The Nevada Athletic Commission recently announced that Kyler Phillips and Darrius Flowers, UFC fighters, have tested positive for the non-specified substance ostarine, classified as an anabolic agent and banned for all use under the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited substances list.
Consequently, both fighters were given six-month suspensions by the commission. It is worth noting that ostarine has been behind numerous positive drug tests that have ensnared UFC athletes, including the likes of Marvin Vettori, Nicco Montano, and Sean O’Malley.
Phillips has been handed a six-month suspension that will come to an end on July 22. He has also been ordered to pay attorney fees amounting to $407.50. Notably, no further fines will be imposed as his positive drug test was conducted before his scheduled bout against Raphael Assuncao on March 11 and he was subsequently removed from the fight. Following the end of his suspension period, Phillips will be allowed to return to the octagon.
On the other hand, Flowers, who joined the UFC roster after winning a fight on Dana White’s Contender Series, has been handed the same six-month suspension as Phillips, and will also have to pay attorney fees amounting to $407.50. Flowers was scheduled to make his UFC debut against Erick Gonzalez on Feb.
25, but he was pulled from the event after the positive drug test result was returned, Thus, he has also been given a six-month suspension that ends on July 27. Once he has served the suspension period and paid the required fines, Flowers will also be eligible to return to action.