The California State Athletic Commission on Tuesday denied the appeal of Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor Kazuhiro Nakamura. He was suspended for a positive test result for marijuana following his unanimous decision loss to Lyoto Machida on Sept. 22 at UFC 76.
Nakamura’s 90-day suspension and $500 fine were upheld.
Adam Smith, who has the inauspicious distinction of being the first mixed martial arts athlete to test positive for both anabolic agents and drugs of abuse related to the same fight, had his appeal dropped when he failed to appear before the CSAC.
According to the CSAC, Smith tested positive for marijuana and cocaine, which are drugs of abuse; and Nandrolone and Stanozolol, which are anabolic agents. His punishment includes a suspension of 21 months and a fine totaling $4,000.