Three more PFL fighters have failed drug tests as Ramsey Nijem, Glaico Franca and Luis Rafael Laurentino all failed drug tests. Nijem tested positive for marijuana, while Franca and Laurentino tested positive for stanozolol.
ESPN first confirmed the news, but no punishments have been announced by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) at this time, but all the fighters are on temporary suspension until the next NAC meeting next month.
Laurentino spoke with MMA Fighting, denying that he took any illegal substances, while Franca issued the following statement:
“I was caught by surprise because I’m a 100 percent clean athlete so you don’t expect to fail a drug test. That happened on Oct. 11, but I’m cool about it. I will prove that this stanozolol metabolite that showed up in my urine test came from a contaminated supplement. I know it’s my responsibility to check the supplements I’m using, but it’s also the responsibility of the supplement companies to include every substance on the label of the product. We already have an idea of which supplements we think may have caused this and we will prove they are contaminated.”
Njiem has yet to issue a statement on the failed drug test at this time.