Bellator fighter Doug Marshall reportedly failed a post-fight drug test after his KO loss to Alexander Shlemenko last month.
TheMMAReport.com states that Marshall tested positive for an undisclosed banned substance, and has subsequently been suspended by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commision. MMAjunkie adds that Marshall will be out until February 7, and will be required to pay a fine and retake the test before he is allowed to compete again.
“Greg Sirb at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission operates one of the best commissions in the country,” Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney wrote in a statement. “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 won the Bellator Season 8 middleweight tournament to earn his title shot against Alexander Shlemenko. The two fought at Bellator 109, with Marshall falling to a body punch in the first round.
He is currently 18-7 in his MMA career, and is a former WEC champion.