After testing positive for ostarine, two UFC fighters have been placed on suspension.
Kyler Phillips, a rising featherweight in the UFC, and Darrius Flowers, a lightweight, both had their disciplinary hearings postponed at the NAC’s monthly meeting on Tuesday. The postponement could happen as soon as the commission’s meeting in April.
The USADA and the commission both forbid ostarine. Over the years, several boxers, including Sean O’Malley and Amanda Ribas, have tested positive for ostarine.
Before to a fight against Raphael Assuncao slated for March 11, Phillips (10-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) had a positive urine test.
Flowers (12-5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) tested positive during a urinalysis on a sample that was taken close to a fight against Erick Gonzalez set for February 25 that was supposed to be his professional debut. Flowers attended the meeting on Tuesday in person.
The most recent time Phillips competed was at UFC 271, where he used an armbar to defeat Marcelo Rojo. Both of his fights against Jack Shore in November and Assuncao in March were postponed.
Flowers won a UFC contract in 2022 by defeating Amiran Gogoladze on Dana White’s Contender Series. An injury caused by a Flowers slam that resembled a pro wrestling tombstone piledriver led to the conclusion.