Former Champ Emanuel Newton Fails Bellator 134 Drug Test

March 12, 2015
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Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton tested positive for marijuana following his Bellator 134 loss to Liam McGeary.

Newton’s drug test result was positive for marijuana metabolites, showing a result above 100 ng/mL, Mike Mazzulli, the director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation, told MMAWeekly.comThe MMA Report initially posted the news.

> SEE ALSO: Bellator 134 Results: Liam McGeary Defeats Emanuel Newton for Light Heavyweight Belt

Emanuel NewtonWhile the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Nevada Athletic Commission have a threshold of 150 ng/mL before a positive result for marijuana is returned, the Mohegan Tribe has a zero tolerance policy on illegal substances.

Bellator and Newton have already been notified of the test result, said Mazzulli.

Newton was subsequently fined $3,000, suspended for 90 days, and must provide a clean drug test prior to returning to competition.

Newton won the interim Bellator light heavyweight championship in late 2013 and then unified the title in early 2014. He defended the belt twice before McGeary won a five-round unanimous decision over him at Bellator 134 on Feb. 27 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    This is why everyone else raised their allowed limit to 150 ng/mL. He obviously was was using outside of competition with a positive test of 100 ng/mL. Bellator should pay for a lawyer and fight this. The rules shouldn’t change within a state because you crossed an imaginary line on the ground. I wonder what the allowance is for peyote?

    • Seth

      They won’t because since UFC gets more attention coz of failed test, Viacom MMA will do same thing. #AttentionWh0re.

      On top of that, they dont give a damn about their fighters,unless you are Tito Ortiz or Rampage.

    • Yourebothracists

      Wow dude you and polk14 are some racist bigots. Calling Native Americans “Injuns” and making comments on peyote….. Get a life you prick. You probably like to throw the N word around and call every other race stupid ethnic slurs cause you think it’s cool. Just go find the tallest building in the area and taking a flying leap off.

      • TheCerealKiller

        I wish they would just turn off guest posting. 90% is just garbage and trolls.

        • mmafanguy

          from what I saw recently account post are not really better… I guess this is the reason that pratically every guy I had interesthing discussion with stop posting.

  • polk14

    I don’t think the injuns like Newton. It seems they scre wed him twice in that fight.

    • TheCerealKiller

      You might have a point.

    • Yourebothracists

      “Injuns” are you F–KING kidding me man. You’re a racist disgrace and need to go play in traffic immediately.

      • polk14

        Truth hurts your feelings?

    • “polk14″isRACIST

      Oh and if anyone needs proof that this dude is a racist look at his posts on other forums “I doubt it. The police should have opened fire and mowed the whole crowd of animal’s down.” Thats his comment in 2 different articles about Ferguson protests – calling a certain group “animals” wow dude wonder what color these “animals” were. Get a f–king clue you racist prick and f–k off. We don’t need “people” like you in the world