Following his UFC Fight Night 14 bout against Anderson Silva on July 19, James Irvin tested positive for banned substances, the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed to MMAWeekly today.
Following the loss to Silva, Irvin submitted to a urinalysis, and the Urinalysis reflected the presence of Methadone and Oxymorphone.
Oxymorphone is a pain reliever prescribed to alleviate moderate to severe pain. Methadone is most commonly prescribed to recovering heroin addicts, and is also sometimes prescribed to manage chronic pain.
None of the fighters who competed on the July 19 card were subject to NSAC's out-of-competition drug testing policy, which could have been due to the event being put together on relatively short notice.
Eleven of the 22 fighters who competed on the card were tested at the event. Anderson Silva, James Irvin, Hermes Franca, Cain Velasquez, Brandon Vera, CB Dollaway, Tim Credeur, Frankie Edgar, Shannon Gugerty, and Nate Loughran were all tested for steroids, recreational drugs, and stimulants. Irvin is the only competitor who came back with a positive test result.
Note that we passed along a story earlier today that the 11 fighters tested for the Spike TV special event tested clean for steroids and drugs of abuse. That was inaccurate … those tests were just for steroids.
Posted by telnights
Thats some major pain meds he was on. Either he was injured or has has a drug issue.