UFC fighters Carlos Felipe and Zviad Lazishvili have been given suspensions following drug tests registered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The sanctions were announced by the commission on Tuesday.
Felipe has been given a lengthy 18-month suspension after testing positive for boldenone, which is an anabolic steroid. The test came from his October 2021 booking against Andrei Arlovski.
Felipe has also been fined just under $5,000 when combining fines and prosecution fees.
Felipe won’t be able to compete in the state of Nevada, USA until April 2023.
Lazishvili was given a nine-month suspension, taking him out of action in Nevada until July. He was flagged for anti-estrogen drug clomiphene when being tested for his October bout against Jonathan Martinez.
Along with the suspension, Lazishvili has been ordered to pay just over $2,000.
Both Felipe and Lazsivili’s fights resulted in losses, meaning the result will remain in place instead of being overturned to a no-contest outcome.
Both suspensions were first reported by MMA Fighting.