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Bellator Fighter Doug Marshall Suspended For Failed Drug Test

Bellator Fighter Doug Marshall Suspended For Failed Drug Test

Bellator middleweight fighter Doug Marshall has been suspended by the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission following a failed drug test.

The MMA Report confirmed on Monday news of the suspension, along with confirmation by Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.

“Greg Sirb at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission operates one of the best commissions in the country,” Rebney said. “Doug Marshall will have to adhere to any and every penalty that the Pennsylvania Commission delivers. When competing at the highest level, fighters are expected to train and prepare for their fights according to the rules and should fully expect to be tested at every Bellator event.”

Marshall (18-7) had his four-fight win streak snapped by Alexander Shlemenko in November in a bout for the middleweight title. He earned his shot with a knockout of Brett Cooper earlier this year.

The length of the suspension, or the reason for it, was not released by Executive Director Gregory Sirb.

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