twitter google

UFC Fight Night 69’s Rony Jason Tests Positive For Banned Drug

ufc fight night 67

The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission has fined and suspended Rony Jason after his test from UFC Fight Night 67 came back positive for a banned substance.

According to a report by MMAFighting.com, Jason was found to have diuretic hydrochlorothiazide in his system after his victory over Damon Jackson. The result has been changed to a no-contest, with Jason receiving a nine-month suspension. He is also likely to lose the $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus the promotion provided him.

In a statement to the site, Jason denied any wrongdoing.

“I’m talking to my nutritionist and UFC doctors,” Jason said. “The only thing I used on the day of the weigh-in was vitamin C, so we’re checking if any of the medication I used for my ankle injury has something to do with it.”

All 23 of the other fighters who competed at the event were tested and the results came back clean.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC Fight Night 122: Bisping vs. Gastelum

Event Date: November 25, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale

Event Date: December 1, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2

Event Date: December 2, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 189: Carvalho vs. Sakara

Event Date: December 9, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC Fight Night 123: Swanson vs. Ortega

Event Date: December 9, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC on FOX 26: Lawler vs. dos Anjos

Event Date: December 16, 2017
Broadcast: Fox