Bellator 207 will take place on October 12 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and preliminary card fighter Blair Tugman is no longer part of the event after testing positive for a steroid in an out-of-competition drug test.
Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulations Director and Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports President Mike Mazzulli confirmed the positive drug test result to The MMA Report on Thursday. Per Mazzulli, Tugman has been suspended one year for the positive drug test and fined $1,200.
“The Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulations number one priority is the health and safety of the fighters and fighters scheduled to appear on the Bellator show on October 12 are subject to out-of-competition drug testing,” Mazzulli said in a statement to The MMA Report. “I recently requested an out-of-competition drug test from Mr. Tugman and the result came back positive for a steroid. Mr. Tugman has been suspended for 365 days and fined 1,200. He will be required to provide the department a negative test after after the fine and suspension has been concluded. All combatants fighting at the Mohegan sun are subject to random testing. Again fighter safety is very important.”
Tugman was scheduled to fight Peter Barrett on the preliminary card of Bellator 207.