Melvin GUILLARD tests positive for cocaine
GUILLARD CITED FOR ALLEGED COCAINE USE
By Loretta hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A post-fight urinalysis conducted for April 5 UFC Fight Night headliner Melvin Guillard has allegedly tested positive for cocaine metabolite, said the Nevada State Athletic Commission today – a first for a mixed martial arts athlete in the State.
Guillard, 23, was submitted by lightweight Joe Stevenson with a guillotine choke 27 seconds into the first round of their April 5 contest at The Palms Hotel & Casino.
The Kenner, Louisiana native will have 30 days from the receipt of a written complaint to reply to the allegation and will be temporarily suspended at a forthcoming NSAC meeting. Guillard will face the Commission’s board at a second hearing where he can speak on his behalf and/or provide evidence to contest the allegation if he chooses. If found within violation of the state agency’s regulations, Guillard could be subjected to suspension and/or fines. Guillard earned $7,000 for his April 5 loss to Stevenson.
In 1997, boxer Lionel Butler’s urinalysis reflected the presence of Benzoylegonine, a cocaine metabolite. Butler’s urinalysis also reflected the presence of Delta-9-THC carboxylic acid, the major metabolite of Delta-9-THC (the active ingredient in marijuana). Butler was subsequently suspended for one year for the infractions. No combat sports participant has tested positive for cocaine metabolite till now.
Guillard (20-7-1) rose to prominence on “The Ultimate Fighter 2,” which aired on Spike TV in 2005. Noted for his athleticism and speed, Guillard then returned to his native New Orleans and endured Hurricane Katrina’s wrath, even stepping up to assist stranded citizens alongside him.
The “Young Assassin” has appeared four times in the Octagon since his reality series run with a 2-2 record.
Guillard was initially unreachable for comment.
POSTED -- 04/12/07
dammit. There goes his career....I liked his fights and his style too :(
Knowing is not enough, you must apply...
...Willing is not enough you must do
Wow. Long reference movie. Anyone else find it strange that alot of ufc fighters are suddenly testing positive for substances after suffering losses? Kit cope, Stephan Bonnar, and now melvin.
I've got my tinfoil hat on so watch out. Theories:
1) You get on UFC's bad list, you "discovered" using a substance.
2) The UFC ignores it as long as you're doing well. Once you push it too far, the protection stops and you're on your own.
3) These guys really are that stupid to just do this stuff while trying to be a pro athlete. They just so happen to be losers (except in the case of nick diaz, but they turned him into a loser on the back end anyways). Go figure.
Maybe it was second hand and he didn't inhale.
Maybe he didn't realize the coke was on her tits till he had already put his face there.
****... I really liked Guillard too.
Why did you really like Guillard?
He's my sugar daddy.
Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
That's the only reason I can think of.
I hate when people intentionally fulfill sterotypes
Is this crack, rather than the powder?
I just can't see someone being stupid enough to do this, although i know it does happen.
In any case it's hardly a performance enhancing drug
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