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.
It’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.
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.