MMA Three more PFL fighters face action following failed drug tests by Daniel Yanofsky November 21, 2019 It has not been a good month to be a PFL fighter. ESPN was the first to report that three members of the Professional Fighters League have failed drug tests and are expected to receive a punishment by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Glaico Franca and Lios Rafael Laurentino tested positive for the steroid stanozolol, while marijuana was what affected Ramsey Nijem. All three fighters are not involved in the PFL Finals, taking place on New Year’s Eve in New York City. Both Franca and Laurentino are pleading their cases, stating the flag came from contaminated supplements. “I was caught by surprise because I’m a 100 percent clean athlete so you don’t expect to fail a drug test,” Franca stated to MMA Fighting. “That happened on Oct. 11, but I’m cool about it. I will prove that this stanozolol metabolite that showed up in my urine test came from a contaminated supplement.” All three fighters will have a full disciplinary hearing on December 18. This comes after Daniel Pineda was accused of failing a drug test, taking him out of his championship fight against Lance Palmer. Post Views: 518 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Daniel Yanofsky Baseball Editor, Misc. Sports Editor. Covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a podcast, The Main Event. Latest posts by Daniel Yanofsky (see all) Mets hire Luis Rojas to replace Carlos Beltran as manager - January 23, 2020 An Outsider’s 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot - January 21, 2020 A Wild Yo Sighting: Yoenis Cespedes participates in running, fielding and hitting drills - January 21, 2020 Following Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246, is “The King” truly back? - January 20, 2020 Related TopicsGlaico FrancaLios Rafael LaurentinommaPFLProfessional Fighters LeagueRamsey Nijem Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Can't Miss Posts! 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions: Play-In Round by Will Wiegelman | posted on June 22, 2020 Pascack Hills Grad Brianna Musco Finds Calling in Music by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on July 23, 2020 Talent Has No Gender: Crystal Bradford Gears Up for Major “Hoopquality” Event by Candace Cordelia | posted on July 21, 2020 Ranking all 32 Projected Starting QBs ahead of the 2020 NFL Season by Peter Snyder | posted on April 30, 2020 Joe Quinones is the Definition of a Baseball Journeyman by Eli Fishman | posted on July 21, 2020 Podcasts More in MMA You Know I’m Right, Episode 21: Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contest, Cam Newton And Barry Bonds (Audio) On the 21st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese discuss: 2020 Nathan’s... You Know I’m Right, Episode 11: The Life Of A Minor League Baseball Player (Audio) On the 11th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese... Women In Sports Interview Series: Marissa Rives, Program Director of SiriusXM’s Fight Nation Marissa Rives has shattered the glass ceiling of sports radio to lead Fight Nation... Following Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246, is “The King” truly back? Some may not admit it, but there were doubts leading up to Conor McGregor’s... Katlyn Chookagian to finally receive opportunity against Flyweight Champ Valentina Shevchenko Jon Jones to face the undefeated Dominick Reyes for the Light Heavyweight Title in Feb.