Jessica Eye and UFC release statement about failed drugs test at UFC 166 and news on her UFC 170 clash with Alexis Davis

Jessica Evil Eye

Last week  the news broke that UFC Bantamweight athlete Jessica ‘Evil’ Eye had her first UFC win against Sarah Kaufman overturned to a No Decision. Eye was said to be punished with a year-long probationary suspension and a fine of $1875.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations revealed that the change came as a result of a failed drug test by Jessica Eye after her controversial split decision  win against Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166.

Finally on Wednesday night in the states the UFC released the following statement:

“The UFC received word of the fully probated suspension and fine issued to Jessica Eye by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The UFC intends to honor the probation, which will not force Eye to miss her scheduled bout at UFC 170.”

Jessica Eye released this statement:

“I was recently alerted to the fact that I was issued a fully probated suspension and fine by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. While I intend to discuss with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation the overturning of my victory at UFC 166, I have accepted the terms of the probation and intend to compete at UFC 170 on Feb. 22. I pride myself on following the rules and representing my family, teammates, sponsors, and fans in the best light possible. I apologize for any distractions this has caused.”

Not letting this take any focus of Eye’s humbling appreciation and the love of her father she tweeted the following:

Jessica Eye Tweet

Jessica Eye will take on Alexis Davis at The Mandalay Bay Center  in Las Vegas as planned in two weeks time at UFC 170 on February 22nd showing on the prelim card on Fox Sports 1 network.

Picture Credit  Mike Newcomb 

Author: Emma Bramford

Having been around combat sport for over two decades, my passion for MMA and Boxing just grows and grows. I am a former columnist for MMA Uncaged Magazine and currently contribute to Fighters Only and other leading MMA sites.

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