Bellator MMA fighter Melvin Guillard has tested positive for a non-performance enhancing banned substance in a test conducted following his fight with David Rickels last month.
The Kansas Athletic Commission announced on Friday that they have fined Guillard $10,000 and suspended his fight license for a year.
“The first and foremost job of the Kansas Athletic Commission is to protect the health and welfare of the fighters we are charged with regulating” said Adam Roorbach, head of the Kansas Athletic Commission. “Banned substances have no place in the world of combat sports, and their usage will not be allowed in the state of Kansas.”
In a release sent out to media, Roorbach stated that the test came back August 3 and Guillard’s suspension will begin July 22.