Brian Bowles Flagged for Elevated Testosterone to Epitestosterone Ratio at UFC 160
By: Mike Whitman Jun 7, 2013
Bowles failed his UFC
160 drug test due to an elevated testosterone to
epitestosterone (T/E) ratio.
Nevada Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer informed
Sherdog.com Friday of the UFC 160 drug test results. All 24
fighters were tested at the May 25 event, and all tests came back
negative with the exception of Bowles.The bantamweight produced a
T/E ratio greater than 20-1, more than three times Nevada’s
allowable ratio of 6-1. A complaint against Bowles will be
forthcoming from the NAC.
UFC 160 took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and
was headlined by a heavyweight title rematch pitting Cain
Velasquez against Antonio
Silva. Velasquez once again triumphed over “Bigfoot,” finishing
the Brazilian with strikes just 81 seconds into the bout.
A former World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight champion, Bowles
competed on the UFC 160 undercard, suffering a second-round
technical knockout to fellow WEC alum George Roop.
The loss marked the second straight setback for the injury-plagued
32-year-old, who had not competed since November 2011 before
returning to the Octagon last month against Roop.