Report: Jon Fitch Failed WSOF 16 Drug Test
By FCF Staff
Jon Fitch is the latest, big name fighter who has allegedly failed a drug test.
According to multiple reports, the California State Athletic Commission has confirmed that Fitch failed a drug test leading up to his WSOF 16 bout with Rousimar Palhares in December.
The results of Fitch’s test weren’t relayed to the CSAC until January 15th, and the results of a follow up, CIR test, didn’t come in until February 4th, according to a report from MMA Junkie.com.
WSOF 16 took place on December 13th and and Palhares won the bout via a first round, knee bar.
Although the CSAC declined to comment on why Fitch failed the test, sources have told the outlet that it indicated elevated levels of testosterone.
Fitch is expected to incur a nine month suspension and a $2,500 fine as a result of the test.
The 36 year-old, UFC vet has gone 2-3 in his last 5 bouts.