Four Bellator 127 fighters fail drug tests; Coker responds

Photo credit: Jack Bratcher for ProMMAnow.com
Photo credit: Jack Bratcher for ProMMAnow.com

UFC isn’t the only one dealing with a slew of failed drug tests lately. In fact, four Bellator fighters were popped in California following their fights in Temecula earlier this month. The California State Athletic Commission announced today that all 22 fighters on the Bellator 127 card were tested, and these four tested positive for banned substances:

  • Keith Berry – Elevated testosterone levels, marijuana.
  • Nick Moghaddam – Elevated testosterone levels, marijuana.
  • Rob Emerson – Designer performance enhancer (Modafinil)
  • Fernando Gonzalez – Marijuana

Bellator President Scott Coker addressed the failed test results in a statement sent out on Friday:

“I want to make very clear that under new management, Bellator will simply not stand for performance enhancing drugs inside our cage. We fully support the California State Athletic Commission in their process, and standby any disciplinary action handed out by Commissioner Andy Foster and the CSAC. Fans, media and our athletes need to have a clear understanding that drug use will simply not be tolerated by Bellator.”

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