Jessica Eye and UFC Release Statements After Fighter’s Failed Drug Test
By FCF Staff
After the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation announced recently that Jessica Eye has had her UFC 166 win over Sarah Kaufman overturned to a no decision, the fighter and the UFC have released statements regarding the ruling.
Eye reportedly failed her post UFC 166 drug test, and as a result, has been placed under “probated suspension”. Texas officials have not disclosed what banned substance Eye tested positive for. The fighter is scheduled to fight Alexis Davis on February 22nd at UFC 170.
Here are the promotion’s and the bantamweight’s statements.
“The UFC received word of the fully probated suspension and fine issued to Jessica Eye by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The UFC intends to honor the probation, which will not force Eye to miss her scheduled bout at UFC 170.”
“I was recently alerted to the fact that I was issued a fully probated suspension and fine by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. While I intend to discuss with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation the overturning of my victory at UFC 166, I have accepted the terms of the probation and intend to compete at UFC 170 on Feb. 22. I pride myself on following the rules and representing my family, teammates, sponsors, and fans in the best light possible. I apologize for any distractions this has caused.”