Bellator has their first fighter to fail a drug test in Steven Artoff. His Bellator 96 test was flagged for marijuana.
A hearing will be held next month by the athletic commission to determine his fate, according to MMA Junkie. Chickasaw Nation’s Office of the Gaming Commissioner Carolyn Daniels declined comment citing privacy matters. Bellator has done the same. Half of the 24 fighters on the card were believed to be tested.
Artoff was submitted by Justin McNally on the prelims in the first round. It makes Artoff 5-2.
Bellator 96 was June 19 from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK and was the first of two 2013 Summer Series shows.