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Jessica Eye Placed on Probation, UFC 166 Victory Overturned After Reportedly Failing Her Drug Test


UFC bantamweight Jessica Eye has been suspended after testing positive for a banned substance following her UFC 166 victory over Sarah Kaufman.

Initially, it had been reported that her bout with Sarah Kaufman from UFC 166 had been changed to a No Decision with no reason given.

Eye, who was scheduled to fight Alexis Davis at next month’s UFC 170, was placed on probation and fined $1,875. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation came to its decision after reviewing Eye’s pre-fight drug test, which was found to have a blood-thinning medication she regularly uses. An announcement was not made as to why the TDLR released its findings nearly three months after the fight.

Following the decision to overturn her victory into a no-decision, Eye took to Twitter and refuted claims that she was suspended.

I PROMISE YOU I AM NOT SUSPEND and WILL BE FIGHTING FEB 22 as scheduled !! @UFC don’t believe everything you read online !

— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) February 3, 2014

If Eye does not adhere to the conditions of her Administrative Order, her probation will be elevated to a suspension. For now, Eye still faces Davis on Feb. 22. as part of the event’s preliminary card. The winner may receive a title shot, depending on Cat Zingano’s return date.

On Saturday, Kaufman reveled in the TDLR’s choice. Despite her loss, she sits one spot ahead of Eye in the UFC women’s bantamweight rankings.

A BIG MORNING! Texas commission just overturned the result of me vs Eye to a No Decision! Not my win, but not an undeserved loss either…

— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) February 1, 2014

The UFC has not commented on the situation or whether changes will be made to the UFC 170 card.


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