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Francisco Trevino Tests Positive for Marijuana Following Loss to Sage Northcutt at UFC 192


(^Trevino to the Fertittas, essentially.)

Francisco Trevino achieved a rare feat in his UFC 192 loss to Sage Northcutt: He failed, spectacularly. Not in his performance — a 57 second TKO loss and something I would never mock a guy for — but in the absolute lack of professionalism he displayed prior to, immediately after, and further after that performance.

First, Trevino showed up five pounds heavy to the weigh-ins. Then, he shoved Herb Dean (never shove Herb Dean). And now, he’s tested positive for marijuana. It’s the trifecta of self-destruction; the only way Trevino could have further ensured that he would be fired would have to grab the mic out of Joe Rogan’s hand and told everyone in the arena to go f*ck themselves.

Details after the jump. 

MMAFighting has the details:

According to documents obtained by MMA Fighting via a public records request to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Trevino failed a drug test for elevated THC-COOH levels at UFC 192 on Oct. 3 in Houston. Trevino had 69 ng/ml of marijuana metabolites in his system and the Texas threshold is 50 ng/ml.

Texas Combative Sports Program director Greg Alvarez confirmed that Trevino will be suspended 90 days for the positive result. After he gets put on suspension, an enforcement case will be open against him and the fine for that is up to $5,000 for first-timers, per Alvarez. Trevino already gave up 20 percent of his purse to Northcutt after missing weight by four pounds (160).

MMAFighting was also quick to point out that, had Trevino been competing Nevada when he was busted, his marijuana levels would have below the the 150ng/ml threshold which constitutes a penalty. Then he would have only been *double* fired.

In all seriousness, I’m having a hard time faulting Trevino for this. Showing up heavy and pushing Herb Dean, sure, but not for a barely existent marijuana level. Without falling back into the marijuana debate again, I’ll just say that 69 ng/ml seems like a pretty mild offense to incur a 90-day suspension, while at the same time admitting that Trevino really, really screwed the pooch on this one.

In semi-related news, the White House petition to lift Nick Diaz’s five-year ban has reached its goal of 100,000 signatures. The White House will now have to comment on his ban, which is perhaps the greatest thing to happen to this sport ever. 

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