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Levens Tests Positive For Banned Painkiller Oxymorphone

Justin LevensUFC, WEC, and IFL veteran Justin Levens (9-8), whose scheduled bout against Ray Lamaza at Affliction “Banned” was canceled due to time constraints, has tested positive for the banned painkiller Oxymorphone, according to the California State Athletic Commission.

Leven’s pre-event drug test returned levels of 10,141 ng/mL, nearly 10,000 ng/mL higher than the CSAC’s cutoff for oxymorphone of 120 ng/mL.

A loser of five-straight and eight of his last ten, Levens has been fined $1,000 and suspended for six months by the CSAC as a result of the positive test. He has the right to appeal the ruling.

Levens’ positive test was revealed just hours after UFC light heavyweight James Irvin was confirmed to have tested positive for the same painkiller following his loss to Anderson Silva in Nevada.


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