Nevada State Athletic Commission Reveals New Penalties For Banned Substance Abuse

The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced recently they are planning to increase the punishment for fighters caught using banned substances in mixed martial arts, revealing that any fighter caught taking steroids for the first time will not only lose between 50 and 70% of their purse, but will be banned for three years.

There are other harsh penalties for more recreational drug users including cannabis and sleep aids, fighters will pick up eighteen month bans for first offences along with losing between 30 and 40% of their purses.

The guidelines separated potential punishments by drug type. According to sources are:

Steroids:

Three years and 50-70 percent of purse for first offense
Four years and 75-100 percent of purse for second offense
Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for third offense
Stimulants:

Two years and 35-45 percent of purse for first offense
Three years and 50-60 percent of purse for second offense
Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for third offense
Diuretics:

Two years and 30-40 percent of purse for first offense
Three years and 40-50 percent of purse for second offense
Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for third offense
Sedatives, muscle relaxants, sleep aids, anxiolytics, opiates and cannabis/marijuana

18 months and 30-40 percent of purse for first offense
Two years and 40-50 percent of purse for second offense
Three years and 60-75 percent of purse for third offense
Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for four offense

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