According to a press release from the Kansas Athletic Commission on Friday, Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Melvin Guillard failed a drug test following his last bout, which was at Bellator 159 on July 22.
While the exact substance wasn’t revealed, the KAC stated that Guillard failed a urinalysis for a non-performance-enhancing banned substance. With Bellator MMA 159 having taken place in Kansas, all fighters who are licensed to fight in the state must adhere to the WADA code.
“The first and foremost job of the Kansas Athletic Commission is to protect the health and welfare of the fighters we are charged with regulating” KAC boxing commissioner Adam Roorbach said in the press release. “Banned substances have no place in the world of combat sports, and their usage will not be allowed in the state of Kansas.”
Guillard will be suspended for one year retroactive to his bout with David Rickels and is to be fined $10,000. Guillard won the contest, but the official result has been changed to a “no contest”
Guillard tested positive for cocaine following a guillotine loss to Joe Stevenson on April 5, 2007. He was fined $2,100 and suspended eight months for the failed urinalysis.
Attempts at reaching Guillard and his team have come up empty as of press time.