Jessica Eye Tests Positive For Marijuana

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We had wrote last Monday that UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Jessica Eye had received a one year “probate suspension” from The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for testing positive for a “prohibited drug”. Eye was fined $1,875 and still allowed to fight Alexis Davis next week at UFC 170.

BloodyElbow.com broke the story on Saturday that the prohibited drug that Eye tested positive for was marijuana. Eye had been taunting reporters regarding this story.

Eye yesterday appeared on a podcast on MMAFighting.com and was asked by reporter Ariel Helwani asked Eye at around the one hour eleven minute mark, “So, let’s figure this out. When did you find out that the Texas Commission had an issue with you stemming from your fight at UFC 166? How did they notify you of this?”

Eye said to Helwani, “Well, they didn’t notify me. I found out the same way you guys did, so I had no idea until that Saturday afternoon.”

Fox Sports.com then confirmed with the TDLR that Eye did test positive for marijuana and found out about the positive test on November 26, a little bit over a full month after her split decision win over Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166.

Eye signed the letter stating her suspension and what it constitutes on January 15.

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Jessica Eye Receives A “Probate Suspension” Fight At UFC 170 Still A Go

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The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation had announced on Saturday that October’s UFC 166 women’s bantamweight bout between Jessica Eye and Sarah Kaufman was overturned from an Eye split decision victory to a no-contest. No one knew why the fight overturned when the announcement was made.

TLDR announced earlier that the reason the fight was overturned was due to Eye testing positive for a “prohibited drug” and was fined $1,875 and placed on a “one year fully probated suspension.” The suspension means that Eye is on probation as long as she complies with the administrative order and can still fight in the interim. Eye next competes in the cage at UFC 170 on Saturday, February 22 against Alexis Davis.

Eye has vehemently denied what the TLDR has said she did.

The UFC has yet to comment on the situation.

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UFC Fight Night 31 Video Highlights

UFC Fight Night 31 took place last night at the base in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The main event featured Tim Kennedy defeating Rafael Natal in the co-main event and in the co-feature, Alexis Davis defeated Liz Carmouche.

In the videos above are highlights of Kennedy and Natal, Davis and Carmouche, Rustam Khabilov and Jorge Masvidal and Yoel Romero and Ronny Markes.

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UFC Fight Night 31 Weigh-In Results: Tim Kenendy and Rafael Natal Set For The Main Event

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UFC Fight Night 31 takes place tomorrow night at the Sabre Air Field at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. Weigh-ins took place a short time ago, with all 26 fighter making weight to make their fights official. Here is what each fighter weighed in at.

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET)
• Tim Kennedy (186) vs. Rafael Natal (185.5)
• Liz Carmouche (135) vs. Alexis Davis (134)
• Ronny Markes (185.5) vs. Yoel Romero (185.5)
• Rustam Khabilov (155) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155.5)
• Michael Chiesa (156) vs. Colton Smith (155.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET)
•Bobby Green (155) vs. James Krause (155.5)
•Francisco Rivera (136) vs. George Roop (135.5)
•Dennis Bermudez (146) vs. Steven Siler (146)
•Amanda Nunes (136) vs. Germaine de Randamie (136)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebooj.com, 3:15 p.m. ET)
•Chris Camozzi (186) vs. Lorenz Larkin (185)
•Yves Edwards (156) vs. Yancy Medeiros (156)
•Seth Baczynski (171) vs. Neil Magny (171)
•Derek Brunson (186) vs. Brian Houston (185)

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