One Of Dana White’s New Contenders Just Got Popped For A Doping Violation

Another day, another fighter gets flagged for a violation of one of the sport of MMA”s strict anti-doping policies.

This time it comes not from USADA, but rather the State Of Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) who is flagging one of the fighters from Dana White’s Contender Series, a UFC Fight Pass show, for using a banned I.V. to rehydrate after his weigh-in.

The fighter faces suspension of somewhere between nine-months and two-years.’ Steven Marrocco, who spoke with a representative from the NAC, has the scoop:

Kurt Holobaugh’s reported UFC contract offer could be on hold.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has filed a disciplinary complaint against the featherweight, alleging he used an illegal IV following the weigh-ins for “Dana White’s Contender Series 1” in July.

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According to NSAC Management Analyst Nyra Phillips, Holobaugh allegedly received an intravenous injection of more than 50 milliliters “per six hour period” after the event’s July 10 weigh-ins. The injection wasn’t part of a hospital procedure or surgical procedure, and Holobaugh didn’t notify the commission or receive a therapeutic-use exemption, she added.

“We have allowances for when you can have (an IV), and this did not fit into any of those allowances,” she told MMAjunkie. “When it’s more than 50 milliliters per six-hour period, it becomes a prohibited method per the (World Anti-Doping Agency) list.”