MMA Fighting confirmed with Nevada State Athletic Commission chief assistant Jeff Mullen that Franca and Laurentino tested positive for stanozolol, a banned steroid, and that Nijem tested positive for marijuana. The news was first reported by ESPN, citing Mullen.
Franca and Laurentino spoke to MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz to confirm the tests and both are claiming that the results are due to tainted supplements.
See Franca’s statement below:
“I was caught by surprise because I’m a 100 percent clean athlete so you don’t expect to fail a drug test.