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Nevada State Athletic Commission Votes Against Drug Offenders

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Friday May 15,2015– The Nevada Athletic Commission had a meeting today Las Vegas (5/15/2015) and voted in changing its current drug-use policy. According to the new guidelines, the NAC also stated that if any fighter have a positive drug test, it will overturn a win to a loss, rather than a no-contest which will take effect starting Sept. 1st, 2015.

According to Brett Okamoto of ESPN the following include the following punishments:

Steroids:

  • Three years and 50-70 percent of purse for first offense
  • Four years and 75-100 percent of purse for second offense
  • Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for third offense

Stimulants:

  • Two years and 35-45 percent of purse for first offense
  • Three years and 50-60 percent of purse for second offense
  • Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for third offense

Diuretics:

  • One year and 30-40 percent of purse for first offense
  • Two years and 40-50 percent of purse for second offense
  • Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for third offense

Sedatives, muscle relaxants, sleep aids, anxiolytics, opiates and cannabis/marijuana:

  • 18 months and 30-40 percent of purse for first offense
  • Two years and 40-50 percent of purse for second offense
  • Three years and 60-75 percent of purse for third offense
  • Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for four offense

We will have more details in the following days as the NAC release more information regarding the drug-use policy.

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