UFC 167's Robert Drysdale denied fight license by NSAC for elevated testosterone
For the second time this year, BJJ ace Light Heavyweight Robert Drysdale was set to make his UFC debut at UFC 167. He was originally slated to face Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 in August after going 6-0 in his career on the regional circuit. Unfortunately, a staph infection prevented him from fighting and he was rescheduled to face Cody Donovan at the November 16 event.
However, once again, Drysdale is being forced out of the fight. As originally reported by MMA Junkie, Drysdale failed a pre-licensure drug test and has been denied his license by the NSAC. His results showed an elevated Testosterone/Epitestosteron ratio of 19.4:1 which comes in well over 3 times the state's limit of 6:1.
MMA Junkie also reported that Drysdale had filed a request for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) prior to his originally scheduled fight at UFC 163:
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