Two fighters that competed on the Total Combat mixed martial arts event in San Diego on Feb. 16 have been fined and suspended by the California State Athletic Commission for testing positive for marijuana. CSAC representative Bill Douglas made the announcement on Wednesday.
Mike Moreno, who lost via submission to Gary Padilla, was suspended from the conclusion of the bout on Feb. 16 through May 16. He has been fined $500.
Jermaine Wilson, who also competed for Total Combat in San Diego and lost via submission to Waylon Kennell, was suspended from the conclusion of his bout through August 14, 2008. He has been fined $1,000.
According to Douglas, “This is Mr. Wilson’s second suspension for marijuana in California in a three month period of time. Additionally, Mr. Wilson was just released from his previous suspension two days prior to this fight.” Thus, the reasoning behind the extended length of his suspension compared to Moreno’s.
Douglas also noted that Total Combat was “randomly” tested for drugs of abuse only. “Only four athletes total were tested on this card and two came back positive for drugs of abuse.”