Pair of Contender Series Athletes Suspended for Marijuana

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A pair of winners from Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series have found themselves suspended for six months. Both Anthony Hernandez and Justin Williams tested positive for marijuana metabolites, and have accepted punishment from the Nevada Athletic Commission.

At a hearing Wednesday, a pair of winners from Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series found themselves suspended by the NSAC. As reported by MMA Fighting among others, the Nevada Athletic Commission has banished Anthony Hernandez and Justin Wiiliams for a period of six months after the pair tested positive for marijuana.

Both fighters will also forfeit 15% of their fight purses from their respective DWTNCS bouts. Their wins have been changed to No Contests, and in addition to the 15% fine, they’ll be forced to cough up lawyers fees.

‘Fluffy,’ as Hernandez is otherwise known, improved his pro record to 7-0 on the second week of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series season two. While that will drop back to 6-0 due to the No Contest, Hernandez had knocked out Jordan Wright in just 40 seconds on the show.

That big KO win earned Anthony Hernandez a UFC deal. Justin Williams, meanwhile, did not earn a UFC contract for his third round knockout of Tim Caron a few weeks later.

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