Niko Price has been handed down a six-month suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission for traces of marijuana (carboxy-THC) being found in his system. MMA Junkie was first to report the news of Price’s suspension.
Not only was Price given the suspension, but he was also fined $8,500 in prosecution fees. Also as a result of his positive drug test, his UFC Vegas 11 fight with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has been overturned from a draw to a no contest.
Since the suspension results from Sept. 19, Price will be eligible to compete again on March 19, 2021.
This marks the second time that Price has tested positive for marijuana. His first positive test came in February 2017 after he knocked out Alex Morono. That fight took place in Texas and The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation laid down a 90 day suspension and a $1,000 fine as a result of the violation. That win was also overturned to a no contest.
Following the news of the suspension, Price issued a statement on Instagram thanking his supports and saying he hopes to return to action as soon as he possibility can.