Former UFC fighter Askar Mozharov suspended six months, fined for failed drug test

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Askar Mozharov has received punishment for a failed drug test stemming from his one and only UFC bout.

At a monthly commission meeting Tuesday, the Nevada Athletic Commission suspended Mozharov for six months and fined him 10 percent of his purse in addition to legal fees after he failed a urinalysis test surrounding his June 4 loss to Alonzo Menifield at UFC Fight Night 207.

Mozharov’s urine tested positive for GW1516 sulfone, a hormone and metabolic modulator. While he violated the NAC standard, he was below the threshold for a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency violation.

According to the commission, Mozharov’s cooperation and admission to the violation contributed to his sanction.

In the lead-up to UFC Fight Night 207, Mozharov was the subject of much controversy and attention when leading MMA databases Sherdog and Tapology discovered that his professional record had been falsified, which Mozharov denied doing. At the start of fight week, his record was recognized as 25-7. By week’s end, it was 17-13.

Mozharov, 27, lost to Menifield by first-round TKO. He was subsequently released from the promotion. He has not been scheduled for a publicly known bout since but recently indicated on a since-expired Instagram story he hopes to return at middleweight.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie