Fighter Cody McKenzie Suspended for 4 Years For a Fake Urine Sample

Fighter Cody McKenzie Suspended for 4 Years For a Fake Urine Sample

Every day in the world of MMA the fighters are writing history. In an effort to thwart USADA Fighter Cody McKenzie got way more than he bargained for.
McKenzie (16-11) was worried due to weed consumption so he initially refused to give a sample to USADA. Shortly after he gave an allegedly pre stored sample.


MMA Fighting has the details on McKenzie’s ban:

On Sept. 14, McKenzie was asked to submit a sample and he refused, saying he would return to his room and provide one later. When he did submit a sample, officials determined that it was abnormal and McKenzie confessed that it came from a “bottled urine substitute”. He allegedly wanted to avoid the test due to recently smoking marij*ana.

Because no proper sample was collected, the NAC committee could not rule out that McKenzie was attempting to hide performance-enhancing drugs and not just a drug of abuse. A pair of motions were passed to determine that McKenzie should receive a two-year suspension from competition for “aggravating circumstances” and an additional two years for avoiding the drug test altogether and showing a “disregard for protocol.”

The latter decision was motivated by McKenzie not attending Wednesday’s hearing and what was determined to be a lack of communication and contrition on his part since the incident occurred. He will also pay $944.84 in attorney reimbursement fees.

Known for his “McKenzietine” chokes, Cody went 2-4 in the UFC before his release, providing us a memorable farewell moment in 2013 when he fought Sam Stout in basketball shorts.

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