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Postby bruins2012 » Mon May 11, 2020 9:45 pm

Kelvin Gastelum spent the winter suspended by USADA for marijuana

The former interim middleweight title challenger failed an in-competition drug test for the substance, surrounding his November 2nd fight against Darren Till.

It’s been a quiet few months for top-ranked UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum. The Ultimate Fighter Season 17 winner and former interim middleweight title contender hasn’t had a fight booking announced since losing a split decision to Darren Till back in November of 2019.

That isn’t because he’s been healing up from injury, however, or even just taking some personal time to sharpen his skills or hang out with his family. Instead, he’s been riding out a 4-month USADA suspension, after failing an in-competition drug test for THC metabolites—a component of marijuana.

“Gastelum, 28, tested positive for 11-nor-9-carboxy-tetrahydrocannabinol (Carboxy-THC) over the Decision Limit of 180 ng/mL,” USADA revealed in a recent statement, “a urinary metabolite of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive constituent of cannabis, marijuana, and/or hashish as the result of a sample collected in-competition at UFC 244 New York, New York on November 3, 2019. Cannabis, marijuana, and hashish are Specified Substances in the class of Cannabinoids and prohibited in-competition under the UFC Prohibited List.

Originally, the UFC’s anti-doping partner handed the Kings MMA fighter a nine-month suspension for the failed test—the second of his career. However, Gastelum’s suspension was reduced to only four months “following the successful completion of a drug treatment program.”

The former welterweight had a win over Vitor Belfort overturned back in 2017, also due to a failed in-competition drug test for marijuana. He’s fought five times in the years since, including losses to Israel Adesanya and Chris Weidman and the aforementioned defeat to Till, as well as victories over Michael Bisping and Jacare Souza. With his four month suspension already behind him, hopefully fans see Kelvin Gastelum return to competition soon.

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Re: Gastelum Suspended for Weed

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Re: Gastelum Suspended for Weed

Postby TFlock » Mon May 11, 2020 10:33 pm

What a fucken joke. Get with the times USADA
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Re: Gastelum Suspended for Weed

Postby bruins2012 » Mon May 11, 2020 10:45 pm

I just wanna thank Dana White, the UFC, & USADA for bravely taking a stand against the shackles of marijuana addiction.

It’s my hope they continue to turn a blind eye to domestic abusers, habitual drug cheats, & breakers of law to crack down on these filthy Marijuana addicts.

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Postby KingOfPancrase » Mon May 11, 2020 10:50 pm

bruins2012 wrote:I just wanna thank Dana White, the UFC, & USADA for bravely taking a stand against the shackles of marijuana addiction.

It’s my hope they continue to turn a blind eye to domestic abusers, habitual drug cheats, & breakers of law to crack down on these filthy Marijuana addicts.

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domestic abuse is mostly women on men it's just men don't report it nearly as much. Plus every now and then someone needs a smack. :lol:

Let's all just agree MMA was way better before USADA. TRT gave us some truly amazing fights.
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Re: Gastelum Suspended for Weed

Postby YMCA » Tue May 12, 2020 12:26 am

I don’t smoke and never have/will, but this is completely and utterly preposterous.

Can anyone tell me how much someone would have to smoke to exceed the 180 ng/mL threshold listed?

Given how ridiculously high the TRT limit was (4X what is normally HUMANLY POSSIBLE), this seems to be anachronistic and STUPID.
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Re: Gastelum Suspended for Weed

Postby TFlock » Tue May 12, 2020 1:21 am

I love marijuana (it’s actually called cannabis)

No hangover and it’s a sexual performance enhancer too haha
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Re: Gastelum Suspended for Weed

Postby MiniMan » Tue May 12, 2020 3:49 am

So it’s those damn munchies that stop him fighting at a sensible weight.
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Re: Gastelum Suspended for Weed

Postby jblaze » Tue May 12, 2020 4:29 am

He is probably fucking with some edibles. I smoked for years and never flunked a drug test. I would imagine he has a high tolerance and does about 40mg of edibles at one time. He probably doesn't smoke because it ruins your cardio.
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Re: Gastelum Suspended for Weed

Postby philphan » Tue May 12, 2020 10:08 am

MiniMan wrote:So it’s those damn munchies that stop him fighting at a sensible weight.

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Re: Gastelum Suspended for Weed

Postby Legionarivs » Tue May 12, 2020 10:57 am

It's a bit double for me to read this, as a person who's from the capital of marihuana (Amsterdam) I laugh at a commission that thinks that they first of all ban someone for using recreational marihuana and secondly giving a reduced sentence if someone participates in an addiction course afterwards.

As long as there aren't any studies that proof or disprove it I think it should be banned the day of the fight for sure even up to 48-72 pre-fight.

But than there is Gastelum, the guy has missed several times weight, which literally cost him tens of thousands of dollars and it has hindered his career and image. On top he got one of his biggest wins overturned due to a positive test for marhuana. And now he again gets suspended, really? How fucking dumb can you be?

It's in the fucking rules, I disagree with the rules but it's in there. Be a professional, you got only a few years to earn your money, why throw it away? It's like Andy Ruiz or whatever that castrado is called that fought Antony twice who showed up fat and bigger then ever in his title defense. Having only partied the months up to his defense, showing up to get his paycheck and screaming he wants a rematch after delivering an embarrassing performance. I get it, lower social class, never had that amount of money before, social pressure. But still act like you got some brains.

When I was training 5 times a week I didnt drink nor was on drugs, I wasn't getting paid for it. No one was depending on me, no sponsors and no contract, why can't these fuckers have the decency to not act retarded?
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Re: Gastelum Suspended for Weed

Postby warriorxv » Tue May 12, 2020 11:16 am

jblaze wrote:He is probably fucking with some edibles. I smoked for years and never flunked a drug test. I would imagine he has a high tolerance and does about 40mg of edibles at one time. He probably doesn't smoke because it ruins your cardio.

40mg? Most chocolate bars and Candies sold in Vancouver are a average of 200-300mg. Some go up to 1000mg.

I highly doubt it’s because he ate edibles around 40mg.
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Re: Gastelum Suspended for Weed

Postby KARHU-III » Tue May 12, 2020 12:56 pm

This fucking shit again...................... Politicians working with UFC need to put down their foot and work to make a change regarding this...... The sport and athletes are suffering from this unnecessary bullshit...
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Re: Gastelum Suspended for Weed

Postby PBells » Tue May 12, 2020 1:14 pm

Kelvin is so addicted he can't even stop for a week or so before fight night to pass the test
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