UFC News: James Irvin Test Positive For Pain Killers

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.

Comments

  1. jimy_dawg says:

    Alright help me out guys. If they are both prescribed pain killers and was tested after the fight what's the big deal? The guy got knocked out and i'm sure getting knocked out hurts. I could really care less about the guy, but i don't get why it matters after a fight and not before.

  2. i'm not sure if there saying he took them after the fight or just tested him after the fight. even if there prescribed (witch those are some heavey duty scripts not given to the normal person) he would not be allowed to take them prior to the fight.

  3. they also give methadone to recovering addicts…. but I would say this really doesnt matter, it isnt like they are preformance enhancing drugs, how many times have any of you took a pain killer and felt physically better other than easing pain, they put me to sleep, maybe thats why get got destroyed.

  4. i agree to a point steveo, there not proformance inhancing drugs but they are banned so he should not have been taking them and people in the past have taken pain killers prior to fights to help them in some sort.

  5. Well i guess he got what was comming…..K.T.F.O.

  6. No roy I wasnt saying not a big deal but I am just saying that its not like the guy was pulling a sherk he was on pain killers, didnt creduer just pop hot for basically the same thing, these guys are just like pro wrestlers and football players, training hurts and if they ahve to take it to get by Iget it but its still against the rules and if you break them you pay for it. I am just saying they in no way necessarily make him a better fighter, pain killers obviously dont keep you from losing conciousness.

  7. I think this is good news. It means that he probably didn't suffer as much.

  8. dane drebin says:

    i hope they dont suspend him i dont hink this is that buig of a deal and i dont want to not see irvin fight for a year or half a year because win or lose he always makes an exciting fight

  9. graybear says:

    James Irvin was using those pain killers to mask the steroids. obliviously he new they were banned, so why would he take them unless he needed to mask for steroids. methadone and oxymorphone are both well known maskers, theres a reason why they are banned substances.

  10. Ken The Grappler says:

    # STEVEO Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 9:37 am

    … it isnt like they are preformance enhancing drugs, how many times have any of you took a pain killer and felt physically better other than easing pain, they put me to sleep, maybe thats why get got destroyed…..

    # roy Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 9:43 am

    …i agree to a point steveo, there not proformance inhancing drugs …

    ENGLISH BITCH who the hell cares about your opinion when you cant even spell or make any damn sense. And it is PERFORMANCE ENHANCING!

  11. I can spell just fine. I just don't type very well and judging by your lack of a social life on a saturday night you have plenty of "keyboard" time to practice.

  12. Nichole Lesniak says:

    Hey Ken,

    there's an apostrophe in CAN'T.

  13. And there should be a question mark after his question.

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