Carlos Felipe, Zviad Lazishvili Suspended by Nevada Commission for Failed Drug Tests
The Nevada State Sports Committee on Tuesday sanctioned UFC fighters Carlos Felipe and Zviad Lazisvili for failing drug tests in connection with their respective fights.
Felipe tested positive for the anabolic agent Boldenone and its metabolites in connection with a unanimous defeat by Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night 195 on 16 October. As a result, he was fined 15% of his $ 28,000 wallet, which amounts to $ 4,200 – – as well as $ 489 in lawyer fees. Felipe also received an 18-month suspension, meaning he is entitled to return on April 16, 2023.
Felipe’s lawyer told MMAFighting.com that the heavyweight refused to use the banned substance, but agreed to the sanctions because he did not want to pay more than $ 10,000 for defense fees and additional tests.
Lazishvili, meanwhile, has been suspended for nine months after testing positive for the octagon blocker clomiphene in connection with his Octagon debut against Jonathan Martinez at UFC Fight Night 196 on October 23. Wallet, 8000 ($ 1,800) and you also have to pay $ 326 in legal fees.
The suspension is retroactive to Lazishvili’s positive test, so the Legacy Fighting Alliance veteran will be able to return to action on July 24.