Yancy Medeiros’ Win Over Yves Edwards Changed to No Contest After Failed Drug Test

February 11, 2014
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YancyMedeiros_HeadshotUFC lightweight Yancy Medeiros knocked out Yves Edwards in the opening round at UFC Fight for the Troops 3, but the outcome has been changed to a No Contest after the fighter failed a post-fight drug test.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship released a statement on Tuesday addressing the situation.

“UFC lightweight Yancy Medeiros tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout against Yves Edwards at UFC Fight for the Troops 3 in Ft. Campbell, KY on Nov. 6, 2013.

“He was informed that his positive test violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. He agreed to and served a 90-day suspension retroactive to the event, and must pass a drug test before receiving clearance to compete again. The outcome of his bout against Edwards was changed to a no contest,” read the statement.

Instead of a 10-1 professional mixed martial arts record, Medeiros’ official record now reads 9-1, 1 NC.

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  • The Best Eva

    I don’t think that fights should be overturned due to weed, a 3 month suspension at most with a minor fine maybe.

    • shakejunt

      i don’t think anyone would really disagree, it’s just politics

      • The Best Eva

        Ya but I think this can be changed, other sports are looking into it already and I think MMA should do the same.

        • Seth

          They already put weed limit 10times higher than it used to be – and yet he still get caught. More than that you can only make weed legal, which wont happen. He smokes, he pays. His decision and his fault.

          • The Maestro

            Weed ten times higher than it used to be? What do you mean? And weed is already legal in two states recreationally and it’ll keep growing. Nick Diaz has been screwed several times for testing positive and he can LEGALLY smoke it in California. Just pure ignorance

          • Seth

            They put limit of legal amount of weed metabolites and its 10times higher than it used to be.

          • Twizz Nizzle

            Just cause 10 times higher sounds like a lot don’t mean it is I mean I’m a smoker n I wouldn’t jeopardize my roster spot for weed but it’s iggnit that people get in steroid trouble for weed but nothing you can do gotta follow the rules

          • Seth

            Like I said, he smokes – he pays. If you are dumb enough to smoke weed, you gonna pay for it. No one to blame, but himself.

          • The Best Eva

            You have to consider though if the original amount was really low then 10x that much may not be a lot.

      • earlsimmons

        i disagree

  • The Maestro

    Absolute bullshit. If you test positive for weed, NOTHING should happen to you. It’s not performance enhancing, it doesn’t dull pain, it doesn’t have any negative effect. It’s not going to give you an advantage. There’s been too many awesome fighters screwed over by this backwards bullshit

    • earlsimmons

      wah wah….cry more kid. Rules are rules so deal with it. Dont like them then work somewhere else.

      • Twizz Nizzle

        Aye DMX go snort some coke n quit being a douchebag

    • Rence

      While i dont share earl’s attitude towards it, he has a point. Regardless how we feel about weed, its against the rules, and these guys know it.

      I think the “intent” of the law is so that guys dont blaze up in the locker room before a fight, just like i’m sure the test checks their blood alcohol level.

      The part thats BS tho is that they are testing for metabolites, NOT active THC. They arent catching guys who are fighting while high, they’re catching guys that got high sometime in the weeks before the fight, on their own time. THAT is the part of the rule that should be addressed.

      Just my opinion though.

  • Elio Alfano

    Pat Healy esperienced the same too… that simply make no sense