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Diego Bandao Fails Drug Test For Marijuana

UFC featherweight Diego Brandao has failed his UFC 195 drug test for Marijuana. MMA Fighting were the first to revealed the news.

UFC 195 took place back on January 2nd, 2016. Brandao lost the fight to Brian Ortega via submission. The result of the fight will stand, since it was the loser who failed the drug test. The Nevada State Athletic Commission put Brandao on temporary suspension until they have a hearing with the UFC fighter.

Diego Brandao’s test results exceeded the WADA threshold limit of 180 ng/ml, as well as the NSAC limit of 150 ng/ml. With the high thresholds, chances are Brandao consumed Marijuana the week of the fight.

Diego Brandao has a UFC record of 6-4 and 20-11. His UFC 195 loss snapped a two-fight winning streak. So, it’s unlikely the UFC will look to release him. As far as potential punishment for the failed drug test, from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Brandao could get a fine and up to a two-year suspension.

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