Ashlee Evans-Smith Issued Temporary Suspension for Banned Diuretic

January 13, 2015
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Ashlee Evans-Smith not only lost her Octagon debut at UFC 181, she has now been temporarily suspended for testing positive for a banned substance.

Evans-Smith tested positive for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide in drug testing done surrounding her fight with Raquel Pennington at UFC 181 on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. The Nevada Athletic Commission during Monday’s commission meeting formally issued Evans-Smith a temporary suspension pending a full disciplinary hearing.

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Ashlee-Evans-Smith-UFC-181-750Nevada Deputy Attorney General Christopher Eccles said it was his understanding that Evans-Smith was not contesting the issue.

Her manager, however, previously questioned why his client was being disciplined for testing positive for a diuretic, while UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones wasn’t facing any action after testing positive for cocaine in an out-of-competition random drug screen.

“It’s not performance-enhancing or anything,” McLeish told when addressing the diuretic. “I don’t understand why they’re talking about her doing diuretics, but Jon Jones did cocaine and nothing is happening to him. Cocaine is okay because it’s out of competition? He was in training camp.”

Evans-Smith will likely find out what penalties she faces at Nevada’s next regularly scheduled athletic commission meeting in February.

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  • Darin

    I knew the double standard hypocrisy would come up. I didn’t know it would happen this quick. Why is Dana not proud of Evans-Smith? Why is Reebok not commending her?

  • The Chef

    Good lord, she doesn’t need diuretics, she needs a serious fat-loss program! Does she drink bacon post-workout shakes? What a chunkmonster…

    • The chef that can’t get some

      Like you got a better looking women?! What does your women look like? The ones that talk skit are usually the ones that can’t get any!

      • The Chef

        If you only knew my friend. If you saw my stable you’d shut the f— up. Learn how to speak proper English and spell as well. And mind your own business slapass.

  • Seth

    I had no idea it will be so fast…I mean, I knew they will show how fair they are, but I thought it’s gonna be in a month or so, when JBJs case will be a little more quiet. But they did it right away…good job, guys! Way to show you care and you are fair…

    • shakejunt

      posting this in every thread doesn’t equate the situations.

  • TheCerealKiller

    Follow the rules you stupid woman.

  • Scoobykating

    I wonder if this chick takes it up the arse.

  • shakejunt

    gotta love how the internet perpetuates a logical fallacy. the rules may very well be broken, but they are what they are. the commission has no jurisdiction in jon’s case, they do in smith’s.

  • GoalieSwagger

    If you post on an public internet forum, doesn’t that become everyone’s business? But yeah, your right, she probably could have made weight without the diuretics, baring some underlying injury we didn’t know about.

  • GoalieSwagger

    The commission works within the letter of the law. In this case, she should be punished for breaking the rules. In Jones case, the commission technically has nothing to punish him for. Is it stupid? Yes. But it technically correct.

  • Get2DaChoppa

    Dude looks like a lady