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Update: Jessica Eye’s Drug Test Positive for Cannabinoids

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Update: 8 p.m.

Eye has reportedly tested positive for cannabinoids according to information released to MMAFighting.com. This comes just hours after Eye appeared on the MMA Hour where she openly denied the use of PED’s but remained inconclusive in declining her use of marijuana, as initially reported by Bloody Elbow.

Eye told MMA Hour host Ariel Helwani that she simply didn’t provide the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations with properly-filled-out paperwork and said it was something that she would never do again.

Below: Published at 3 p.m. PT.

With her next bout coming up in just over a week, Eye is still dealing with accusations of using a banned substance in her previous fight with Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166. Initially thought to be due to a blood-thinner, Eye’s failed drug test was then blamed on marijuana use by some ‘reliable sources’ for Bloody Elbow. Neither has been confirmed definitively.

Her bout with Kaufman was changed to a No Decision but answers are still being sought as to what actually cost Eye a win in her UFC debut.

She appeared on the MMA Hour Monday morning to discuss the failed drug test that has directed attention away from her UFC 170 bout with Alexis Davis.

“I continuously trying to clear the air for [media] but there’s some things on my end that I have to make sure that I don’t say anything that may be used against me but there were some mistakes on my end that I didn’t give enough knowledge ahead of time. It was just something I made a mistake on my behalf and I’m going to continue to push forward and just not let anything like this ever happen again or ever leave any kind of allegations out there to be kind of put out there about me.”

Host Ariel Helwani pushed the issue in asking what Eye did wrong leading to the No Decision:

“Just about my original ‘putting things down’ were properly supposed to be done, so I didn’t do that properly,” Eye said. “It was my first fight in the UFC, it was my first UFC fight, there was a lot of things going on.”

Eye stuck to her claim that she isn’t a cheater in using PED’s while neither explicitly confirming or denying allegations about marijuana being the reason for the failed test.

The punishment from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations was a probated suspension which reportedly would allow Eye to fight on the UFC 170 card with no issue. FOX Sports’ Mike Chiappetta said that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is still waiting on the results from a follow-up drug test before granting her a license to fight.



UFC 170 takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 22nd.


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