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Bellator 127 Fighters Suspended, Fined By California Athletic Commission

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The California Athletic Commission has handed out suspensions and fines to the four fighters from Bellator 127 that failed their post-fight drug tests.

Robert Emerson, Nik Moghaddam, Keith Berry and Fernando Gonzalez were all suspended and number of days and fined between $315-$2,500 for their infractions, according to a release by the CAC and executive director Andy Foster.

Emerson was fined $2,500 and suspended 270 days, Moghaddam fined $1,000 and suspended 300 days, Berry given 300 days and $2,500, and Gonzalez 30 days and $315.

Moghaddam and Berry, who each lost their fights via submission, had elevated levels of testosterone in their system during the post-fight testing. Gonzalez tested positive for marijuana, but his win over Karo Parisyan will still stand in the record books.

Emerson dropped a catch-weight bout to Rafael Silva on the October 3 card from Temecula, California.

At the time of the initial announcement of the news, Bellator president Scott Coker released a statement:

“I want to make very clear that under new management, Bellator will simply not stand for performance enhancing drugs inside our cage. We fully support the California State Athletic Commission in their process and standby any disciplinary action handed out by Commissioner Andy Foster and the CSAC. Fans, media and our athletes need to have a clear understanding that drug use will simply not be tolerated by Bellator.”