Nevada extends Gillian Robertson, Misha Cirkunov temporary suspensions for marijuana

Nevada extends Gillian Robertson, Misha Cirkunov temporary suspensions for marijuana

Author: Danny Segura

Gillian Robertson and Misha Cirkunov will have to remain out until they receive resolution on the status of their infractions in Nevada.

The two UFC fighters had their temporary suspensions extended by the Nevada Athletic Comission on Wednesday after they tested positive for carboxy-THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, in connection with their March bouts in Las Vegas. Both suspensions will hold up until a full disciplinary hearing at the next NAC meeting expected to take place in June.

Robertson (9-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) fought March 27 at UFC 260, losing a unanimous decision to Miranda Maverick. She officially was temporarily suspended on April 22.

Cirkunov (15-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) competed on March 13 in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 187. The 34-year-old suffered a first-round TKO loss to Ryan Spann. Cirkunov’s suspension began on April 8.

Both Robertson and Cirkunov will not receive punishment from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, as the organization eliminated marijuana from their violations policy.

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