The Nevada Athletic Commission has overturned the result of a bout that earned a fighter a UFC contract.

In connection with his Sept. 7 win over Logan Urban on Dana White’s Contender Series, undefeated welterweight Josh Quinlan tested positive for the banned substance drostanolone, the commission revealed Wednesday on its monthly conference call.

As a result, Quinlan’s win was overturned to a no contest, he was suspended nine months retroactive to his positive urine test, and is required to pay a total of $795.36 in fines and legal fees. He will be eligible to return June 7, 2022, pending cooperation and completion of procedural sanctions.

Quinlan (5-0) wowed UFC president Dana White when he bowled over Long (5-1) with a 47-second knockout sequence. The performance earned him a UFC deal and a host of joyous expletives from Dana White.

It’s unclear if Quinlan’s UFC deal will be effected by the result being overturned.

There have been just three other instances of contract winners having wins overturned. On Season 1 in 2017, Kurt Holobaugh had his win against Matt Bessette overturned due to intravenous use – something Holobaugh claimed he disclosed going into the fight. On Season 2 in 2018, Anthony Hernandez had his win over Jordan Wright overturned when he tested positive for cannabis, a banned substance at the time. Both fighters served suspensions and paid fines, but they kept their UFC deals.

However, on Season 3, Brazilian light heavyweight Antonio Trocoli had his UFC contract revoked after he tested positive for anabolic steroid nandrolone.

The UFC has not commented on the matter at this time.


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