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Joey Beltran And Rousimar Palhares Face Suspension For Failing Drug Tests

Written on January 10, 2013 by Avlya Jaie

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UFC on FX 6 fighters Beltran and Palhares both receive a nine-month suspension

Middleweight and light heavyweight have been suspended after failing their post fight drug tests for the on FX 6 event, which took place in Australia.

Palhares tested positive for high levels of testosterone while Beltran was positive for anabolic steroid, nandrolone.

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner, relayed the news via the website MMAWeekly.com and said:

“The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents,”

“Both athletes have agreed to serve a nine-month suspension retroactive to December 14. They must pass a drug test upon completion of the suspension before receiving clearance to compete again.”

Both fighters recently fought at the “” event last December 15, 2012 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland, Australia.

Beltran who earned a unanimous decision win against Igor Pokrajac in the prelim card, had his win turned into “No Contest”. While Palhares who fought in the main card, suffered a first round TKO loss to Hector Lombard, so his record still stands.

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