In a strange piece of news dug up by Bloody Elbow, it turns out that UFC staple Tyson Griffin tested positive for marijuana following his November 2010 bout against Nik Lentz at UFC 123.
The fight, which took place at The Palace of Auburn Hills outside of Detroit, Michigan, ended with a split decision being controversially awarded to Lentz. Upset about the questionable defeat putting him on a three-fight losing streak, Griffin made the decision shortly following the fight to make the cut to featherweight to reinvigorate his career.
And that's basically all we heard from Griffin until he returned to the cage some eight months later to make his featherweight debut against Manny Gamburyan.
Apparently, the 27-year-old had been quietly suspended by the Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission for his positive marijuana test. The story wasn't reported by either the MUCC or the UFC and the fight card -- which also featured the Maiquel Falcao-Gerald Harris time-keeping fiasco -- took place well over a year ago.
Why the information has not been reported publicly until now currently remains an unsettling mystery. With the UFC taking heat for the overall shadiness regarding testosterone replacement therapy and many questioning their level of disclosure, this curious revelation comes at an inconvenient time for the promotion.
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