Dave Herman Off UFC 136 Card, Cites Failed Drug Test
By FCF Staff
UFC heavyweight Dave “Peewee” Herman has reported that a failed drug test is the reason why he’s been removed from the promotion’s upcoming October 8th event in Houston, Texas. The UFC announced Wednesday that Herman would no longer fight Mike Russow on the card, and more recently, Herman informed Clinch Gear Radio, that according to the 26 year-old-fighter he’s tested positive for marijuana.
Herman proceeded to deny using marijuana, stating “I don’t even smoke” and added that he hasn’t “even had a beer in two months.”
Outlining the events that surrounded his pre-fight testing, Herman alleges that Texas officials claimed they had lost his first sample, and as a result, he submitted another. According to Herman, he was then informed that the original sample was never lost, and that it had been to test for drugs of abuse, and that the second sample was for performance enhancing substances.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation could not be immediately reached for comment.
Herman (21-2) is coming off a successful UFC debut in June, when he stopped Jon Olav Einemo in the second round to extend his winning streak to three.
The Team Quest fighter’s last defeat took place in May, 2010, when he was disqualified for utilizing illegal knees in his Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship bout with Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou.