Cage Warriors lightweight champion Chris Fishgold had his day in court today.
The champion who captured the organization’s vacant lightweight belt, formerly held by Irish UFC superstar Conor McGregor, in July 2016, had driving privileges revoked for one year after an arrest behind the wheel.
According to a report from the Liverpool Echo, “Fishgold, 24, was more than three times over the legal limit for benzoylecgonine, a chemical by-product of cocaine, when he was pulled over by police during a routine stop.”
Fishgold was also fined £250 or $310 USD after pleading guilty to one charge of drug-driving and £85 ($105) court costs and a £30 ($37) victim surcharge.
According to the report: “Lionel Cope, prosecuting, said: ‘Shortly before midnight (on February 1, 2017), on Aigburth Road in Liverpool, police officers stopped a white Mercedes. The officers spoke to Mr Fishgold and thought his manner suggested he was under the influence of drugs. When tested the blood sample was over the limit.’
“Mr Cope said the sample detected 275 microgrammes of benzoylecgonine per litre of blood, while the legal limit is 50 microgrammes.”
Fishgold was set to defend his title at the Cage Warriors 82 event at the Echo Arena last Saturday but the fight was called off after an “undisclosed injury.”