UFC Announces Mike King Suspension After Failing UFC FN 46 Drug Test, Cathal Pendred Responds
By FCF Staff
Mike King won’t be able to spend his recent “Fight of the Night” bonus after all, as the UFC is reporting that the middleweight failed his post UFC FN 46 drug test.
According to a statement from the promotion, King has tested positive for the banned substance nandrolone, following his submission loss to Cathal Pendred on July 19th.
UFC middleweight Mike King tested positive for nandrolone following his bout against Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao on July 19, 2014. He was informed that his positive test violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes. He agreed to serve a 9-month suspension retroactive to the event and must pass a drug test before receiving clearance to compete again. He will forfeit his $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus.
King appeared to be en route to victory in the memorable bout, but Pendred came from behind to choke out the TUF vet in round two.
Pendred posted the following comment on Twitter, after news of the suspension surfaced:
P.E.D = Pendred Enjoying Dollars
— Cathal Pendred (@PendredMMA) August 13, 2014