Contender Series Vets Anthony Hernandez, Jordan Williams Suspended 6 Months for Marijuana

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 22, 2018


A couple of winners from the second season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series were suspended six months after testing positive for marijuana metabolites.

Both Anthony Hernandez and Jordan Williams were handed six-month sanctions during a Nevada Athletic Commission meeting on Wednesday. The fighters were fined 15 percent of their purse, which amounts to $750 each, along with $145.36 in attorney fees, while their victories were overturned to no contests. Both suspensions are retroactive to the date of their bouts on the Contender Series.

The MMA Report first brought word of the failed drug tests. Hernandez and Williams must pass drug tests 30, 15 and three days prior to their next fight in Nevada and must pay their fines before receiving a new license.

Hernandez knocked out Jordan Wright in 40 seconds on June 19 to earn a UFC contract and remain unbeaten in seven professional outings. He will be eligible to compete in the Octagon on Dec. 19.

Williams, meanwhile, defeated Tim Caron via third-round TKO on June 26 but did not receive a UFC deal for his performance. The 27-year-old owns an 8-2 record and will be able to return to action on Dec. 26.

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