Report: Joe Warren Fails Bellator 143 Drug Test for Marijuana

Former Bellator featherweight and bantamweight champion Joe Warren tested positive to marijuana following his decision win over LC Davis at Bellator 143 on Sept. 25, according to

The 38-year-old faces a possible 90-day suspension for the positive result in his post-fight drug test. Warren was barely over the acceptable limits, testing for 53 ng/ml, according to Texas Combative Sports Program documents purportedly received by reporter Jason Floyd. In Texas, the legal limit is 50 ng/ml.

Joe WarrenIt’s the first time Warren has tested positive to marijuana in his mixed martial arts career, but a positive test in 2007 kept him from participating in the 2008 Olympic Games, where he was the favorite to take home gold in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Warren had recently been linked to a rematch with Bellator bantamweight champion Marcos Galvao, as a short-notice replacement at Bellator 144, but the bout never materialized.

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The relatively minimal suspension is sure to be in the spotlight, however, as multiple-time offender UFC fighter Nick Diaz recently received a five-year suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission for a positive drug test for marijuana.

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