The middleweight bout is slated to be on the PPV portion of the card, it is unclear if the UFC will drop the fight down to the preliminary card in light of Irvins injury.
James “The Sandman” Irvin looks forward to his future UFC career, following a suspension for testing positive for painkillers (Methadone and Oxymorphone) after his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC Fight Night 14.
Saying goodbye to 205, The Sandman looks to start climbing the UFC ladder as a middleweight. Irvin also mentions a fight with Wanderlei Silva as a good match.
The California State Athletic Commission has announced that James “The Sandman” Irvin test positive for the substances Methadone and Oxymorphone, following his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC Fight Night 14 on July 19th.
Oxymorphone is a pain killer prescribed to help with severe pain.
Methadone is most commonly prescribed to treat heroin addiction or as a pain killer, due to its low cost, non-addictive qualities and long duration.
Irvine will have 20 days to challenge the findings, or he could face a maximum 12 month suspension and fines up to $20,000.