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 Releases A Statement Regarding Her “Probated Suspension”

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On Monday we had reported that UFC women’s bantamweight contender Jessica Eye had her fight with Sarah Kaufman had been changed to a no-contest. She was put on a “one year probated suspension” by The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for testing positive for a banned substance.

We hadn’t heard from Eye until she released a statement regarding the matter.

“I was recently alerted to the fact that I was issued a fully probated suspension and fine by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation,” Eye stated. “While I intend to discuss with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation the overturning of my victory at UFC 166, I have accepted the terms of the probation and intend to compete at UFC 170 on Feb. 22. I pride myself on following the rules and representing my family, teammates, sponsors, and fans in the best light possible. I apologize for any distractions this has caused.”

The UFC made a brief statement as well regarding the matter.

“The UFC received word of the fully probated suspension and fine issued to Jessica Eye by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The UFC intends to honor the probation, which will not force Eye to miss her scheduled bout at UFC 170.”

Eye is scheduled to face Alexis Davis at UFC 170 on Saturday, February 22.

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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 News: Jessica Eye Talks Leaving Bellator And Signing With The UFC

On today’s podcast, Steve talks to top-ranked women’s fighter, UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Jessica Eye. “Evil” discusses what led to her no longer being with Bellator MMA, what organizations talked to her right after her release from Bellator and what led Eye to signing with the UFC.

Eye also tells Steve if Sarah Kaufman is the next opponent, how soon she wants to face the winner of Ronda Rousey/Miesha Tate, who her favorite football team is and much more.

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UFC Signs Top Ranked Women’s Fighter Jessica Eye

It was reported on Tuesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight” that top ranked 125 pounds women’s fighter Jessica Eye has signed a deal with the UFC fight at 135 pounds. Eye released a statement on twitter a short time later confirming the report.

Eye last competed under the Bellator MMA banner where she went 3-0 in the promotion. “Evil” last fought in June when she defeated Carina Damm for NAAFS promotion. Eye’s most notable win came in December when defeated former Bellator MMA 115 pound champion Zoila Gurgel by first round submission in 58 seconds.

Eye was released by Bellator MMA recently when the organization had decided that it wasn’t going to promote women’s fights at this current time.

It has been rumored that Eye will square off against Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166 on October 19, but the UFC hasn’t confirmed that matchup at this time.

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Jessica Aguilar and Jessica Eye Get Their Releases From Bellator MMA

From the way things are looking, it seems like we may not be seeing a women fighting in Bellator MMA anytime soon. The promotion has released top ranked fighters Jessica Aguilar and Jessica Eye.

Both ladies confirmed their releases on Twitter earlier today.

Aguilar went 5-1 under Bellator and defeated quite arguable the greatest women’s MMA fighter of all time in Megumi Fuji at Bellator 69 last May. “Jag” last competed in the organization at Bellator 94 when she defeated Patricia Vidonic.

Eye went undefeated in three fights for Bellator defeating former Bellator champion Zoila Gurgel at Bellator 83 last December.

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