James Wilson tested positive for nandrolone metabolites following his defeat to Dan Charles at the Bellator event on October 18th last year in Las Vegas and he has been suspended nine months by the Nevada Athletic Commission for the positive drug test.
The suspension was handed down by the commission on Monday and in addition to the suspension, Wilson was fined 33 percent of his $2,500 purse.
According to Nevada Attorney General Chris Eckels, Wilson submitted a test via urine on the day of the event and the test came back positive for Nandrolone metabolites.
Wilson cited that he did not know he was taking something that contained nandrolone as all of the supplements he takes have been purchased at a nutrition store.
Following Monday’s commission hearing, TheMMAReport.com reached out to Bellator MMA and the provided the following statement.
“James was released after his loss and positive test,” the Bellator statement said.
Wilson was the second fighter in Bellator to test positive for a banned substance by the Nevada Athletic Commission in 2014 with the other fighter being Herman Terrado.