Not only did Brian Bowles drop his second consecutive bout at UFC 160 on May 25th, as he was stopped by George Roop in round two, but the bantamweight has failed his post-fight drug test.
According to an email sent out Friday afternoon by Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer, Bowles has allegedly tested positive for an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone level. The announcement states that Bowles’ T/ E ratio was greater than 20 to 1. The NSAC’s limit is 6:1.
Disciplinary action will not be determined until a hearing is held. Bowles hasn’t released a statement or commented on Twitter as of yet (Friday 5:15PM EST). All 24 fighters from the card were tested.
The defeat to Roop followed a submission loss Bowles incurred versus Urijah Faber in November, 2011. Since arriving in the UFC, the former WEC champ has gone 2-2 and has battled injuries as well.
The 32 year-old went 8-0 to begin his career and KO’d Miguel Torres in August, 2009, to become WEC champion, before he was stopped by Dominick Cruz in March, 2010.
UFC 160 was hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and featured heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez stopping “Bigfoot” Silva in the main event.
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