduled to take place within the confines of the UC Vegas 71 program. Back in February, Phillips was removed from the card due to reasons that were not made public, and Davey Grant was selected to take his place.

Becker claims the respondent responded to a urinalysis, which revealed the inclusion of ostarine, to mention once more, another anabolic agent on the most recent WADA list. The results were verified once more through testing on the respondent’s B sample. With these findings in mind. Executive Director Mullen issued a temporary revocation of Respondent’s license effective March 1, 2023, and it is requested that this revocation be maintained pending the determination of the disciplinary procedure.

Phillips’s most recent bout took place in February 2022 at UFC 271, when he won by submission over Marcel Rojo in the third round. Since February 2020, Phillips has been an employee of the UFC.

Both fighters’ suspensions were extended after a vote by the commission, which also complaints were made known to Flowers and Phillips regarding the conduct standards that were lodged against them. Throughout the next couple of months, the NSAC will most likely look at making a final judgment on both of the pending cases.

At this point, neither Flowers nor Phillips have provided an explanation or made a public statement regarding their suspensions.

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