UFC 94 competitor Karo Parisyan tests positive for prescription painkillers
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Feb 10, 2009 at 3:20 pm ET
UFC veteran welterweight Karo Parisyan, who last competed on Jan. 31 in a victory over Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 94, tested positive for a multiple prescription painkillers at the event.
Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer today emailed news of the failed test to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com)
According to Kizer, Parisyan tested positive for the banned substances hydrocodone, hydromorphone and oxymorphone.
Parisyan will now be subject to a suspension and fine from the NSAC.
In addition to Parisyan, other UFC 94 fighters tested for steroids and drugs of abuse include Georges St. Pierre, B.J. Penn, Lyoto Machida, Thiago Silva, Clay Guida, Jon Jones, Jake O'Brien, John Howard, Thiago Tavares, Stephan Bonnar and Nate Diaz.
All competitors except Parisyan test negative.
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