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Three more PFL fighters face action following failed drug tests

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.

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