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UFC lightweight flunks drug test, earns 90-day suspension

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UFC lightweight flunks drug test, earns 90 day suspension

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for Francisco Trevino…

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight missed weight for his UFC 192 showdown against Sage Northcutt, then suffered a technical knockout loss to “Super” in the very first round (watch it). Shortly thereafter, he came under fire for shoving referee Herb Dean.

Now we can add a failed drug test to that list of accomplishments.

According to documents obtained by MMA Fighting via a public records request to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Trevino failed a drug test for elevated THC-COOH levels at UFC 192 on Oct. 3 in Houston. Trevino had 69 ng/ml of marijuana metabolites in his system and the Texas threshold is 50 ng/ml.

I wouldn’t expect any #freefranciscotrevino tweets to pop up.

“Sitkayan” has now dropped two straight under the ZUFFA banner and won’t be eligible to compete until his 90-day suspension is served. In addition, Trevino — who already coughed up 20 percent of his purse for failing to make weight — is facing a fine of up to $5,000.

Ouch.

For much more on UFC 192 click here.

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